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The storm and rain: Moscow partially flooded and sometimes de-energized

July 15 2006

The night before the capital fell down a powerful thunderstorm and heavy downpour. No part of the world was the center of Moscow, the water level reached half a meter in some places.

Plunged into darkness, a few main streets - Novy Arbat, Vozdvizhenka Znamenka and the Great Stone Bridge, the Kremlin and Prechistenskaya embankments. The light went out, even in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

It is not known exactly where failures occurred, but in Mosenergo reported that all the generating stations and substations worked normally.

Torrential rain is seriously hampered the work of transport. There were numerous inundation. According to witnesses, in the China-town in some places the water rose half a meter.

Forecasters say the weekend in Moscow heat noticeably recede, but the chance of thunderstorms in connection with the approaching atmospheric front intensified, RBC reports.

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