Mayor of Sochi Alexey Kopaygorodsky on Saturday, July 24, in his Telegram channel, commented on the situation with the flooding of rivers in the city.
“All forces and means were mobilized to eliminate the consequences of river flooding. Siren and speech installations for emergency notification of the population were switched on in advance. There are no casualties or destruction of the city infrastructure, ”the mayor wrote.
He also said that after 22:00 the epicenter of the volley downpour shifted from Lazarevskoye to Adler and Khostinsky districts.
“At night, the water entered the roadway, which led to a temporary stop of traffic from Adler towards the center on the federal highway. The movement of cars was promptly restored thanks to the well-coordinated work of the Department of Federal Roads “Chernomorye” and the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, “said the mayor of Sochi.
According to the head of the city, more than 270 employees of emergency services and over 30 pieces of equipment work in the areas affected by bad weather. The specialists immediately started clearing the areas from silt and branches caused by water. Electricity in the city will be restored on Saturday by noon.
Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Kuban-SPAS are in the places of local flooding, brigades of the municipal rescue service are also mobilized to provide the necessary assistance to the population if necessary. Employees of the administration of intracity districts are on duty on all rivers of Sochi.
Earlier it became known that for preventive purposes, power supply specialists de-energized transformer substations flooded as a result of river floods.
On July 23, a heavy downpour fell in Sochi. As a result, the retaining wall and paving stones on the beach in the village of Loo were destroyed.
According to the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations, the water level in the Matsesta and Khosta rivers has risen. It is known about the flooding of a road section in Khost and two retail premises in Dagomys.
The downpour in the city has already stopped. The Sochi administration noted that the water level in the rivers began to decline.