Russians turn flooded streets into Riviera with boats & airbeds (VIDEOS)
The rain, which has poured over the city since early Sunday July, 21 has made 30 low-lying streets of the city completely flooded and impassable by nightfall. A number of people, however, decided such trifles should never stop them.
As a result, a variety of videos sprang up on social media, showing locals either lounging in the water on their airbeds or scooping through the streets on boats and paddle-boards.
Heavy rains caused severe flooding in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar today, and some locals reacted with the usual Russian cheerfulness. pic.twitter.com/mR3IbuvInD— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) July 21, 2019
One person also practiced crawl swimming – where else? – at a supermarket parking lot.
Some did not look quite as cheerful, though – for example, this misfortunate delivery man, trying to battle through the floodwaters on his bicycle.
Meanwhile, let's hope this heroic food delivery guy received a big tip for his efforts in Krasnodar's Festivalny district. pic.twitter.com/JXldF0BCoV— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) July 21, 2019
Or this woman – walking barefoot almost knee-deep in the rainwater.
So far, the water level in some parts of the city has reached 20 centimeters.
But that’s not all for Krasnodar: Russia’s EMERCOM has issued a storm warning for July 21 and 22, with “heavy rains, heavy showers combined with thunderstorms, hail and squall winds” expected.
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