Summary of 09 August 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 09.08.2017

Cyclone in Far East Russia

Houses and yards were flooded, sections of motorways were damaged, parts of railways were eroded in 35 settlements in 7 municipalities in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories and 7 settlements were cut off on 7 August 2017, due to heavy rains. Power was partially cut off from 3,068 houses and 7 social facilities in 14 settlements.

10 temporary shelters were deployed (capable of housing 886 people) and were housing 436 people. 2 more temporary shelters capable of housing 250 people are ready to be deployed.

As of 6 AM, 9 August 2017:

Maritime Territory:

577 houses and 2,053 yards, 12 social facilities remain flooded, 27 sections of motorways are damaged, in 28 settlements in 5 municipalities. There are no flooded railways. 7 settlements remain cut off. 5 temporary shelters were deployed (440 people) and are housing 160 people/.

Power was cut off to 1,313 houses and 4 social facilities in 6 settlements.

Over the past 24 hours:

156 yards were cleared, 350 cubic meters of debris was removed, water was pumped out from 204 houses, 12 km of storm sewages were cleared, 124 people and more than 600 kg of cargo were transported by boats, emergency psychological aid was provided to 30 citizens, the team of responders was reinforced by the Far Eastern Regional SAR Team, airmobile teams from Amur Region and Khabarovsk Territory, Amur Rescue Center – more than 200 people and 19 units of equipment, including 9 boats.

Khabarovsk Territory:

Power supply was fully restored in the city of Khabarovsk, 12 yards of detached houses remain flooded, water was pumped out from the basements of 12 blocks of flat and 2 social facilities.

The telephone hotline received 148 calls, psychological aid was provided on 27 occasions.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center, the weakening cyclone is going to stay in Far Eastern Russia on 9 August 2017 bringing in rains and winds gusting up to 20 m/s.

2,164 people and 358 units of equipment (74 boats and 3 aircraft), including 1,497 people and 221 units of equipment (62 boats and 3 aircraft) provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations;

In Maritime Territory – 1,949 people, 321 units of equipment, with 74 boats and 3 aircraft among them, including 1,423 people and 215 units of equipment, with 62 boats and 3 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry;

In Khabarovsk Territory – 215 people, 37 units of equipment, including 74 people and 16 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 280 fires, including 191 fires in residential blocks. 77 people have been affected, 73 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

118 aircraft, including 51 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, 6 of them were used to put out wildfires, to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel (615 flights, 2,642 discharges, 22 million 739 thousand liters of water dropped). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,138 settlements (45 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Emergency Ministry’s 2 Beriyev Be-200ChS planes were deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. They made 4 flights, 26 discharges dropping 312 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Kika, Pribaikalsky District and the settlement of Monakhovo, Barguzin District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Sakha (Yakutia). It made 7 flights, 9 discharges dropping 45 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Tumul, Ust-Aldansky 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 14,250 people and 4,430 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 18 accidents on waterways.

18 people have been affected.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 296 explosive devices, including 12 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 246 times to respond totraffic accidents.

340 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 237 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 56 occasions.

Additional information

Situation on Military Georgian Motorway

Verkhny Lars checkpoint is now on overtime due to a large number of vehicles in holiday season.

There is a line of 40 vehicles now. The people are kept informed and provided with everything necessary.

Ash release in volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District released ash at 12:47 AM on 9 August 2017 to a height of 10,000 meters. The ash cloud spread 360 km to the south in the direction of the Kronotsky Bay. Up to 1 mm of ash fell in the settlement of Klyuchi, there is no threat to normal functioning of the society. Air services were not disrupted. No tourist groups are registered around the volcano.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were no power outages or accidents at the facilities of housing and utilities.

Work to restore power in the Altai Republic and cold water supply in Orenburg Region has been finished. Normal functioning of the society has not been disturbed.