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