As reported by media and blogs, an unprecedented storm has attacked the city of Sochi (Krasnodar region), and triggered severe flooding. In Adler and Sochi water literally takes away building structures and vehicles. On behalf of the authorities of Sochi in Adler and Khosta districts, which were affected by extessive rainfall more than the others, a regime of emergency was declared. All local residents are requested not to travel by private car till the disaster relief.
The citizens themselves characterize the situation very clearly: “Damn, that’s a hell of hell.”
Currently active rescue operation is taking place in Adler and Khosta districts of Sochi, involving 50 rescuers and 9 terrain vehicles. “Soldiers” of Ministry of Emergency Situations are working in the towns of Mirny, Verkhneye Blinovo, Kudepsta, Chaysovhoz and Kepsha.
Ministry of Emergency Situations encourages local residents and travelers to inform rescuers about incidents. Troubles related to flooding could threaten health and lives of people, said the press service of the Ministry.
Road builders reported that the volume of the water in some areas exceeds the standards nearly a hundred times.
The evacuation of residents is taking place from the flooded areas of Sochi as a result of a catastrophic rainstorm struck. Social media is full of pictures and videos of the disaster.