Summary of 05 August 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 05.08.2017

Cyclone in Central part of Russia

An atmospheric front brought torrential rains, wind gusts up to 20 m/s in Moscow Region on 04 August 2017. Nobody was hurt.

In Shakhovskaya Urban Area: roofs of 4 houses partially damaged, 5 trees were uprooted, 2 vehicles were damaged.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of Emergency Ministry’s directorates, complex and repairs brigades, assessment commissions are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.. The population is being updated about repairs progress. All necessary preventive steps were planned and are being taken to mitigate the impact. Forecasts are being provided to the local governments.

As of 06:00 AM, 05 August 2017:

Fallen trees were sawn and removed in Shakhovskaya urban area, roofs of 4 houses are being repaired.

According to forecast provided by the Russian Weather Service and the AntistikhiaCenter the atmospheric front will continue its influence over the Central part of Russia in the form of rains and wind gusts up to 18 m/s.

108 people and 16 units of equipment, including 83 people and 7 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were involved into relief operations.

Emergency Situations over the past 24 hours

Flooding in mine in Sakha (Yakutia)

A flooding of a pumping station of the main dewatering station No.2 occurred on minus 210 mine floor in the Mir mine belonging to Alrosa Company in Mirny District, Sakha (Yakutia) at 10:35 AM, 4 August 2017. 151 miners were in the mine at the moment of the accident.

The Emergency Response Center was deployed in the Mir mine administration building. The expert council and decision–making support center were involved into operation of the Center, cooperation with the federal executive authorities was organized.

The task group headed by the Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and 5 units of the Novokuznetsk Branch of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Unit, 32 people in total (mine rescuers and divers) arrived to the scene of the accident.

Meetings of the working group of the Governmental Disaster Management Commission, headed by the Emergencies Minister, were held to organize search and rescue and other emergency operations, provision of comprehensive aid to the affected people and their relatives.

All managing bodies and personnal of the Mirny Branch of the Single State Disaster Management Center of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Sakha (Yakutia) Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry are set to Emergency Situation mode of operation.

A telephone helpline was organized by the Sakha Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry, psychologists render psychological aid to the families of miners, who was not rescued yet.

As of 06:00 AM, 5 August 2017: 142 people were rescued. 7 units and 7 divers of the Paramilitary Mine Rescue Units examined 6,900 meters of non-flooded mine branches. All the work is carried out in shifts, participants of search operations are undergoing medical checkup upon returning to the surface.

280 people and 34 units of equipment, including 212 people and 27 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry are involved into relief operations.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 271 fires, including 167 fires in residential blocks. 55 people have been affected, 44 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.

Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires

120 aircrafts, including 37 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry (546 flights, 2,465 discharges, 21 million 406 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 2,997 settlements (41 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Over the past 24 hours:

85 aircraft, including 2 aircraft provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were used to regroup forces and monitor the situation;

Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS, Ilyushin Il-76 planes and 2 Mil Mi-8 helicopters were deployed to fight wildfires in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. They made 14 flights, 147 discharges dropping 1,257 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlements of Ovrazhny, Kharsaim and Aksarka in Priuralsky District and the settlement of Pravokhetinsky in Nadym District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. It made 1 flight, 8 discharges dropping 96 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Kika, Pribaikalsky District).

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 10,290 people and 3,200 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires. 

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 21 accidents on waterways.

20 people have been affected, 4 of them were saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 555 explosive devices, including 3 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 268 times to respond totraffic accidents.

373 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 221 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 one accident at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions.

Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have not been dispatched to the facilities.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 20 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 43 occasions.

Additional information

Derailment of freight cars in Transbaikalian Territory

25 empty freight cars derailed, blocking 3 nearby rail tracks happened on the span between the stations of Yablonevo and Tyrgetui in Chita District at 10:15 PM, 4 August 2017.

Nobody was hurt, the aerial contact wiring was not damaged, two railway tracks were damaged.

Railway traffic was restored on the second track at 04:38 AM. 4 passengers trains were delayed by 5 hours 30 minutes, the passengers are being informed.

246 people and 35 units of equipment with 2 recovery trains among them, including 31 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were involved into mitigation of the accident.

Ash release in volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District released ash to the height of 5,000 – 6,000 meters at 2:04 AM on 5 August 2017. The ash cloud spread to east and southeast direction to 30 and 125 km in the direction of the Ozerny and KamchatkaGulfs. No ash fallouts were registered in settlements, air services were not disrupted, no tourist groups are registered around the volcano.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were power outages in Khostinsky District in Sochi, KrasnodarTerritory.

All the disruptions were addressed to promptly, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.