Moscow sets all-time rain record

Moscow sets all-time rain record
Last night alone, 48 mm of rain fell in the city, an all-time high since 1887.

According to the Russian Hydrometeorological Centre, over 70 mm of precipitation fell last night, including 48 mm in the early hours of 15 August, which hit an all-time high since 1887 when 25.2 mm were recorded.

The city’s monthly precipitation levels average 77 mm. Over 50 percent of this amount fell last night. Rain continues to engulf Moscow and the Moscow Region.

The city’s utility services are working around-the-clock, monitoring the streets, motorways and courtyards to mitigate flooding. Crews from sewer system operator Mosvodostok and special-purpose vacuum equipment are being used through the day and night.

In all, 398 Mosvodostok crews, over 1,200 workers and 290 pieces of equipment are currently in use.

About 228 possible flood points have been identified in the city, with the authorities focusing on those where public transport could be affected.

If you see leaks or puddles, please call Mosvodostok at +7 (495) 657 8703 to request help.

City residents are advised to be careful in bad weather. Drivers should obey traffic and parking regulations, and pedestrians should watch their step on the streets and pavements.