Summary of 08 August 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 08.08.2017

Cyclone in Far East Russia

Maritime Territory:

On 7 August 2017, heavy rains caused flash flooding in 5 municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban District, Khasansky, Mikhailovka, Nadezhdinsky and Oktyabrsky Districts) of Maritime Territory. Houses, yards and social facilities were flooded, motorways were damaged, railways were eroded in 31 settlements, motorway service with 6 settlements. 9 temporary shelters housed 367 people, 2 more shelters were ready to be deployed. Power was partially cut off from 13 settlements and 7 social facilities. Nobody was hurt.

Khabarovsk Territory:

Yards of detached houses and basements of blocks of flats and social facilities were flooded on 7 August 2017 in 2 districts (Zheleznodorozhny and Industrialny) in the city of Khabarovsk due to heavy rains. Power was partially cut off in some houses. Nobody was hurt, nobody was resettled.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories Directorates are working in cooperation with the local government and assessment commissions. Airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s Directorates, Amur Rescue Center and Far Eastern Regional SAR Team are working on the scene. Emergency Ministry’s aircraft are on standby. 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. The situation is under constant satellite monitoring and worst scenarios are being modelled. The results are being provided to the local governments. The population is kept updated.

As of 6 AM, 8 August 2017:

Maritime Territory:

Houses and yards, social facilities remain flooded, roads are damaged, railway tracks are eroded in 34 settlements in 5 municipalities and 7 settlements remain cut off. There are 10 temporary shelters housing 436 people. 6 settlements and 5 social facilities remain without power.

Khabarovsk Territory:

Power supply was fully restored in the city of Khabarovsk, yards of detached houses remain flooded, water was pumped out from the basements of 2 social facilities. Water is being pumped out from the basements of block of flats.

The telephone hotline received 83 calls, psychological aid was provided on 107 occasions.

1,438 people and 276 units of equipment (74 boats and 2 aircraft), including 912 people and 165 units of equipment (62 boats and 2 aircraft) provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center, the cyclone is going to stay in Far Eastern Russia on 8 August 2017 bringing in rains and winds gusting up to 20 m/s.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 320 fires, including 208 fires in residential blocks. 92 people have been affected, 69 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

156 aircraft, including 51 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, 11 of them were used to put out wildfires, to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel (624 flights, 2,607 discharges, 22 million 382 thousand liters of water dropped). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,093 settlements (42 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. It made 2 flights, 13 discharges dropping 156 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Tika, Pribaikalsky District);

Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Sakha (Yakutia). It made 1 flight, 1 discharge dropping 12 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Tympy, Vilyuisk District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane, a Kamov Ka-32 and Mil Mi-8 helicopters were deployed to fight wildfires in Crimea. They made 10 flights, 17 discharges dropping 120 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Gromovka, Sudak Urban 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 8,990 people and 2,860 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 31 accidents on waterways.

34 people have been affected, 7 of them were saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 84 explosive devices, including 7 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 285 times to respond totraffic accidents.

403 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 12 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 212 occasions.

Additional information

Air crash in Chechen Republic

A private light plane (a pilot and passenger aboard) got damages to the hull and a wing on a take-off (not authorized flight) at 7 PM on 7 August 2017 in the settlement of Chervlyonnaya, Shelkovskaya District, Chechnya. The pilot was taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the passenger received on-site medical aid and refused to be hospitalized. There were no victims or damages on the ground.

15 people and 5 units of equipment, including 5 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the crash.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were power outages in Nevsky District of Saint Petersburg in Kudrovo, Leningrad Region and in the settlement of Turochak, Turochak Districts, Altai Republic, disruptions in cold water supply in the town of Novotroitsk, Orenburg Region and in Khosta District, Sochi, Krasnodar Territory.

Power outages in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region and a disruption in cold water supply in Khosta District of Sochi were addressed to promptly, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed. Work is ongoing to restore power in the Altai Republic and cold water supply in Orenburg Region.