A survey of the road infrastructure after the drainage of water in the Verkhnebureinsky region revealed 6 more damaged bridges, the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Khabarovsk Territory reported on Wednesday.
"After inspection by road service specialists, damage was found to 6 more bridge structures, in total, due to the flood, 9 road bridges have been destroyed," the statement said.
On one bridge, which was damaged during the flood, the passage was restored, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Two settlements remain without transport links, the ferry crossing Chegdomyn - Sofiysk does not work. As for the descent of water on the territory of the district, all residential buildings, land plots and roads were freed from it. Rescuers continue to provide assistance to the victims - they are clearing roads from debris, removing garbage, installing heat guns to dry the premises. Territories and houses are being disinfected.
In the villages, there are commissions for damage assessment. As previously reported by the press service of the regional government, according to preliminary estimates, about 200 residents of the villages of Urgal and Ust-Urgal are affected.
Meanwhile, the water level on the Bureya River is falling rapidly. During the day, it decreased at different gauging stations from 11 to 45 cm. As reported, the flooding of villages in the Verkhnebureinsky district was caused by heavy rainfalls. They took place at the end of last week. Such a sharp rise in water levels was recorded in the region 45 years ago. This time the Bureya River and its tributaries overflowed the banks, the residents had to be urgently evacuated. Two villages were flooded - Urgal and Ust-Urgal.