OREANDA-NEWS  More than 17 thousand applications for payments have been approved for flood victims in Primorsky Krai, the press service of the regional government reported.

"At the moment, 17 thousand 46 payments have been approved to the victims of the flooding of Primorye. More than 634 million rubles have been allocated for these purposes," the report says.

Flood-affected residents of the region are entitled to several types of payments, depending on the amount of damage.

As reported, due to heavy rains and flooding in Primorye, a federal emergency regime has been introduced since August 25. Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev said that more than 44 thousand people were affected by the flood in the region. The authorities of Primorye preliminarily estimate the damage from the elements at 7 billion rubles.