On Saturday, a state of emergency and evacuations were declared in parts of Primorsky Krai in the far east of Russia. This happened after heavy rainfall flooded some towns, local authorities said.
Typhoon Khanun, after hitting southern Japan, passed through South Korea, and then, already with the status of a tropical depression, reached North Korea. Primorsky Krai, the most south-eastern Russian region with its capital in Vladivostok, also felt the effects of the passing element.
As reported by the local authorities, 32 towns were cut off from the world by Saturday morning local time. 543 houses were flooded, and long sections of roads were also under water. Residents of the cities of Ussuriysk and Spassk-Dalnij were evacuated.
“The water is rising rapidly in the riverside parts of the city of Spassk-Dalnij,” the authorities informed residents on the Telegram app, attaching a video showing partially submerged buildings. The city, inhabited by over 44,000 people, is crossed by two rivers.
In Ussuriysk, with a population of over 15,000 inhabitants, located about 100 km north of Vladivostok, a flood dam was damaged.
A state of emergency has been declared in nine regions of Primorsky Krai.
More than twice the average monthly rainfall is forecast for parts of the region over the weekend.
Main photo source: Telegram/Kavalovsky District, Oginsky District