On Friday, August 23, 98 children from flood-affected settlements of the Irkutsk Region visited Moscow. The guys were able to see the main attractions of the Russian capital, including from the ship.
During an excursion on the boat, the boy Nikita, whose family was affected by the flood in Tulun, told Channel One about the June events.
“On the 27th, they announced that there would be a flood of 7-8 meters, but we decided to play it safe and took out almost all the equipment from the dacha. As a result, it (the cottage. - RT ) was completely flooded, the house was demolished, and at the time of the flood we were in an apartment in a five-story building. But even then they were very worried, since the water almost reached the third floor, two steps were not enough, ”the young man said.
According to him, at the moment when the water left and people living on the lower floors began to eliminate the effects of the flood, the second wave of the flood came.
“Now I feel good, thoughts about what happened in Tulun are gone. This is my first time in Moscow, I really liked everything, I had no idea that it was so beautiful here. The views are unforgettable, ”he added.
The girl Sofya also told about what happened during the flood.
“At the time of the flood, I was visiting my grandmother, she only bought a two-story house. At the time of the flood, we were busy with ordinary activities. Water arrived very quickly, in about 30 minutes the garden was completely flooded. Now we live in a small house with ten of us, ”said Sofya.
She noted that she was very glad to visit the Russian capital, and she had wonderful impressions of the city tour.
“I saw the Kremlin for the first time, even my parents did not see it, I also saw beautiful places from the ship. It’s a very beautiful and wonderful city, ”Sophia emphasized.
We add that the guys from Tulun, Taishet and Chun spend their vacations in the summer camp near Tula on behalf of the head of state. From the beginning of August, children were placed at the base in the Senino park hotel of the Zaoksky district. During this time, 98 guests from the Irkutsk region visited many attractions of the Tula region. Among them - the museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana", Tula State Museum of Arms, Exotarium, a specialized zoo of reptiles and amphibians and much more. Master classes were also held for schoolchildren, including the football players of the Tula Arsenal and the honored master of sports of Russia in hand-to-hand sports Inna Zhdanova.
In addition, the children met with the regional governor Alexei Dyumin, who organized a visit to the Patriot park for the children, and also presented sports uniforms and backpacks with school supplies.
The stay of Irkutsk schoolchildren in the Tula region will end on Monday, August 26.
Flood in the Irkutsk region
Flooding in the Irkutsk region began in late June. After heavy rains, the water level in the rivers quickly rose above a critical level. About 11 thousand houses in 109 settlements were affected by the flood, the most damage was caused to the cities of Nizhneudinsk and Tulun. Natural disaster led to the death of 25 people, seven more were missing. The second wave was less destructive, but exacerbated the already critical situation in the region. At the moment, in the Irkutsk region there are no flooded houses and important social facilities.
As calculated by the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities of Russia, the total amount of flood damage amounted to 35 billion rubles. According to Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, all 45 thousand people affected by the flood will be provided with housing by November 2020. Work will also be done to prevent new floods.
“The configuration of all the new defenses of Tulun will be quite complicated. It will lead to the fact that we are guaranteed to have protection based on the critical level that was in the last two floods, this is not seven, but 14 meters, ”explained the Governor of the Irkutsk Region Sergey Levchenko.
We add that over 3.7 thousand people and 800 pieces of equipment, including water and aviation, took part in eliminating the consequences of the flood in the Irkutsk region.
On the control of the head of state
In mid-July, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally visited the affected region. The head of state spoke with residents of the Irkutsk region who were affected by the disaster, and visited the center for temporary accommodation of victims.
After that, at the meeting following the visit to Tulun, the Russian leader criticized the work of officials and demanded that local authorities “exclude all swagger and rudeness” in relation to people affected by the disaster.
“Nobody needs these reports and check marks. Housing, engineering and social infrastructure should be quickly restored, ”Putin said.
According to the head of state, in September he will personally monitor the progress of reconstruction work in the Irkutsk region.
Later, the President received the families of flood victims in the Kremlin, he discussed housing issues after a massive flood and invited them to St. Petersburg for the main naval parade in honor of Russian Navy Day.