Sochi authorities warned residents about the threat of flooding and tornadoes

Sochi residents and tourists of the resort town warned of a sharp deterioration in the weather. Storm warning is declared, will be heavy rains, reported on the official website of the administration of Sochi.

“In the next few hours at the resort are expected heavy rains, thunderstorms, possible sharp rise of river levels, flooding low-lying areas”, — stated in the message.

It is noted that in the Black sea over the city formed the tornadoes. Perhaps they will be able to go ashore.

The representative of the EMERCOM of Russia across Krasnodar territory has informed “Interfax” that the deterioration of weather is expected in the next three hours. Heavy rains and thunderstorms can pass on the night of 11 July and morning. In the foothill and mountain area there is a threat of floods, said the representative office.

In a press-service of administration of Sochi, the Agency said that the mayor of the city Anatoly Pakhomov demanded to lead the emergency services of the resort city on high alert.

The representative of the municipality said that the rescuers asked residents and tourists not to use personal transport in case of showers and to rest near rivers.

At the end of June last year for a few hours in Sochi, had a three-month norm of precipitation. Came from the banks of eight rivers. In the area of flooding was more than 1.5 thousand houses, prompting the evacuation of more than 400 people. Because of the element was disrupted, and Sochi international airport and railway station in Adler. To eliminate the consequences of the torrential rains took more than 1.3 billion rubles.