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Orlovchan, if necessary, are ready to evacuate flood-prone areas

Today, March 15, the press service of the town hall of Orel reports a new surprise, which prepares the inhabitants of the regional center of the source – the lowlands of the city flooded with water. However, this morning its level stabilized and slowly started to drop.

Today, a meeting of the commission for the elimination of emergency situations was held, during which the mayor of Orel, Yuri Parakhin, heard a report on the current situation. During the meeting, it was recalled that the critical threshold at which the territories are flooded is 8.66 meters.

Yesterday at 6.00 p.m. the water level was 6.67 meters, at midnight – 6.79 meters, at 10.00 a.m. – 6.75 meters. In the morning the water level started to drop, but tomorrow it will rain again. It is impossible to predict how the rivers will behave. It is reported that the forces and means to evacuate people from the flooded area are ready.

If help is needed, it will be provided promptly. Operational groups have been created in each territorial administration of Orel. They have already determined what the preliminary need for temporary housing is.

It is reported that if the water rises to a level of 8.66 meters, more than 340 individual residential buildings, 5 MKD and 17 SNT will be in the flood zone. If the water reaches the level of 10.2 meters, more than 160 houses will be flooded.

But while the situation is favorable, the water does not rise. However, the elements are unpredictable. Therefore, the city has chosen buses and drivers who, if necessary, will participate in the evacuation. They’ll be there an hour after the signal. In Orel, an inventory and cleaning of the storm wells has been carried out, and they are ready to proceed with the sealing.

There is no threat of flooding of the electrical installations at Orel. But if necessary, if the switchboards of the houses are dry, the networks will switch to emergency circuits. If the screens get wet, the light will turn off. The mayor of the eagle instructed the specialists to take stock of the situation every 4 hours.

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