The dam in the Stavropol region will not break, assured Beams

© RIA Novosti / Denis Abramovici in potencial settlement Levokumka in Stavropol Krai in the yard, affected by the high waterThe dam in the Stavropol region will not break, assured Beams© RIA Novosti / Denis Abramovica the image Bank

The head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov assured on Monday that the dam Otkaznenskoe reservoir in Stavropol region will not break, and rejected the possibility of a second wave of floods.

«There is no second wave of the flood and never will be. Now the flood wave moves downstream of the Kuma river, but in the upper regions of Stavropol water already goes», — said the Minister at a meeting of the working group of the government Commission. According to him, there already are carried out emergency repair work.

According to him, the threat of dam of reservoir no Otkaznenskogo: «the weather is stable (as reported, the discharge of water increased due to heavy rains). The dam reservoir is stable and will withstand the impact of disaster».

However, he approved the decision about the resettlement of residents of seven villages for security reasons, calling it a preventative measure and to continue to resettle people from areas of possible flooding.

In turn, the chief of the southern regional emergency center of Russia Igor Oder via video link, reported to the Minister that at the moment the resettled residents of the village of Otradnoye located at the foot of the dam. At 12.00 will be taken for resettlement of residents of Zelenokumsk and other localities.

According to him, now the dam is strengthened by sand bags. Inflows of water have fallen significantly, the reservoir level does not rise, «crossing a dangerous red line is possible, but experts say that there is no threat,» said Oder.

Part of the group of the Ministry of emergency situations deployed from the most affected from the floods in mineralovodskiy district in Budennovskiy and Sovetsky districts, where the displaced flood wave.

Only in the Stavropol region in the aftermath of the flood involved more than 3320 people and 600 pieces of equipment.

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