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Airport and train station flooded, their work is paralyzed. Thousands of passengers can not leave the city, Rosaviation officially closed the airport of Sochi on Arrival and departure of aircraft due to flooding of the airfield.
"Herota River burst its banks, flooded the railway station, the train stopped moving, do not go to Adler, the airport was flooded under meter standing water. About 2,000 passengers are now at the airport, "- said the mayor of Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov.
Some residents associate flooding with violations during the construction of Olympic facilities in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics - writes BBC BBC
Heavy rain in Sochi and the surrounding mountains began on Thursday night and went all day with short breaks.
According to the MOE, the morning hour has dropped about 100 mm of rain at the monthly rate of 130 mm. The water level in the rivers of Hosta, Kudepsta and Herota risen to dangerous levels.
In the next few hours, forecasters predict the formation of tornadoes in the Black Sea with the possible landfall.
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