Summary of 13 July

INFORMATION

6:00 AM, Moscow time, 13.07.2017

Cyclones in Siberian, Northwestern and Central parts of Russia

Atmospheric fronts brought in rains and winds up to 15 m/s on 12 July 2017 in Siberian, Northwestern and Central parts of Russia. Nobody was hurt.

In Moscow: 10 trees and 1 lamppost toppled. The route time for trolleybuses 53 were made 50 minutes longer because a tree fell on a road and Mosgortrans provided 5 buses to transport passengers. Moscow airports are operating normally.

In Novosibirsk Region: power was knocked out in 1,060 houses in 19 settlements of 1 municipality. Rain water accumulated in low-lying sections of roads in two districts of the city of Novosibirsk. Normal functioning of the society was not disrupted.

In Karelia: power was cut off in more than 1,000 houses in 39 settlements in 1 municipality.

Task forces, repairs and complex brigades are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.

The population are being informed on what they should do in such situation via TV and radio channels, OKSION terminals, text messages sent by cellular operators.

All necessary preventive steps were planned and are being taken to mitigate the impact.

Airmobile teams of Emergency Ministry directorates in 22 regions, of Nogisnk, Tula and Neva Rescue Centers, the Leader Center and Tsentrospas Team are on standby to respond to possible crisis situations.

As of 6 AM, 13 July 2017: power supply was fully restored, all fallen trees were sawn and removed.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center, the atmospheric front will stay in Central and Northwestern parts of Russian and in Volga area on 13 June 2017, bringing in rains and winds up to 18 m/s.

More than 5,490 people and 1,230 units of equipment, including more than 720 people and 270 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in the relief operations.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 280 fires, including 187 fires in residential blocks. 80 people have been affected, 63 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 13 accidents on waterways.

14 people have been affected, 3 of them have been saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 161 explosive devices, including 6 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 293 times to respond totraffic accidents.

339 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 245 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions

There have been no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions.

Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities once.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 6 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 11 occasions.

Additional information

Search for unregistered tourist group in Irkutsk Region

An unregistered tourist group of 8 people (3 from Rostov-on-Don, 2 from Ryazan, 1 from Vladivostok, 2 from Kazakhstan) have been rafting down the Onot river in Cheremkhovo District, Irkutsk Region on 2 catamarans since 17 June 2017.

Relatives of the tourists reported on 11 July 2017 that they were unable to contact them.

A Mil Mi-8 helicopter of the Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue Center found the group at 8:53 AM on 12 July 2017. Nobody of them needs medical aid or evacuation. The group continues its journey.

Search-and-rescue operation on Lake Ladoga in Karelia

A motorboat with 5 teenagers aboard tipped over at 9:20 PM on 19 June 2017, in Lake Ladoga 7 km southeast of the settlement of Impilakhti, Pitkyaranta District, 100 m off the bank. 2 of the teenagers were saved, 3 are still unaccounted for.

Over the past 24 hours, ground crew examined 5 km of the bank (136 km in all), boats examined 185 sq. km (in all, diving crews made 80 dives and examined 10.461 sq. km of the lake bottom, aircrafts examined 212 sq. km, the side-scan sonar device and remote-control apparatus examined 6.41 sq. km.

Operations planned for 13 July 2017: SAR operation will be continued involving aircraft, boats, divers with special equipment and a remote-controlled apparatus with a side-scan sonar device and the ground crew.

130 people (including 3 divers) and 34 units of equipment with an aircraft and 12 boats among them, including 53 people and 10 units of equipment with 3 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in the SAR operation.

Response to cyclones in Russia

Atmospheric fronts brought rains, hail and winds up to 28 m/s in Chelyabinsk Region from 29 to 30 June 2017; in Novgorod Region since 30 June; in Krasnodar Territory from 4 to 5 July; in Perm Territory and Ulyanovsk Region since 5 July; in Khakassia and Kostroma Region since 8 July; in Amur and Nizhny Novgorod Regions since 9 July; in Transbaikalian Territory since 10 July.

