Five people died in Russia’s Primorsky Krai as a result of the passage of Typhoon Hinamnor, TASS reported, citing the regional authorities.
“During this emergency situation on the territory of the district, five people died, and 17 of the 34 municipalities were affected,” reads the communique, quoted by BTA.
The region in Russia’s Far East was hit by the first of a series of natural disasters in mid-July, with rainfall causing water levels in local rivers to rise by up to two metres. Then, at the beginning of this month, Primorsky Krai was hit by Typhoon Hinamnor. This led to serious disruptions in transport infrastructure, energy, housing and agriculture. According to preliminary data, the total amount of damage is almost 4 billion rubles, and the amount is being specified.
96 people were rescued during operations, over 300 were evacuated. At this moment, one settlement remains without electricity, and access to 10 is impossible due to problems with the road infrastructure, said regional governor Oleg Kozhemyako.
A state of emergency has been declared in the Primorsky Krai as of today.