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Kerch ferry closed due to bad weather again

Kerch ferry closed due to bad weather again

According to the website of the Crimean government, the Kerch ferry has been closed again because of the worsening of weather conditions. "Due to the worsening of weather conditions the work …

State of emergency lifted in Krasnodar Territory

State of emergency lifted in Krasnodar Territory

Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov said that the state of emergency imposed on the city due to a flood was lifted in Krasnodar Territory, remaining in the Adlersky, Khotinsky and Lazarevsky Districts, TASS reports. Specialists of the

Sochi assesses damaged caused by flood

Sochi assesses damaged caused by flood

The damage caused by floods in Sochi totals about 200-300 million rubles, says Acting Governor of Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev, TASS reports. About 750 houses were damaged. All people suffering from the floods will …

First victim of Sochi floods found

First victim of Sochi floods found

The body of a man aged 35-40 has been found in the Adlersky District of Sochi. He is being identified, TASS reports. Sochi has recently been hit by heavy rain, with a mean annual rainfall falling in two months. The water level on the

Storm warning declared in Sochi

Storm warning declared in Sochi

A storm warning has been declared in Sochi. Forecasts say that Krasnodar Territory may be hit by heavy rain, strong winds, flood and hail that may cause mudslides, power outages, and damage to roofs, social facilities and roads, TASS reports. …

Aeroflot cancels two flights to Sochi

Aeroflot cancels two flights to Sochi

Aeroflot has canceled two flights to Sochi today – SU1130/1131 and SU1126/1127 – due to bad weather conditions at Adler Airport of Sochi. An additional flight SU1770/1771 was organized with departures at 9.30pm and 1.30pm. …

Airport and train station open again

Airport and train station open again

The airport and a train station in Sochi have been opened again after the flood. The villages of Mirny, Kudepsta, Lazurny, 44 streets, 200 houses and 250 residential territories have been flooded, TASS reports. About 1,500 …

Gas supply almost fully restored in Tbilisi

Gas supply almost fully restored in Tbilisi

Gas supply in almost all parts of Tbilisi has been restored, according to Kaztransgaz-Tbilisi, Interfax reports. Mudslides in Tbilisi broke a 100-meter section of a 500-mm gas pipeline in the valley of River Vere, a 200-mm line …

Water and gas supply to be restored in Akhaldab tomorrow

Water and gas supply to be restored in Akhaldab tomorrow

Water and gas supply in Akhaldab, Tbilisi outskirts, broken by mudslides caused by heavy rain will be restored tomorrow. The power outage resulting from broken power lines was compensated by generators, Sputnik-Georgia quotes Lashi Abashidze, …

African student bets he can tame tiger in Tbilisi

African student bets he can tame tiger in Tbilisi

An African student made a bet with Tbilisi police officers that he will tame a tiger that escaped. One worker has already been injured by the tiger. The student said he needed only three minutes to put the tiger to sleep, Georgia Online …

Earthquake hits Makhachkala

Earthquake hits Makhachkala

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4 points was registered in the Caspian Sea 33km from Makhachkala at a depth of 4.50pm today, Interfax reports. …

Prospects of floods in Tbilisi

Prospects of floods in Tbilisi

Tbilisi continues evacuating residents from the zoo area and the River Vere. More rain will soon start in 40 minutes, according to Avtandil Sutadze, the head of the Service for Provision of Urban Amenities. Hail has been seen on Tbilisi's outskirts. Recovery and rescue operations have been postponed until morning

Tbilisi Zoo to be moved

Tbilisi Zoo to be moved

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that Tbilisi Zoo will be replaced by a recreation park. The zoo will be moved to an area near a water reservoir, according to Tbilisi Mayor Davit Narmania. Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgian

Death toll of Tbilisi flood mounts to 15

Death toll of Tbilisi flood mounts to 15

According to the latest information, 15 people have died in the largest flood of Tbilisi in the last 55 years. As of the second half of June 15, bodies of two more men were found, TASS reports. …