At Least 150 People Killed In Southern Russia Flood-Photos

A flooded house in Krymsk. At least 150 people have died in the floods, including in the port of Novorossiisk and the popular Black Sea resort town of Gelendzhik where five were electrocuted, a regional police spokeswoman in the city of Krasnodar told AFP. (AFP Photo/Mikhail Mordasov)

On Friday night July 6, 2012, very heavy rain caused bad floods and landslides in southern Russia.

By Sunday, at least 150 people were killed after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours on Friday night. 

Flood victims climbed into trees and onto roofs to save themselves.

Krymsk was the worst hit town.

This is a disaster.

Picture taken on July 8, shows a general view of the flooded town of Krymsk. Russia on Sunday was reeling from devastating flash floods in its southern Krasnodar region where at least 146 people were killed and 29,000 remained without power. (AFP Photo/Mikhail Mordasov)
Russia on Sunday was reeling from devastating flash floods in its southern Krasnodar region where at least 146 people were killed and 29,000 remained without power. Duration:00:48 (AFP Photo/)
A bridge is destroyed by flooding in the Black Sea resort of Gelendzhik, southern Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water in the Black Sea region of southern Russia overnight, unleashing intense flooding that killed over a hundred people and forced many to scramble out of their beds for refuge in trees and on roofs, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ignat Kozlov)
A photo released by Russia’s Interior Ministry shows members of the emergency service inspecting flooded streets of the city of Krymsk. Flash floods frequently batter towns along the Black Sea coast during seasonal rains in the Caucasus mountains, but officials say the current disaster is unprecedented. (AFP Photo/)
A stranded car is seen in a recently flooded street in the southern Russian town of Krymsk July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/Vladimir Anosov
A picture released by Russia’s Interior Ministry shows the flooded promenade at the city of Gelendzhik. Severe flash floods in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region have killed at least 134 people and affected nearly 13,000 in the area’s worst natural disaster in decades, officials said Saturday. (AFP Photo/)
A car lies submerged in a flooded street in the village of Novoukrainsk, near the southern Russian town of Krymsk, July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/VladimirAnosov
Local residents look at flooded property near the southern Russian town of Krymsk July 7, 2012. At least 134 people were killed in floods and landslides in southern Russia after two months’ average rainfall fell in a few hours overnight, police and emergency officials said on Saturday. REUTERS/Vladimir Anosov

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