An emergency situation regime was declared in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad over flooding, the city's administration said in a statement.
Streets in low-lying parts of the city were flooded; water also filled basements in some old houses. At least 15 heating facilities in the flood-hit area had to shut down.
"The emergency situation was caused by several unfavorable weather factors: the soil froze deeply and could not absorb ice water, sudden warming caused the snow to melt quickly, and it all coincided with pouring rains, rare for this time of the year," the statement reads.
The situation was made worse by poor state of the city's drain system as drains blocked by litter and silt.
"No deaths or injuries were reported. Relocation or evacuation of residents is not required," a spokesman for the regional emergencies service said.
KALININGRAD, February 7 (RIA Novosti)