Flooding Flooding in the Far East began in late July due to heavy rains.Five regions: The Amur Region, Khabarovsk Krai, the Jewish Autonomous Region, Yakutia and Primorsky Krai suffered from it. Some 150 villages were flooded in the disaster area where 55,000 people live. In Khabarovsk the historical maximum of water level of 6.4 meters was exceeded. In early September, the water level near Khabarovsk could reach 8.3 meters. Volunteers deliver humanitarian aid to the flooded villages. Houses need to be dried as soon as possible : in the middle of September it will begin to freeze.
Help But all the country offered help to the Far East. In each more or less large settlement of Russia money, food and other necessary items were collected for flood victims. Sometimes people gave considerable personal funds to help people whom they do not know personally.
Our World Those who were not indifferent to the suffering of the people in distress in the Russian Far East, sent a text message to a special number. Funds raised during the marathon, will be used to build new houses. The action involved mobile TV stations. The News Studio of "Channel One" turned for a while into a call center. The most famous people in the country personally said "thank you! to the viewers who responded to the call of help.