A record 170 mm of rain in 36 hours has hit the Magadan Oblast region in Russia’s Far East with widespread flooding, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Magdan, the port town and administrative centre for the region of has been affected by the floods. The Magadanka River has been turned into a raging torrent. So much so that two Russian military jets which were part of a public display in the museum of military equipment have been washed away from their pedestals.
Flood Warning for Russian Far East
Russian Emergencies Ministry, EMERCON, has warned of possible floods across 5 regions in Russia’s Far East. Heavy rainfall between 22 July to 25 July will increase river levels in Magadan Oblast, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and Khabarovsk Krai.
50 Days Under Water
Some social media comments and photos of the currrent flood situation in Russia’s Far East.
unusual storm in Magadan. roads and bridges are washed off or flooded. rain did not stop for several days. pic.twitter.com/42sw1Mtv70
— Anya Zalota (@AnyaZalota) July 23, 2014
На россию обрушилась череда наводнений: Алтай, Владивосток, Магадан, Ульяновск, Сочи, Туапсе, Якутия, Бурятия, Кубань pic.twitter.com/TBNRtvma1B
— Олег Андреев (@oleg_andree) July 23, 2014
День рождения авиаконструктора Сухого МО РФ встретило повышением потолка СУ-25 до 10 км, а Магадан……. pic.twitter.com/UzzSXHud2l
— Гурьянов Сергей (@Segozavr) July 23, 2014