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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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  • 1. LOCATION MAP
  • 2. RECORD FLOODING ALONG AMUR RIVER NEAR KHABAROVSKY, RUSSIA August 23, 2013
  • 3. LOCATION MAP
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. RUSSIA’S AMUR RIVER
  • 6. RUSSIA’S AMUR RIVER
  • 7. IN A TYPICAL YEAR, MAJOR DAMS IN THE REGION WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THE FLOODING
  • 8. BUT . . . , THE RAIN AND RUNOFF AFTER A DIMINISHED SUPER TYPHOON UTOR MADE LANDFALL IN CHINA EXACERBATED FLOODING IN EASTERN RUSSIA
  • 9. TYPHOON UTOR: AUGUST 14
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. IMPACTS • Railway systems and highway systems damaged or destroyed. • Losses, at present, have exceeded 3 billion rubles.
  • 12. 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.