6:00 AM, Moscow time, 16.07.2017
Smoking in Sakha (Yakutia)
Residents of Sakha (Yakutia) reported about smoke and a smell of burning in atmospheric air on 14 July 2017.
Monitoring of atmospheric air for contaminants was organized by the federal executive authorities, local executive authorities and local government to clarify the situation. 6 stationary stations and 18 mobile labs provided by the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, the Hydrometeorology and Environment Service of Yakutia and the Center for Hygiene Epidemiology of Yakutia sample atmospheric air round the clock in Sakha (Yakutia). The highest concentration of carbon oxide up to 15 mg/c.m. (maximum permissible concentration is 5 mg/c.m.) was detected in the settlement of Nizhniy Bestyakh, Megino-Kangalassky District. Meeting of the working group, headed by the Deputy Emergencies Ministry was carried out on 15 July 2017. Special meetings of the Emergency Response Commission are to be carried out to inform the population about the situation, increase intensity of firefighting operations by aircraft, engage additional forces nearby the settlements into firefighting operations, including forces of the Avialesokhrana, volunteer firefighters and local population. The National Crisis Management Center approximates further spread of forest fires and smoke trails, carries out monitoring and analysis of the situation. Nobody required medical aid.
According to the Antistikhia Center and the Russian Weather Service wind direction is going to change to west and northwest, rendering positive ecological situation and bringing rains within 3 days.
As of 06:00 AM, 16 July 2017: there is insignificant smoking of atmospheric air, there are no registered exceeding of maximum permissible concentrations of contaminants.
Emergency situations over the past 24 hours
Traffic accident in Irkutsk Region
A traffic accident involving a minibus and a car, not followed by a fire, happened at 96 Rabochego Shtaba Street, the town of Irkutsk, at 12:17 AM, 15 July 2017.
According to the Zashchita Center for Disaster Medicine there are injured, they were hospitalized to hospitals of Irkutsk.
55 people and 20 units of equipment, including 9 people and 3 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were involved into mitigation of the accident.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 262 fires, including 188 fires in residential blocks. 50 people have been affected, 39 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 21 accidents on waterways.
32 people have been affected, 17 of them have been saved.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 76 explosive devices, including 5 aerial bombs.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 309 times to respond totraffic accidents.
433 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 275 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).
Emergency psychological aid
Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies once. Psychological aid has been provided on 9 occasions.
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 7 sq. km (in all, diving crews made 80 dives and examined 10.461 sq. km of the lake bottom, aircrafts examined 10,461 sq. km, the side-scan sonar device and remote-control apparatus examined 6.41 sq. km.
Operations planned for 16 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
The meetings of the working group of the Government Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission headed by the Emergency Minister was held on 8 July 2017 and 12 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.
As of 6 AM, 16 July 2017:
Roofs are being repaired on 1 social facilitiy (community center), 3 roofs (2 Unit of Federal Fire Service fire station, sports gym of a school, school) were repaired in n Amur Region;
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;
4 motorway bridges remain flooded in Nizhny Novgorod Region;
Roofs are being repaired on 248 houses and 7 social facilities in KrasnodarTerritory, while they were repaired on 37 houses;
6 sections of motorways are damaged in Novgorod Region;
7 motorway sections are damaged and pillars of 7 bridges are washed out in PermTerritory;
10 unregistered detached single-floor houses (cracks in walls, subsidence of foundations, no power or gas supply) remain damaged in Ulyanovsk Region. Employees of the All-Russian Institute for Research of Civil Defense and Emergencies Situations of the Emergencies Ministry of Russia with an upgraded diagnostics complex are to arrive to Ulyanovsk on 14 July 2017 to examine if the houses are suitable for further exploitation. Assessment efforts and expert opinion are planned to be given on 25 July 2017.
3 roofs of houses are being repaired in MaritimeTerritory;
1 section of a motorway remain flooded in Vologda Region.
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.
Spring flooding in Russia
Sakha: 18 houses and 104 yards are flooded in 2 settlements of 1 municipality. 68 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.
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, 16 July 2017: 51 people remain in temporary shelters, while 386 people are staying at their relatives and friends’.
All necessary aid is being provided.
42 yards 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.
110 non-residential gardening plots remain flooded.
158 people were evacuated, 51 of them are staying in temporary shelters, 107 more are staying at their relatives and friends’.
10,379.4 cubic meters of debris was removed, 75.445 km of dams was reinforced, assistance was provided to people on 1,086 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.
1,196 people and 318 units of equipment, with 84 boats among them are involved in the relief operations, including 733 people and 135 units of equipment, with 59 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 KrasnoyarskTerritory 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 4district 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 16 July 2017: 141 people are staying in temporary shelters in Krasnoyarsk Territory. 593 people are staying at their relatives’.
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.
Building of new houses and restoration of affected ones continue in the area.
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 StavropolTerritory since 24 May 2017 following heavy and long rains.
As of 6 AM, 16 June 2017: 47 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.
The damage assessment commissions declared 484 houses unsuitable for further habitation. People that lost their houses will receive State Housing Certificates to provide in purchasing of new homes.
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.
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.
97 aircrafts, including 37 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry (343 flights, 1,000 discharges, 9,924 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 2,594 settlements (9 settlements over the past 24 hours).
Over the past 24 hours:
64 aircraft, including 4 Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopters, were used to regroup forces and monitor the situation in Pribaikalsky and Kabansk District in Buryatia, Kobyask District in Sakha (Yakutia), Krasny Chikoi District in Transbaikalian Territory;
In Sakha (Yakutia) a helicopter of the Emergencies Ministry was deployed. It made 11 flights, 6 discharges, dropped 30,000 liters of water (prevented the spread of fires to the settlement of Batamai (51 houses), Kobyaisk District, Sakha (Yakutia).
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.
Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and communal services
Over the past 24 hours there has been a power outage in Tula Region (2 municipal districts, 58 settlements, over 800 houses). Repair operations are underway.