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MOE did not have time to notify the inhabitants of Tulun district of the Irkutsk region about flood warnings via SMS. Reported by the Daily Storm, citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
According to him, the office has notified residents about the weather, but about some serious implications in the message are not mentioned. “Traditional messages about the weather from the Ministry of emergencies before the flood came, but this is stating that now will flood and need to be saved, was not” — said the source publication.
The press service of EMERCOM in the Irkutsk region, said that using SMS was reported to heavy rains, thunderstorms, hail and strong wind, since June 24. However, the first reports about the “threat of high water level” and “probability of flooding” came only on Friday, June 28, at 23:37. At this time some houses in Sochi have already gone under water.
Earlier on 5 July, the Chairman of the Commission for emergency situations Ruslan Bolotov said that after the floods in the Irkutsk region of more than 3.5 thousands of homes were uninhabitable. They are useless to restore and repair. New homes promised by October, before the cold weather.
Emergency situation due to floods caused by heavy rains and rising rivers, declared in six districts of the Irkutsk region. According to official figures, 21 people were killed, 13 remain missing. Just has been flooded more than 10 thousand houses in 103 villages. The total damage from floods is not less than 29 billion rubles.
In may 2017, Moscow hosted the hurricane, the city and region killed 16 people, damaged 200 buildings. According to the insurers, the damage amounted to 25 million rubles. The emergencies Ministry sent out alerts, because the forecast of Roshydromet did not fall under the category of “emergency.” The Prosecutor General’s office accused the forecasters in the wrong weather forecast. In September the head of the Federal service for Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring was fired.
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