The intense rainfall caused by Typhoon Khanun caused the rupture of a dam near the city of Ussuriysk, in the southeast of the country, affecting more than sixty towns.
Serious floods in Russia. The intense rainfall caused by Typhoon Khanun caused the rupture of a dam near the city of Ussuriysk, in the southeast of the country, affecting more than sixty towns.
About 2,000 people, including about 400 children, had to be evacuated. After the heavy rains, at least half of the affected towns have been made inaccessible by land. In just one day, almost the average amount of water that falls in a month in the area was recorded.
The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry specified that nearly 5,000 buildings had been flooded in the region, which borders China and North Korea. The rescue teams established thirteen temporary accommodation centers in the area to serve the evacuees. These are the worst floods in the city of Ussuriysk in the last ten years.
Last week, Tropical Storm Khanun, accompanied by heavy rainfall and violent winds, devastated Japan, before reaching the Korean peninsula. As a precautionary measure, the authorities decided to order the evacuation of hundreds of people and the cancellation of numerous flights and rail services in Japan and South Korea.
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