KHABAROVSK, September 13 (RIA Novosti) – A recently gaining water level of the Amur River near the flood-hit city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia’s far eastern Khabarovsk Territory went on a slight decline for the first time in several days, local meteorologists reported on Friday.
According to meteorologists, the rapidly increasing water level reached its peak of 911 centimeters (almost 30 feet) by Thursday afternoon and stalled before going for a slight decrease of one centimeter by Friday morning.
The current flooding in Russia’s Far East, which according to Russian meteorologists is the worst in the region in 120 years, has also affected the Amur and Magadan regions, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the Primorye Territory, as well as in the Siberian republic of Yakutia.
Almost 16,000 people had already been evacuated and 98,800 people in Far Eastern regions affected by the ongoing flooding of the Amur River. In total there are about 45,000 people taking part in rescue work in flood-hit areas.
Russia’s Flood-Hit Far East