After Storm Soaks Moscow, Resident Swims Across Street (Video)
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 06 2013 14:56
- Last edited 14:56
A man splashes towards a flower shop outside the Leninsky Prospekt station.
Heavy rainfall on Monday evening resulted in major flooding throughout the Moscow metro area.
The downpour was accompanied by strong winds that fell 25 trees, mainly in the north of the capital, Interfax reported. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Though 100 cases of flooding were recorded, the situation did not result in a serious disruption of the city's surface and underground transport, a source in Moscow's transport sector said.
The most intense rains were recorded in the center and meteorologists concluded that near 45 percent of the area's usual August precipitation fell in less than 24 hours,
A YouTube video shows the aftermath of the heavy showers, which saw the entire street next to the Leninsky Prospekt metro station flooded. One man decided that it was easier to just swim across the street.
Scattered showers and cloudy weather are expected to continue on Tuesday, with afternoon temperatures reaching 26 degrees Celsius.