Flood Rescues Continue in Russian Regions

Flood rescues of people and animals continued in Orenburg, Tyumen, and Kurgan regions, Russia, on Sunday, April 21, as floodwaters subsided in some areas and continued to disrupt resident lives in others.

Footage released by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation showed rescues in the Orenburg, Tyumen, and Kurgan regions.

In Orenburg, the local governor Denis Pasler said water supply was being restored to Orsk, where some 6,800 homes had been flooded.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations said 17,443 people had been evacuated due to floodwater in the region.

Floodwaters were also receding in the Kurgan region, governor Vadim Shumkov said. More than 15,000 people had been evacuated from the region, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

An additional 12 km of flooding protection was being built in the Tyumen region, governor Alexander Moor said. More than 3,000 people had been evacuated as protection work continued, officials said. Credit: Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation via Storyful