Hailstorms, Floods, Typhoons Hit Russia (VIDEO)


MOSCOW – In the last 24 hours, six people were killed in the storm which hit the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Much further to the east, a heavy shower and hailstorm hit Barnaul, a city and the administrative center of Altai Krai in southern Siberia. As a result, a light snow cover laid onto the streets. Khabarovsk Krai, in the Russian Far East, experienced a devastating force of the Linlin typhoon. After that, thousands of people were left without electricity. One and a half times of a monthly norm of precipitation fell in a few hours.

The situation in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is the most difficult. This city is experiencing wide range of flooding. Streets are completely flooded, hampering the movement of people and goods. The Russian Army, as well as the railway employees, are already engaged in the disaster relief. The situation is expected to go back to normal in the coming days.

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