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Record flooding in Russia 23 August 2013
 

Record flooding in Russia 23 August 2013

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The water in the Amur River near Khabarovsk reached 720 cm (24 ft), exceeding the historic level of 642 cm set during the flood of 1897 over a century ago. HEALTH CARE CONCERNS: At present, unfavorable sanitary and epidemiological conditions exist throughout the flooded area, creating the potential for water-borne diseases.
The flooding has created an urgent need for safe drinking water. Presentation courtesy of Dr. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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    Record flooding in Russia 23 August 2013 Record flooding in Russia 23 August 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • LOCATION MAP
    • RECORD FLOODING ALONG AMUR RIVER NEAR KHABAROVSKY, RUSSIA August 23, 2013
    • LOCATION MAP
    • RECORD FLOODING IN EASTERN RUSSIA  The water in the Amur River near Khabarovsk reached 720 cm (24 ft), exceeding the historic level of 642 cm set during the flood of 1897 over a century ago.
    • RUSSIA’S AMUR RIVER
    • RUSSIA’S AMUR RIVER
    • IN A TYPICAL YEAR, MAJOR DAMS IN THE REGION WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THE FLOODING
    • BUT . . . , THE RAIN AND RUNOFF AFTER A DIMINISHED SUPER TYPHOON UTOR MADE LANDFALL IN CHINA EXACERBATED FLOODING IN EASTERN RUSSIA
    • TYPHOON UTOR: AUGUST 14
    • IMPACTS IN RUSSIA • The flooding devastated more than 6,000 houses, home to more than 31 thousand people, and adversely affected more than 21 million people in various ways. • More than 15 thousand people were evacuated.
    • IMPACTS • Railway systems and highway systems damaged or destroyed. • Losses, at present, have exceeded 3 billion rubles.
    • HEALTH CARE CONCERNS • At present, unfavorable sanitary and epidemiological conditions exist throughout the flooded area, creating the potential for water-borne diseases. • The flooding has created an urgent need for safe drinking water.