Southern Russia has had to deal with 2 months worth of rain falling in 2 days. The local infrastructure couldn’t cope and large areas where hit by flash floods. At least 99 people have been killed and President Putin is on a fact finding mission so he can blame the local authorities.

Devastating Russian Floods

A car lies submerged in a flooded street in the village of Novoukrainsk. STRINGER/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident looks at a submerged car in a flooded street in the village of Novoukrainsk. STRINGER/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

An emergency service worker stands near an overturned car in the southern Russian town of Krymsk. STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident walks through a flooded street in the village of Novoukrainsk, near the southern Russian town of Krymsk. STRINGER/RUSSIA/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Local residents ride a car and a bicycle while moving along a flooded street in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident looks at the debris of a house damaged by floods in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident pulls his bicycle along a flooded street in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident walks in mud from the floods in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region, southern Russia. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

An icon hangs on the wall, with dirt from the floods marked on it, in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Local residents work amidst the debris of a house, damaged by floods, in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident passes by a damaged car stuck in a flooded street in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Local residents walk along a street, damaged by floods, in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Local residents walk along a street, damaged by floods, in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A local resident and a dog cross a flooded street in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A dog stands on the roof of a house in the town of Krymsk, which has been seriously damaged by floods, in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Local residents stand in a flooded courtyard of a house in the town of Krymsk, which has been seriously damaged by floods, in the Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A man stands inside a house damaged by floods in the town of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Acquaintances of a flood victim, mourn inside a church during a religious ceremony before the funeral in the village of Moldavanskoye. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

An employee of a workshop works on a coffin at a city cemetery in the town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

A woman stands in a courtyard of her house, hit by floods, in the town of Krymsk. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Hoses, left by members of the Emergencies Ministry, to pump out water from the flooded town, stretch along a street in Krymsk. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Water streams out of a hose, placed by members of the Emergencies Ministry, to dewater the flooded town of Krymsk in Krasnodar. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Volunteers sort and pack clothes and food for people who were affected by the recent floods in Krasnodar region in Krasnoyarsk. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Acquaintances of Ostapenko a flood victim take part in a funeral ceremony at central cemetery of town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Acquaintances of Ostapenko a flood victim take part in a funeral ceremony at central cemetery of town of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Devastating Russian Floods

Acquaintance of Pavlenko mourns as she attends a funeral ceremony at central cemetery of Krymsk in Krasnodar region. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

Jul 10, 2012