A storm and heavy rain flooded parts of the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don late on Thursday 30 June 2016. A state of emergency has since been declared. Rostov-on-Don is a port city and the administrative centre of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia.
EMERCOM, Russia’s Emergency Control Ministry, say that houses and streets have been flooded, trees uprooted, several traffic accidents have occurred and some injuries have been reported. Among the worst hit areas are Leninsky and Zheleznodorozhny Districts in Rostov-on-Don and the city of Bataysk, around 15km to the south.
News Agency TASS reports that 1 person has died in the floods, and a further 11 are injured.
The flood water has since started to recede, and teams are now carrying out clean up operations. More than 440 people and 120 units of equipment, including more than 140 people and 30 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry, are involved in recovery operations.
Earlier today, EMERCOM said that the “heavy rain has stopped, water level has been significantly decreasing, there are still flooded houses. Power supply has been fully restored. Water is being drained and territories are being cleared of rubble.”