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Vladimir Putin was briefed on the situation with spring floods in Tyumen Region

May 11, 2017

Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Governor of Tyumen Region Vladimir Yakushev briefed the President by telephone on relief measures following spring floods in Tyumen Region.

Mr Putin noted that the rescue workers and regional authorities are taking effective measures to help people in the affected area and asked them to concentrate on ensuring proper temporary shelter and living conditions and pursuing the clean-up effort.

Spring floods in Ishim and Ishim District in Tyumen Region affected more than 4,000 homes, with 420 people evacuated, including more than 100 children.

Mr Puchkov also briefed the President on efforts to fight forest fires in a number of regions.

May 11, 2017