The water went away from Krymsk and now we can see the aftermath of the huge flood. People try to get rid of the panic and start to restore their life somehow…
Fire-engines are everywhere in the streets, they help to pump water from houses and gardens. Almost all houses in Krymsk are private.
Fire-engines come from other regions too. Their help is difficult to overestimate.
All people are working
They put everything in one heap. TV sets, utensils, cupboards – things that can be used in future if dried out. They cook food outside together, drink tea.
It’s slippery in houses, the water level is higher than a meter.
Nearly all Krymsk is covered with such slush. It dries out outside but in houses it’s hard to get rid of…
Luckier were dwellers of multistory houses, they could save themselves by escaping from their flats and going upstairs.
Hundreds of volunteers are working in Krymsk today. They come from all the country. Others help by sending money for the victims of the flood. So many people unite around one grief.
The volunteers help to unload the stuff sent to the victims, sort it out, clear away rubbles, pump water, take furniture into the streets… They just feel they need to be here.
The Cossacks were among the first to come help… They represent real power in the region.
The Cossacks saved many people and animals. They wear uniform but they are not military men. Strong men, who love their land, they couldn’t stand on the sidelines.
Dozens of shops suffered too. Owners can’t leave, looters do not sleep. Some of them left to save their houses and their shops were ransacked.
This was a shop of electric products… At night it was fully looted.
Some say that “Krymsk was wiped off the map” but it’s an exaggeration, of course. It was the lower part of the city that suffered most. In the upper part shops still work, there is electricity. Unfortunately people from lower houses can’t always come to the upper ones for products, they are afraid of looters.
Here, in the centre of the city, there are main points of rescue services, police, volunteer camps.
The camps can be also occupied by those who lost their homes.
Temporary hot-bedding station
In one of the schools
Those who stay here are mostly lonely elderly people without relatives and friends.
The first shock is over, people do not panic and communicate with each other. However psychologists say that it may cause the huge nervous breakdown in several months.. it’s like a delayed-time bomb.
“I love you, my Krymsk!”
Water and clothes are handed out here, in the movie-theater.
Asking for support
Voluntary anti-infectious hepatitis vaccination
In the recreation centre people unpack humanitarian supplies. They lament that such things as socks, underwear are not new, though they should be.
Water level closer to the upper part of the city.
The city stadium
Employee of the clothes shop is washing clothes. They will be given out to those who need them.
Tents for rescuers and volunteers
Water from Krasnodar
Here people can charge their cellphones.
Pumping water out of the yards.
New electrical sub-station being installed.
Slush is everywhere!
The lower part of the city has not fully dried out.
Elderly people especially need help of volunteers.
Volunteers and rescuers work together
Local guy saves the cat