Summary of 10 August

INFORMATION

6:00 AM, Moscow time, 10.08.2017

Cyclone in Far East Russia

Houses and yards were flooded, sections of motorways were damaged, parts of railways were eroded in 36 settlements in 7 municipalities in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories and 10 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.

12 temporary shelters were deployed (capable of housing 990 people) and were housing 436 people.

Emergency Operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories Directorates are working in cooperation with local governments and assessment commissions. Airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates, the Amur Rescue Center and Far Eastern Regional SAR Team are working and Ministry’s aircraft is on standby. Managing bodies and forces of the Maritime Territory subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the local directorate of the Emergency Ministry are operation under the state of emergency.

All necessary preventive steps were planned and are being taken to minimize the impact of the cyclone. 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, 10 August 2017:

Maritime Territory:

897 houses and 696 yards, 8 social facilities remain flooded, 23 sections of motorways are damaged, in 29 settlements in 6 municipalities. There are no flooded railways. 5 settlements remain cut off. 3 temporary shelters were deployed (440 people) and are housing 141 people.

Power was cut off to 25 houses and 4 social facilities in 3 settlements.

Over the past 24 hours:

36 yards were cleared, 80 cubic meters of debris was removed, water was pumped out from 114 houses, 9 km of storm sewages were cleared, 124 people and more than 800 kg of cargo were transported by boats, emergency psychological aid was provided to 37 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 390 people and 94 units of equipment.

Khabarovsk Territory:

Power supply was fully restored in the city of Khabarovsk, 7 yards of detached houses remain flooded.

The telephone hotline received 112 calls, psychological aid was provided on 48 occasions.

Over the past 24 hours:

5 yards were cleared from debris, water was pumped out from the basements of 17 houses, 0.15 km of storm sewages were cleared.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center, the weakening cyclone is going to stay in Far East Russia on 10 August 2017 bringing in minor rains.

2,443 people and 464 units of equipment (74 boats and 2 aircraft), including 1,756 people and 274 units of equipment (62 boats and 2 aircraft) provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations:

In Maritime Territory – 2,342 people, 415 units of equipment, with 74 boats and 2 aircraft among them, including 1,731 people and 264 units of equipment, with 62 boats and 2 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry;

In Khabarovsk Territory – 101 people, 49 units of equipment, including 25 people and 10 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry.

Cyclone in south Russia

A thundery front brought in heavy rains and winds gusting up to 20 m/s on 9 August 2017 in the Chechen Republic, Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan and North Ossetia-Alania. Nobody was hurt.

In Dagestan: More than 30 trees and street lampposts toppled, 2 cars were damaged in the city of Makhachkala, power was cut off to 30 houses due to a collapsed tangent tower. Gas supply was disrupted in 830 houses in the settlement of Bavgutai, Kizilyurt District. 30 yards were flooded in the settlement of Irganai, Untsukulsky District. A short-term blackout occurred in the town of Izberbash.

In the Chechen Republic: roofs were damaged on 8 detached houses in the settlement of Gekhi, Urus-Martan District.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services, complex and repair brigades and assessment commissions. The population are kept updated on the progress of the relief operations. Managing bodies and forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Dagestan Directorate are on high alert. All necessary preventive steps were taken in advance, the weather forecast was provided to the local governments without delays.

As of 6 AM, 10 August 2017: water has receded, there are no flooded houses or yards, the fallen trees have been sawn and removed, power supply has been restored, the roofs are being repaired on 8 detached houses in Chechnya and operations are underway to re-establish gas supply in the settlement of Bavtugai, Kizilyurt District, Dagestan. Commissions are assessing the damage.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center, the weakening thundery front is going to shift to the east in south Russia on 10 August 2017 and by the end of the day it is going to move into the Caspian Sea and stop affecting the area.

More than 180 people and 23 units of equipment, including 120 people and 7 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the impact.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 273 fires, including 183 fires in residential blocks. 65 people have been affected, 59 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

93 aircraft, including 52 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, 5 of them were used to put out wildfires, to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel (628 flights, 2,660 discharges, 22 million 906 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,530 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 5,807 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,175 settlements (37 settlements over the past 24 hours).

Emergency Ministry’s 2 Beriyev Be-200ChS planes were deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. They made 2 flights, 11 discharges dropping 132 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 11 flights, 7 discharges dropping 35 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 7,642 people and 2,588 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 14 accidents on waterways.

18 people have been affected, 6 of them have been saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 139 explosive devices, including 4 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 271 times to respond totraffic accidents.

383 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 241 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 12 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 86 occasions.

Additional information

Derailment in Transbaikalian Territory

3 carriages loaded with crushed stone lost track at 2:30 PM on 9 August 2017 in Mogocha District between Nanagry and Uryum stations (Transbaikalain railway).

Nobody was hurt, the contact network was not disrupted, the even track was damaged (125 meters). 2 passenger trains were delayed up to 3.5 hours. The passengers are kept updated.

The train services were resumed on the odd track at 6:20 PM on 9 August 2017, the work is ongoing to restore the services on the even track.

246 people and 35 units of equipment, with 2 repair trains among them, including 31 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the incident.

Ash release in volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Klyuchevskoi volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District, Kamchatka Territory released ash at 3 AM on 10 August 2017 to a height of 5,500 meters. The ash cloud spread 45 km to the south.

Ebeko volcano released ash at 1:40 AM on 10 August 2017 to a height of 700 meters, 7 km away from the town of Severo-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Region. The ash cloud spread to the northwest.

No ash fallouts were registered in settlements, 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 power outages and disruptions in cold water supply in Ivanovo District, Ivanovo Region and a power outage in Lebyazhsk District, Kirov Region.

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