Emergency declared around Olympic city Sochi because of floods
Regional authorities declared a state of emergency in Sochi and evacuated a village because of flooding and mudslides less than five months before the Russian city hosts the Winter Olympics. Knee-high puddles in the city center caused long traffic jams after heavy rain, a Reuters photographer said, and firefighters were pumping water from the streets. An emergency services spokeswoman said a state of emergency had been declared but that water levels were receding in Sochi.
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