Typhoon Sanba reaches Russia, floods Vladivostok
18.09.12 12:06 By News Dept.
The flood caused landslides which disrupted car and bus connection in the city Photo: Reuters
Over ten streets of the Far Eastern city of Vladiostok were flooded by typhoon Sanba. which reached the city on Tuesday night bringing one third of monthly rainfall norms, the city administration reported.
The newly built Vladivostok airport was partly flooded due to steady rains. Passengers get to the airport building by car as the parking lot has turned into a lake.
The typhoon mostly damaged the Lazovskiy district of the city, the emergency services reported.
"The flood caused landslides which disrupted car and bus connections in the district," Oleg Shekhovtsev from regional emergency services said.
The powerful Sanba typhoon emerged on September 10 near the Philippines. It then crossed Japan and the Koreas, leaving dozens of people homeless.
Vladivostok authorities have recommended locals not leave their homes or drive their cars unless there is an emergency.
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