Southwest of Russia recently experienced server floods early July 2012.  The area  concerned by the events is situated at the border of the Black Sea, and the city of Krymsk has been severely  damaged. ( following animation shows SMOS soil moisture (m3/m3), derived from July 4th to July 9th 2012 . The large dark blue area (July, 6th) corresponds well with the heavy precipitations reported for this region.animationSM_OPER_MIR_SMUDP2_20120704T015211_20120704T024529_551_001_1_legend

Satellite image (NASA EOSDIS LANCE-MODIS the northeast coast of the Black Sea, acquired at 09:30 UTC Friday, July 6, 2012.

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