Destroyed houses in the suburbs of Tuapse after flooding in 2018. Photo by Anna Gritsevich for the Caucasian Knot

08 December 2018, 15:43

Residents of Tuapse District tell about housing problems after flooding

Residents of the villages of the Tuapse District of the Krasnodar Territory, whose houses were damaged by flooding in late October, have complained that they were ordered to move out, until December 15, of the sanatorium, where they were temporarily accommodated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in the Tuapse and Apsheron Districts of the Krasnodar Territory, as well as in Sochi, where after heavy showers, on October 24, the state of emergency was introduced, residential houses of 5300 residents in 29 dwelling settlements were flooded.

Now, the victims of the Tuapse District, whose houses were destroyed during the flooding, report that they are moved from the "Yuzhny" sanatorium into emergency houses. The commission of the district administration had deliberately lowered the damage in order not to pay compensations in full, and recognized emergency houses to be fit for major repairs, the victims assert.

Evgenia Fedenko, a mother of three children from the village of Shaumyan, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that in November officials from the district administration told her that her house was fit for major repairs.

"A wall collapsed in my children's room; and the floors got broken in other rooms," the woman said, noting that she did not agree that her house could be repaired; and she demanded resettlement.

On December 6, her house was again inspected by the commission, which declared the emergency condition; however, no acts confirming these conditions are given out to the victims, Ms Fedenko has added.

"Everything is only in words. They told me to wait for the housing certificate, but now we have to move out of the sanatorium," she said. "We are thrown out into the winter with a newborn baby in our hands! It's not clear for how long we should wait for a new housing."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 8, 2018 at 05:35 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Anna Gritsevich; Source: CK correspondent

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