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Local residents went for an afternoon swim on their very own streets after flash floods in Sochi this Saturday.

Cascades of water flowed through the streets, as residents attempted to go swimming with the current or ride their scooters.

A storm warning was issued on Friday after heavy rains and a threat of tornadoes on the Black Sea.

Tourists were advised to refrain from hiking in the mountains, swimming in the sea and travelling on unsafe routes.

The authorities have prepared for the possible evacuation of civilians and ordered the clearing of all campsites near the rivers.

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Xinhua 17 Sep 2019 12:43 CEST

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