Summary of 06 August 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.08.2017

Cyclones in Volga and Northwestern areas of Russia

Atmospheric fronts brought torrential rains, wind gusts up to 20 m/s in Udmurtia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Pskov Regions on 05 August 2017. Temporary power outages occurred in 164 settlements, with more than 7,000 houses and 15 social facilities in total, in 24 municipalities in 7 constituents territories of Russia. Roofs of 38 houses and 1 gardening house, and roof of a search and rescue station were damaged. There are injured, they were treated on site.

In Bashkortostan: power outage occurred in 7 settlements (over 780 houses) in 4 municipalities, roofs of 5 houses and 143 Search and Rescue Station were damaged (the Station operates as per normal).

In Samara Region: power outage occurred in 1 settlement  (120 houses and 2 social facilities) of Koshki District, roofs of 13 houses were damaged.

In Tatarstan: roofs of 16 houses and 4 apartment houses were damaged.

In Nizhny Novgorod Region: power outage occurred in 52 settlements (over 4,200 houses) in 9 districts.

In Udmurtia: power outage occurred in 17 settlements (over 820 houses, 12 social facilities) in 6 districts.

In Kirov Region: power outage occurred in 6 settlements (over 240 houses, 1 social facility) in two districts.

In Ulyanovsk Region: power outage occurred in 1 settlement (15 houses) and roof of 1 gardening house was damaged in Starye Mainy District.

In Pskov Region: power outage occurred in 80 settlements (over 870 houses) in Sebezh District.

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, 06 August 2017:

21 settlements in 3 municipalities, 383 houses in total remain without power supply in Bashkortostan and Pskov Region. Roofs of 35 houses and 1 gardening house in Samara, Ulyanovsk Regions, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan are being repaired. Roof of the Search and Rescue Station in Bashkortostan is being repaired as well.

According to forecast provided by the Russian Weather Service and the AntistikhiaCenter the atmospheric front will continue its influence over the Volga area of Russia.

More than 1,080 people and more than 180 units of equipment, including more than 700 people and 80 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.

An Emergency Response Center was deployed in the Mir mine administration building. Task group, headed by the First Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladlen Aksyonov is working on site. The expert council and decision –making support center were involved into operation of the Center, cooperation with the federal executive authorities was organized.

Meetings of the working group of the Governmental Emergency Response 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 were not rescued yet.

As of 06:00 AM, 6 August 2017: 143 people were rescued. Search and rescue operation is ongoing. 19 units of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions (mine rescuers and divers) are working in shifts following all the safety requirements, all rescuers are undergoing medical checkup upon returning to the surface.

Over the past 24 hours:

Mine rescuers found and rescued one miner (Alisher Mirzayev). He was hospitalized to the hospital of Mirny.

Rubble was cleared out on 205 meters of 2 mine branches. 6,900 meters of mines were examined in all (out of 8,000 meters).

2 loading vehicles were transported from mine floor -310 to -210 to remove mined rocks from the shaft.

6 industrial climbers arrived to the scene and started work;

The telephone Hotline received 62 calls, psychological aid rendered on 11 occasions.

Activities planned on 6 August 2017:

Search and rescue operation will be continued, medical aid to the injured will be rendered, as well as comprehensive aid to the families of the injured and stuck miners.

339 people and 35 units of equipment, including 258 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 268 fires, including 176 fires in residential blocks. 64 people have been affected, 54 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

An on-site meeting of the working group of the Governmental Emergency Response Commission, headed by the Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov, was carried out in the town of Salekhard, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area on 5 August 2017, discussing additional means for protection of the settlements, social facilities, businesses, transport and power generating facilities and communal services against fires and following to the legal acts in the field of fire safety.

130 aircrafts, including 58 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, 6 of which were used to put out fires (568 flights, 2,508 discharges, 21 million 684 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 3,005 settlements (38 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Over the past 24 hours:

72 aircraft, including 3 aircraft provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were used to regroup forces and monitor the situation;

Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane and  Mil Mi-8 helicopter were deployed to fight wildfires in Yakutia. They made 10 flights, 5 discharges dropping 32 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlements of Ovrazhny, Kharsaim and Aksarka in Priuralsky District and the settlement of Yekondyu in Vilyuysk District and Tumul in Ust-Aldansky District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane and 2 Mil Mi-8 helicopters were deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. They made 11 flights, 30 discharges dropping 206 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Kika, Pribaikalsky District, the settlement of Barguzin, Barguzin District and Mishikha in Kabansk District).

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfire in Crimea. It made 1 flight, 8 discharges dropping 40 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Gromovka, Sudak Urban Area).

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 17 accidents on waterways.

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

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 252 explosive devices, including 7 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 305 times to respond totraffic accidents.

467 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 300 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 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 9 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 11 occasions.

Additional information

Roof collapse in abandoned building in Krasnoyarsk Territory

Roof of an abandoned building at Yemelyanovo Airport collapsed due to 20 m/s wind gusts at 01:25 PM, 5 August 2017. Nobody was hurt, 15 vehicles were damaged on an open-air parking lot.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were power outage in Crimea due to safety system triggering.

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