A meeting of the working group of the Government Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission headed by the Emergency Minister was held on 8 July 2017 to discuss repairs and reconstruction of damaged facilities of social infrastructure, energy, housing and utilities, targeted aid and support to the affected people, necessary preventive steps and compensations, as well as keeping people updated on the measures being taken to mitigate the impact and on weather forecasts.

Over the past 24 hours working group of the Government Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission has held a meeting in the settlement of Krestsy, Novgorod Region led by Minister of Emergency Situations to discuss relief operations.

As of 6 AM, 13 July 2017:

Roofs are being repaired on 2 social facilities (school, recreation center) in Amur Region, while 2 roofs were repaired (Amur Region squad 2 of the Federal Fire Service, school gym);

Roofs are being repaired on 4 houses and 13 social facilities (7 schools, 2 kindergartens, children’s sports school, museum and 2 recreation centers), while they were repaired on 2 houses and 1 social facility in Khakassia;

Roofs are being repaired on 8 social facilities (5 schools, 2 kindergartens, post office), while they were repaired on 143 houses in Chelyabinsk Region;

3 car bridges remain flooded and a section of a local road was washed away (there is a bypass) in 2 municipalities in Nizhny Novgorod Region;

Roofs are being repaired on 252 houses in Krasnodar Territory, while they were repaired on 29 houses;

7 yards remain flooded in Novgorod Region;

1 low-level bridge remains flooded, 11 sections of roads are damaged (including a section on a federal motorway, there is a bypass) and 7 bridge pillars were washed away in Perm Territory;

10 unregistered detached single-floor houses (cracks in walls, subsidence of foundations, no power or gas supply) and the roof on a social facility (school gym) remain damaged in Ulyanovsk Region;

1 low-level bridge remains flooded in Kostroma Region;

7 yards remain flooded in one municipality in Transbaikalian Territory.

Temporary roofs were made on all damaged homes and social facilities, relief operations are ongoing and all necessary assistance is being provided to the people.

More than 630 people and 199 units of equipment, including 216 people and 67 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in dealing with the impact.

Wildfires in Buryatia and Irkutsk Region

Wildfires spread to houses and outhouses on 28 April 2017, in 8 settlements of 3 municipalities in Irkutsk Region and 1 settlement in Buryatia because of hot weather and high winds gusting up to over 20 m/s.

Assessment commissions established that the fires destroyed 104 detached houses, 17 outhouses, 3 social facilities and a shop (20 houses, 8 outhouses in 1 settlement in Buryatia; 84 houses, 9 outhouses, 3 social facilities and a shop in Irkutsk Region).

As of 6 AM, 13 July 2017: 59 people remain in temporary shelters, while 378 people are staying at their relatives and friends’.

All necessary aid is being provided.

42 years were cleared 20 years in Buryatia, 8 yards in Alarsky District, 7 yards in Zalari District, 7 yards in Zima District in Irkutsk Region, 42 yards were fenced off (20 yards in Pribaikalsky District in Buryatia, 8 yards in Alarsky District, 7 yards in Zalari District, 7 yards in Zima District in Irkutsk Region), soil was reclaimed, assistance was provided in cultivating more than 1,000 sq. m land intended for vegetable patches, 570 cubic meters of soil was restored and 51 cubic meters of debris was removed between 29 April and 24 May 2017.

More than 6,700 people and 2,200 units of equipment with 20 aircraft among them, were involved in dealing with the wildfires, including more than 1,300 people and 450 units of equipment with 11 aircraft among them provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Response to flooding in Tyumen Region

Water levels in rivers have been rising since 30 April 2017 following melting of snow, flow of melt water into rivers and heavy rains.

Assessment commissions established that 167 houses and yards, 7,146 non-residential gardening properties, 11 low-level bridges and 7 sections of roads were flooded in 21 settlements in 4 municipalities, road communication with 7 settlements was disrupted in one municipality in Tyumen Region.

134 non-residential gardening properties remain flooded.

160 people were evacuated, 53 of them are staying in temporary shelters, 107 more are staying at their relatives and friends’.

