Level of the Kura rises in Azerbaijan’s Neftchala region, seven settlements flooded

Level of the Kura rises in Azerbaijan’s Neftchala region, seven settlements flooded
# 03 May 2010 10:35 (UTC +04:00)
He said seven settlements had been flooded. He noted that pumps had been installed in the yards to prevent it.
“Compared with January, the level of water in the Kura increased by 92cm. All necessary measures have been taken. No house collapsed, but houses along the river are filled with ground water. 200 yards have been filled with water,” he said.

Department chief of Neftchala region executive office Anar Jafarov said the level of the Kura River had risen as a result of the rain lasting for 2-3 days.
“The rain is above the norm. The people also help to prevent it. Departments, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are trying to absorb the water,” he said.
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