Floods In Russia's Far East
Published 22 August 2013
Authorities have ordered thousands of people in Russia's Far East to evacuate their homes as rising floodwaters threaten towns along the Amur River. Near Khabarovsk, the Amur has risen above 700 centimeters, the highest level since monitoring of the area began in 1895.
An aerial view of the flooded Vladimirskoye settlement in the Blagoveshchensky district on August 21
A flooded house in the Amur region
Workers for the Emergency Situations Ministry set up barriers on a flooded street in Khabarovsk on August 21.
A flooded street in Krasnorechinskoye village near Khabarovsk
Residents prepare to leave Khabarovsk on August 22.
An elderly woman receives a vaccination at a shelter for people displaced by the floods in Khabarovsk.
A flooded street in Khabarovsk
The Zeya (Zeyskaya) Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Zeya River is processing an unprecedented quantity of water.
The Vladimirskoye settlement
A cow wades through floodwaters in Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Russia's Far East.
A flooded street in the Amur region
A man sits by a flooded street in the village of Bolshoi Ussuriysky near Khabarovsk.