Putin’s reputation sinking over poor early warning of flooding

A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin rests on a pile of debris at a flooded house in Krimsk, about 750 miles south of Moscow. Flooding killed more than 170 in southern Russia on July 6 and 7. The president is taking heat for a fumbled early warning. (Associated Press)

A portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin rests on a pile of debris at a flooded house in Krimsk, about 750 miles south of Moscow. Flooding killed more than 170 in southern Russia on July 6 and 7. The president is taking heat for a fumbled early warning. (Associated Press)

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