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Russia: Rescue mission continues in Vologda Region after worst flooding in 20 years01:28

Russia: Rescue mission continues in Vologda Region after worst flooding in 20 years

Russian Federation, Veliky Ustyug
April 19, 2016 at 22:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Emergency crews continued to rescue residents of Veliky Ustyug, Tuesday, after the area was swamped by the worst floods the Vologda Region has seen in twenty years.

Currently a third of the city is underwater but after five days, water level had dropped for the first time since the beginning of the flooding, falling by about one metre.

After the situation in the region became worse, Sukhoi Su-34s were sent to drop bombs on ice flows in the Severnaya Dvina and the Sukhona rivers in a bid to reduce water levels.

According to the region's governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov, about 22 settlements still flooded, with more than six thousand people affected.

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Emergency crews continued to rescue residents of Veliky Ustyug, Tuesday, after the area was swamped by the worst floods the Vologda Region has seen in twenty years.

Currently a third of the city is underwater but after five days, water level had dropped for the first time since the beginning of the flooding, falling by about one metre.

After the situation in the region became worse, Sukhoi Su-34s were sent to drop bombs on ice flows in the Severnaya Dvina and the Sukhona rivers in a bid to reduce water levels.

According to the region's governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov, about 22 settlements still flooded, with more than six thousand people affected.

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