Almost everyone in Krymsk was caught by surprise when devastating flood waters hit the town. Cars and buildings were swept away by the deluge as the nearby Adagum River turned into a roaring nightmare.
The streets of Krymsk are now mostly deserted. The town looks like the set of a post-apocalyptic movie, RT’s Denis Bolotsky reports from the scene.
At least 150 people drowned after the entire city was completely submerged by flood waters on Saturday. But the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers reportedly continue to recover bodies.
Russia’s Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova arrived on Sunday in the Krasnodar region. She is assessing the full impact of the tragedy and the current situation in the shelters housing evacuees from the flood zone.