Summary of 07 August 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 07.08.2017

Cyclone in Maritime Territory

On 7 August 2017, heavy rains caused flash flooding in three municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban District, Khasansky and Nadezhdinsky Districts) of Maritime Territory. Houses and yards were flooded,1 section of a motorway was damaged and 2 more flooded, two sections of railways were eroded delaying passenger trains. The passengers are being transported by buses to the town of Ussuriysk and the city of Vladivostok from where they will be able to continue to their destinations. Nobody was hurt.

Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime Territory Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and assessment commissions. Airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime Territory Directorate, Amur Rescue Center and Far Eastern Regional SAR Team have been dispatched to the scene.

Managing bodies and forces of the Maritime Territory Directorate are on standby.

All necessary measures to prevent and minimize the impact were planned and are being taken, weather forecasts are provided to the local government without delay, the population is kept updated.

More than 250 people and 60 units of equipment (30 boats), including more than 200 people and 30 units of equipment (30 boats) and an aircraft provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations. The situation is under control.

Emergency situations under control

Flooding of mine in Sakha (Yakutia)

A pumping station of main drainage No 2 at minus 210 mine floor at the Mir mine operated by Alrosa company in Mirny District, Sakha (Yakutia) was flooded at 10:35 AM, 4 August 2017. There were 151 people down the mine at the moment of the accident, 143 of them were brought on the surface.

An emergency operations center was deployed in the Mir mine administration building. A task team headed by Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Vladlen Aksyonov is working at the scene. An expert council and decision-making support center are operating, cooperation with federal executive authorities was organized.

On-site meetings of the working group of the Governmental Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission headed by Emergency Minister were held to set tasks to organize SAR and other emergency operations, to provide all-round help to the injured and their families.

Managing bodies and forces of the Mirny town section of the Sakha (Yakutia) territorial subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the Emergency Ministry’s Sakha (Yakutia) Directorate are operating under the state of emergency.

A telephone hotline was set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Sakha (Yakutia) Directorate, psychologists are assisting the families of the missing miners.

Over the past 24 hours:

55 meters of debris was removed in 2 mine tunnels, 640 meters (out of 8,500 meters) of not flooded tunnels were examined;

2 underground loaders were disassembled at minus 310 mine floor to be used at minus 210 mine floor;

Gas and water inflow are being monitored in the shaft mining;

The hotline received 88 calls, psychological aid was provided on 9 occasions.

Operations planned for 7 August 2017: SAR operations are going to be continued, medical aid is going to be provided to the injured, as well as assistance to the families of injured and missing miners.

339 people and 35 units of equipment, including 258 people and 27 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 294 fires, including 206 fires in residential blocks. 43 people have been affected, 35 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

128 aircraft are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, including 56 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, 5 of them were used to put out wildfires (591 flights, 2,576 discharges, 22 million 94 thousand liters of water dropped). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,051 settlements (46 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;

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane, a Kamov Ka-32 and 2 Mil Mi-8 helicopters were deployed to fight wildfires in Crimea. They made 22 flights, 59 discharges dropping 302 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Gromovka, Sudak Urban District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. It made 1 flight, 9 discharges dropping 108 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 10,160 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 22 accidents on waterways.

26 people have been affected, 5 of them were saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 4 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 317 times to respond totraffic accidents.

460 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 297 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 8 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 22 occasions.

Additional information

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were power outages in Neklinovsky District, Rostov Region, in two districts in Irkutsk Region and in 2 municipalities in Kamchatka Territory.