Overflows and flood

Overflows differ from other natural disasters in that they are somewhat predictable. This makes it possible in many cases to determine in advance the time, nature and expected size of the overflow. The measures taken in time, in turn, make it possible to eliminate or significantly reduce the catastrophic consequences of overflows.

Overflow control includes measures carried out on long-term plans (construction of protective dams, drains, canals, reservoirs, and seasonal activities that are developed annually and carried out under the threat of overflows).

Overflows caused by extensive precipitation or intense snow melt cause floods to rise, and the level in rivers and lakes rises sharply.

As a rule, the flood begins in the first decade of April and ends in the third decade.

The public needs to monitor informational messages.

When receiving a signal of the threat of overflows and floods:

- turn off the water, gas and electricity
- put out the stove heating;
- evacuate all valuables to the upper floors (attics);
- close windows and doors;
- to appear at the appointed time in the collection evacuation center.

Fishermen should be especially careful on the rivers and reservoirs during the period of snowmelt.

Director of the state civil defence N. Alimkulov

 

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