Largest floods in Kazakhstan: more than 3.7 thousand residential buildings flooded

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Thousands of homes in six regions of Kazakhstan have been affected by devastating floods. More than 3,700 residential buildings have been inundated in the North Kazakhstan, Atyrau, Aktobe, Akmola, Kostanay, and Pavlodar regions, the Emergency Situations Department of Kazakhstan reports.

Rescuers, military personnel, and local authorities promptly began strengthening dams and evacuating people.

According to official information, about 75,000 people have already been rescued, with more than 7,500 accommodated in temporary shelters. Additionally, over 7.5 million cubic meters of floodwater have been pumped out of the disaster zone.

Citizens and volunteers have also joined efforts to mitigate the consequences of the flooding, delivering 127 tons of food, medicine, and essential items to the affected regions.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described the situation as one of the largest natural disasters in the past 80 years. The state of emergency of local scale has been introduced in ten regions of the country.

The Kazakh leader called for comprehensive assistance to the affected people, assuring that no one will be left without attention and support.

The Government of Kazakhstan has intensified efforts to eliminate the consequences of the flooding. A special headquarters has been established under the leadership of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, and all relevant agencies and thousands of volunteers have been involved in emergency and rescue operations.

April 8, 2024