9,841.8 cubic meters of debris was removed, 75.445 km of dams was reinforced, assistance was provided to people on 995 occasions; 1,813.5 cubic meters of water was pumped out of houses, 213,504 cubic meters of earth was dumped, 193 yards, 32.2 km of roads were cleared. Commissions continue assessing the damage and amount of restoration needed.

477 people and 160 units of equipment, with 22 boats among them are involved in the relief operations, including 85 people and 13 units of equipment, with 6 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Wildfires in Krasnoyarsk Territory and Irkutsk Region

Wildfires spread to houses, outhouses and timber enterprises on 24 May 2017, in 4 districts of Krasnoyarsk Territory and 2 districts of Irkutsk Region due to hot weather, high winds gusting up to 25 m/s and grassland fires.

Assessment commissions established that the fires destroyed 179 houses, 6 businesses and 21 non-residential buildings in 10 settlements in 4 district of Krasnoyarsk Territory and 2 districts of Irkutsk Region (138 detached houses and 6 businesses in 5 settlements in Krasnoyarsk Territory; 41 houses and 21 non-residential buildings in 5 settlements in Irkutsk Region).

As of 6 AM 13 July 2017: 139 people are staying in temporary shelters in Krasnoyarsk Territory.

595 people are staying at their relatives and friends’.

159 yards were cleared, soil was reclaimed, more than 20 tons of relief goods were distributed, assistance provided in cultivating more than 4,000 sq. m of lands intended for vegetable patches, 3,270 cubic meters of soil was restored, 43,000 sq. meters of gravel roads was restored, 400 cubic meters of debris was removed from 24 May to 15 June 2017.

More than 770 people and 150 units of equipment with 3 fire trains among them were involved in the relief operations, including 341 people and 70 units of equipment with 7 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Response to flooding in Stavropol Territory

Assessment commissions have established that 3,513 houses and 4,295 yards, 3 sections of motorways 35 km in length and 5,000 ha of agricultural lands were flooded in 29 settlements in 13 municipalities of Stavropol Territory since 24 May 2017 following heavy and long rains.

As of 6 AM, 13 June 2017: 52 people remain in temporary shelters.

4,918 cubic meters of debris was removed, water was pumped out of 2,091 yards, 2,828 yards and 183.7 km of roads were cleared. Gas, water and power supply was restored to 100% of flooded houses.

The people are being informed about the progress of relief operations and payment of compensations via local mass media, mobile loudspeakers and information stands.

Psychological aid was provided on 808 occasions.

633 people and 163 units of equipment and 5 boats are involved in the relief operations, including 254 people and 40 units of equipment, 3 boats and 1 helicopter provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Spring flooding in Russia

Sakha: 15 houses and 107 yards are flooded in 2 settlements of 1 municipality. 50 people have been evacuated from 1 settlement in 1 municipality. All of them are staying at their relatives’.

Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Sakha Directorate are working. 251 people and 112 units of equipment (61 boats) are involved in the relief operations, including 15 people and 5 units (3 boats) of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires

Working group of the Government Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission held a meeting on 8 July 2017 under the leadership of the Emergency Minister to discuss additional protection of settlements, social, transport, energy infrastructure, facilities of housing and utilities against wildfires and strict compliance with fire safety code in lands of different purpose.

96 aircrafts, including 38 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry (320 flights, 990 discharges, 9,877 thousand liters of water dropped) are working to protect settlements and businesses against wildfires, to monitor the situation, regroup forces. Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 2,562 settlements (14 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Over the past 24 hours:

59 aircraft, including an Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter, were used to regroup forces and monitor the situation in Krasny Chikoi District in Transbaikalian Territory;

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight fires in Sakha (Yakutia). It made 18 flights, 10 rounds dropping 50 thousand liters of water (prevented spread of fires to the settlement of Batamai, Kobyaisky District (51 houses);

The situation is under constant satellite and air monitoring, development of the most dangers fires is being modelled, UAVs are being actively used. Residential blocks and woods are being patrolled, the people are being kept updated on the situation and steps taken.

More than 135 thousand people and 28 thousand units of equipment are involved in fighting wildfires and ensuring fire safety.