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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