Flood in the Amur Region: people are losing their crops

Flood in the Amur Region: people are losing their crops
Flood in the Amur Region: people are losing their crops

"As soon as the water started to rise, my family and I started digging potatoes." But before the end of August they were not even going to take up shovels, says Lyudmila Rodina. The water, which started filling the garden two days ago, ordered to act quickly.

“We planted it early, at the beginning of May, and the potatoes need to grow for three months. In fact, it didn’t look bad. We did it,” the woman says.

But last year's pickles in the cellar drowned. You can hardly move around the garden now. During the night alone, the water arrived four centimeters.

Now in Belogorye, where 37 household plots are flooded due to groundwater, one special vehicle and 14 pumps are working. They pump water around the clock straight to Zeya.

“In the morning we dug a trench, that is, we connected the groundwater that runs along the railway tracks. We are now releasing them into the meadows,” says Andrei Sukhov, head of the Belogorye territorial department of the Blagoveshchensk administration.

And in Vladimirovka, where 30 household plots are flooded, they continue to build dams. Out of 12 thousand bags, local residents, rescuers and the military managed to build a water protection structure with a length of about three and a half kilometers.

"The water comes in slowly. It's good, we manage to react and build dams. It turns out that now the water level on the left side is higher than on the right side. And, naturally, the level of Zeya in the city is lower, we have higher. by almost 10 centimeters, "says the head of the Ust-Ivanovo village council, Alexander Limaykin.

Much more - 50 centimeters per day - added Zeya in Malaya Sazanka, reaching the mark "Adverse phenomenon". In total, over 150 residential buildings remain flooded in the region.

Two dozen are in the Arkharinsky district, 188 people have already been evacuated from there, including more than a hundred children. All of them are now in temporary accommodation centers, there are six of them deployed on the territory of the region.

In Belogorsk, the situation is gradually stabilizing, but 72 houses remain at the mercy of water. As for the roads, more than 40 sections throughout the region are flooded. It is now impossible to drive through more than three dozen settlements. There are boat crossings in four of them.

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