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By The Siberian Times reporter
08 July 2015

Passengers get wet feet as they board flight to Norilsk.

A sudden deluge left the tarmac like a lake, with passengers wading through ankle-deep water to get to their Nord Star flight to Norilsk. Picture: Maksim Galochkin

When the bus left the terminal at 'Yemelyanovo' Airport in Krasnoyarsk, everything was dry. 

A sudden deluge left the tarmac like a lake, with passengers wading through ankle-deep water to get to their Nord Star flight to Norilsk. 

It is the latest example of extremes of weather to hit Siberia in recent days - scorching heat for some, snow for others, and fearsome storms too. 

'When the passengers were brought to the aircraft, the bus parked as close as possible - to the extent allowed by the security,' explained an airport spokesman. 'For a while the passengers waited in the bus hoping the rain stopped.

Flood in Krasnoyarsk airport


Flood in Krasnoyarsk airport


Flood in Krasnoyarsk airport

Passengers were  offered the choice to wade to fly or wait to fly later. They chose to board immediately rather than face a flight delay, and walked through the water to fly. Pictures: Maksim Galochkin

'There was no sense to park the bus or the plane in another other place, because the whole area was filled with water. 

'It also did not make sense to bring the special equipment to pump out water, because this is only possible after the rain ends. 

Passengers were  offered the choice to wade to fly or wait to fly later. 

They chose to board immediately rather than face a flight delay, and walked through the water to fly. 

The extraordinary  footage was filmed by passenger Maksim Galochkin.

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Like a cow peeing on a flat rock.
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