Russia Far East: Rail operations interrupted

Heavy rain brought chaos in Russia’s far east: A local state of emergency was declared as the town of Ussuriysk and six villages became flooded, putting on hold transportation on railways.

In the early morning of 7 August, a river overflowed following a heavy rain, flooding villages in southern Primorye Territory. Khasansky and Nadezhdinsky districts and the Ussuriysk city district suffered the most from the flood. Local authorities declared a state of emergency on Monday 8 August. 577 houses that are home to more than 1,500 people remain partially under water, according to the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations.
Floods also washed away railway tracks in the village of Banevurivo not far from Ussuriysk, leading to train delays and bringing traffic on the railway to a standstill.