Moscow (AFP) Oct 16, 2010
At least 11 people died in southern Russia in a flash flood triggered by strong rains, a regional official told RIA Novosti news agency Saturday.
"According to the latest information, 11 people have been killed and three are reported missing" following an early morning flood near Tuapse, a Black Sea coastal town in Russia's Krasnodar region, Vladimir Prigoda was quoted as saying.
"Seven villages and 17 small settlements were flooded" after strong rains in the mountains, the emergency situations ministry in Krasnodar region said on its website earlier.
The flash flood caused two mountain rivers to overflow, forcing the evacuation of 280 residents, the statement said.
By morning, most of the water has receded from the settlements, a regional ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.
The Tuapse district declared a state of emergency, while President Dmitry Medvedev's spokeswoman said he had told regional governor Viktor Bassargin to ensure support for the victims, the agency said.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest
Man-made causes cited for Pakistan floods
Islamabad, Pakistan (UPI) Oct 14, 2010
Deforestation and global climate change are partly to blame for Pakistan's massive floods, experts say. Researchers have found that the pattern of Pakistan's monsoon rains have shifted 40-60 miles northwest in the past 30 years, said Azmat Hayat Khan, a scientist at the Pakistan Meteorological Department, The Scotsman newspaper reports. Khan says there is "strong evidence" the sh ... read more
Chile miners return to Camp Hope|
China web users slam nation's mine safety amid Chile rescue
Malnourished Pakistani flood children face winter peril
Pakistan flood damage 9.7 billion dollars: World Bank, ADB
Polymer Behaviors Below The 1 Nanometer Level
Historic computer replica proposed
India seeks 'cool jacket' design to help hot labourers
Tablet computer sales to hit 208 million in 2014
Land Evapotranspiration Taking Unexpected Turn For Worse
Corals Show Ocean Temperature Boundary Rising With Climate Change
Mekong countries should delay dam projects for decade: study
US lifts Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling ban
Crew circles North Pole in one summer
Study: Glaciers protected Antarctic range
Himalayan climate change action urged
Disappearing Glaciers Enhanced Biodiversity
Scientists Prepare For Confined Field Trials Of Drought Tolerant Transgenic Maize
UN expert calls for farming changes
States rip apart EU bid to fix GM crops mess
U.N. hails eradication of a cattle disease
One dead as Typhoon Megi whips northern Philippines
Eleven dead in southern Russia flash flood: official
NASA Study Of Haiti Quake Yields Surprising Results
Super typhoon roars towards Philippines
Niger holds three officers for plot against regime
Ethiopia signs peace agreement with rebel faction
HRW calls on DRCongo to arrest former rebel, now general
Niger's number two junta leader arrested: military
Baby born from embryo frozen 19 years
Study predicts women in power, Muslims heading West
'Missing link' fossil debated by science
Research Suggests Volcanoes Nixed Neanderthals
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|