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Russia: Sochi tries to go back to normal after devastating floods01:35

Russia: Sochi tries to go back to normal after devastating floods

Russian Federation, Sochi
June 26, 2015 at 11:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Sochi attempted to get back to normal life, Friday, after heavy rain had triggered flash flooding in the city on Thursday, leaving behind devastated houses and infrastructure.

People assessed the damage done to their homes and businesses, as flood waters began to subside. Around 1,800 rescue workers took to the streets to conduct salvage works, during which at least one person was reportedly found dead.

The floods brought the entire former Olympic city including Sochi airport to a halt on Thursday. Emergency services had to conduct countless rescue operations to save people from their homes, as the floods turned streets into ripping rivers that smashed fences and carried away cars. According to EMERCOM, the storm drainage systems were simply unable to cope with the amounts of water in the deluge.

Russia: Sochi tries to go back to normal after devastating floods01:35
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Residents of Sochi attempted to get back to normal life, Friday, after heavy rain had triggered flash flooding in the city on Thursday, leaving behind devastated houses and infrastructure.

People assessed the damage done to their homes and businesses, as flood waters began to subside. Around 1,800 rescue workers took to the streets to conduct salvage works, during which at least one person was reportedly found dead.

The floods brought the entire former Olympic city including Sochi airport to a halt on Thursday. Emergency services had to conduct countless rescue operations to save people from their homes, as the floods turned streets into ripping rivers that smashed fences and carried away cars. According to EMERCOM, the storm drainage systems were simply unable to cope with the amounts of water in the deluge.