Summary of 12 August

INFORMATION

6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.08.2017

Cyclone in Far East Russia

2,514 Houses, 2,476 yards and 17 basements of blocks of flats, 17 social facilities and 2 basements of social facilities (perinatal center and kindergarten) were flooded, 45 sections of motorways were damaged, 4 parts of railways were eroded in 36 settlements in 7 municipalities in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories and 11 settlements were cut off on 7 August 2017, due to heavy rains. Power was partially cut off from 14 settlements (3,068 houses, including 415 apartment houses) and 7 social facilities. Nobody was hurt.

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 AmurRescueCenter and Far Eastern Regional SAR Team are working and Ministry’s aircraft is on standby. Managing bodies and forces of the MaritimeTerritory 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.

Maritime Territory:

In 6 municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban Area, Khasansky, Mikhailovka, Volno-Nadezhdinsky, Oktyabrsky and Pogrnanichny Districts) 2,514 houses and block of flats, including 2,414 houses with yards, 17 social facilities were flooded, 45 sections of motorways, 4 parts of railways were eroded due to torrential rains. 12 temporary shelters were deployed (capable of housing 990 people) and were housing 436 people. Power supply was temporary shut down in 13 settlements, 2,653 houses and 7 social facilities. In 5 municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban Area, Khasansky, Voino-Nadezhdinsky, Khankai and Pogranichny Districts) 11 settlements were cutoff from roads. Nobody was hurt.

Meeting of the working group of the Governmental Disaster Management Commission, headed by the Emergencies Minister, was carried out on 7 August 2017, declaring the state of emergency in MaritimeTerritory. Recovery operations were organized, comprehensive aid is being provided to the affected people.

Federal executive authorities carry out recovery operations and control sanitary and hygienic situation, water is being provided to the population. Special attention is paid to the physically challenged people.

Khabarovsk Territory:

62 houses, 17 basements of blocks of flats and 2 basements of social facilities (aperinatal center and a kindergarten) were flooded in 2 districts (Zheleznodorozhny and Industrial) of Khabarovsk due to torrential rains, power supply was temporary shut down in 415 blocks of flats. Nobody was hurt, nobody was evacuated.

On 10 August 2017 all repairs were finished, there are no flooded houses or yards, power supply was fully restored.

As of 06:00 AM, 12 August 2017 in Maritime Territory:

74 houses and 242 yards, 3 social facilities remain flooded in 4 settlements of 3 municipalities, 36 sections remain damaged, 3 settlements remain cutoff. 3 temporary shelters were deployed (capable of housing 320 people, accommodating 114 people. power supply was fully restored.

Over the last 24 hours:

228 yards were cleared out, 107 cubic meters of rubble were removed, water was pumped out from 40 houses, 0.15 km of storm sewage was cleared, 138 people and 5.1 tons of cargo were transported by boats, 22 cubic meters of fallen trees were sawn, 530 liters of bottled water were delivered.

Psychological aid was rendered on 26 occasions.

According to the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and ForecastingCenter, the weakening cyclone is going to stay in Far East Russia on 12 August 2017 bringing in minor rains.

2,418 people and 424 units of equipment (74 boats and 3 aircraft), including 1,781 people and 264 units of equipment (62 boats and 2 aircraft) provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations.

Emergency situations over the past 24 hours

Light plane crash in Novosibirsk Region

Crash of a light plane, followed by a fire, happened on Russian Army, Air Force and Navy Volunteer Society Airfield in the town of Berdsk during training flight. There is an injured, there are no victims on the ground, nothing was destroyed.

36 people and 11 units of equipment, including 18 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were involved into mitigation of the accident.

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, including 3 people (one in grave condition and 2 in mild condition) were hospitalized, 8 miners are still unaccounted for.

An emergency operations center was deployed in the Mir mine administration building. A task team headed by Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations 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 working.

Over the past 24 hours:

Water was drained from the open pit of the Mir mine;

Rubble is being cleared out on mine floor -210.

30 meters of debris was removed;

A pipeline 300mm in diameter was laid to pump out water from a shaft mining;

A pump was assembled in a skip shaft lower than minus 210 mining floor;

Prospecting well is being bored to avoid gushing during rubble clearing;

Underground base was deployed on mine floor -210 on a coupling of a crosscut and a gradient;

Mine rescuers and divers examined gradient up to mine floor -327 and mines at the spiral road;

Psychological aid was rendered on 9 occasions.

Operations planned for 12 August 2017: SAR operations are going to be continued (19 teams of paramilitary mine rescue units are involved (rescuers and divers)) in shifts round the clock meeting all safety standards; 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 288 fires, including 1991 fires in residential blocks. 47 people have been affected, 41 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

97 aircraft, including 54 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 (677 flights, 2,759 discharges, 23 million 688 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,574 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 5,928 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,230 settlements (29 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, 24 discharges dropping 288 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Monakhovo, Barguzin District);

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Sakhya (Yakutia). It made 13 flights, 6 discharges dropping 30 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Chagda (92 houses), Ust-Aldansky District).

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Crimea. It made 4 flights, 9 discharges dropping 45 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Malinovka (45 houses), Belogorsky 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 7,550 people and 2,600 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 16 accidents on waterways.

20 people have been affected, 5 of them have been saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 66 explosive devices, including 3 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 287 times to respond totraffic accidents.

347 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 218 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 11 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 60 occasions.

Additional information

Ash release in volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch volcano released ash at 07:36 AM on 11 August 2017 to a height of 6,500 meters. The ash cloud spread 5 km to the northeast.

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.