Representatives of the Church deliver humanitarian aid to the flood-affected villages of the Krasnodar territory

Father Dimitry Panteleev is on duty in the headquarters for emergency situations in Apsheronsk

Due to heavy rains in the Krasnodar region were flooded dozens of settlements in the Tuapse and Apsheron districts. According to the latest data, six people were killed, about 500 people were evacuated from the disaster zone. The victims brought to the headquarters for liquidation of emergency situations, and then in temporary accommodation in Apsheronsk, Krasnodar and Tuapse. There they help the priests and sisters of mercy, reports Diakoniai.

“Where they bring people in despair, they have lost everything. The water was rising quickly, people just ran out of the house, their house flooded. Here is our main Ministry to support them in this difficult time, — said the assistant of the Dean in social work Absheron district, father Dimitry Panteleev. Many do not know that they continue to do, in their eyes, tears and emptiness. They don’t want sometimes to see that there is light of hope. Here we, priests, need to throw all the forces to show that the Lord does not leave His children on this terrible tragedy life is not the end”.

According to father Dimitry, the staff on elimination of emergency situations recorded, record personal data of the victims — most of them not carrying any documents. “The water was rising quickly, people just ran out of the house, a few managed to take with them documents,” he said.

From the village Kabardian Apsheronsky in the temporary accommodation of the victims were taken the day before at three in the morning — the road was not a flood of water rolled over the boat, firefighters tried to break through by rail, said the priest Dmitry Panteleyev. According to him, Church volunteers bring in temporary accommodation and the staffs are warm clothes. In the Ilinsky temple of Moscow and Pokrovsky Church Apsheronsk organized the collection of items and products. The sisters of mercy they are sorted and transported to the temporary accommodation.

“Yesterday, I immediately called and asked what help is needed, the head of the social Department of the Simferopol pariprasnena John Drozdov, — said the head of the social Department of the Yekaterinburg diocese Archpriest Dimitry Bolton. And today in Tuapse brought humanitarian aid from Crimea”. According to the head of the social office, the priests and sisters of mercy, visited the villages of Absheron district, to which it is possible to reach, and brought humanitarian aid. In many villages now have no drinking water. Fond of food “Rus” delivered in Apsheronsk and Khadyzhensk the truck with water, five tons sent to Tuapse.

The priests they brought clothes and food to the temporary accommodation

Although some areas are still flooded, the water gradually recedes, people leave the temporary accommodation and return home. “Remembering the flooding in Krymsk, know that as soon as the water goes, everything will be under a thick layer of silt. It is necessary to clear the streets, housing areas, remove trash and clear multiple blockages. We will engage volunteers in clearing the flooded areas. We have to recruit,” said Archpriest Dimitry Bolton.

Assistant Dean of social work Absheron district, father Dimitry Panteleyev said that special work will be carried out against large families. “These large families we have. They will be assisted until they are in the normal rhythm of life. Only these days the work is not over, it is just beginning. Many need assistance in restoration of documents, our volunteers will help you in this case.”

Metropolitan of Ekaterinodar and Kuban Isidor has announced the collection of funds to help the victims in the temples of the Ekaterinodar diocese. The fundraiser will be held October 27-28. In Tuapse to help the victims arrived Tuapse Bishop Dionysius.

Due to heavy rains in the Krasnodar region flooded about 30 settlements, damaged roads and railway tracks delayed trains, destroyed several bridges and approaches thereto. There are shortages of electricity and gas, with no water left in Tuapse, which is home to more than 60 thousand people. Flooded more than 1.8 thousand houses, home to 5.4 million people in Tuapse and Absheron districts and Sochi.

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