Summary of 06 September

INFORMATION

6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.09.2017

Cyclone in Kamchatka Territory, Sakhalin and Amur Regions

Kamchatka Territory, Sakhalin and Amur Regions were struck by Typhoon Sanvu (heavy rains, wind up to 35 m/s) between 3 and 5 September.

3 two-floor blocks of flats with yards were flooded, 2 sections of 930 meters were washed away (traffic is no disturbed, there are bypasses), pillars of 3 wooden car bridges (there are no cut-off settlements) and the roofs of two pumping stations (80 sq. meters, the stations keep operating) were damaged in the town of Sebero-Kurilsk (Paramushir island). Power and water supply were not disrupted.

The roofs on 6 blocks of flats were partially damaged, 7 blocks of flats remained without power for a short period of time, 32 trees toppled in the town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Low parts of roads in 6 streets were flooded in the town of Blagoveshchensk.

Managing bodies and forces of the Severo-Kurilsk municipal section of the Sakhalin Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System is operating under the state of emergency, 9 municipal sections of the Kamchatka Territory subsystem are on high alert.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Kamchatka Territory, Sakhalin and Amur Regions Directorates are working in cooperation with local governments, housing utilities and road services.

Over the past 24 hours:

Repairs and restoration operations were finished in Kamchatka Territory and Amur Region, there are no flooded areas;

Roads and roofs of pumping stations were being repaired in the town of Severo-Kurilsk.

As of 6 AM, 6 September 2017: roads and the roofs of pumping stations are being repaired in the town of Severo-Kurilsk.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, on 6 September 2017, the typhoon will continue falling into a cyclone and shifting to the northeast to the Pacific Ocean. It will not have any serious effect in Sakhalin Region or Kamchatka Territory.

More than 350 people and 87 units of equipment, including 183 people and 24 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the relief operations.

Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Traffic accident in Amur Region

A traffic accident involving trucks Kamaz (with 20 people inside) and MAN happened at 3:40 AM 6 September 2015 at kilometer marker 1,415 of R297 Amur federal highway, 3 km to the southeast of the settlement of Tsiolkovsky, Svobodny District.

The injured were taken to Svobodny and Shimanovsk hospitals.

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was dispatched to evacuate the injured to hospitals in the town of Blagoveshchensk.

The highway was not closed.

48 people and 15 units of equipment, including 8 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.

Emergency situations under control

Cyclone in Kabardino-Balkaria

Mudflows happened on 1 September 2017 in Adyl-Su gorge in Elbrus District, Kabardino-Balkaria due to heavy rains and rise of water levels in the Baksan river.

According to preliminary data the mudflows swept away 4 cars with 5 people inside into the river, 2 of them were rescued.

8 sections of A158 federal highway Prokhladny – Baksan – Elbrus of more than 3 km were damaged. 5 settlements, including 10 tourist bases were cut off. A pedestrian bridge was damaged in the settlement of Elbrus. There were 117 hiking groups of more than 1,100 people, including 199 foreign citizens, on the tourist route on Elbrus Mountain. The groups were contacted and are now being escorted to safety.

Power and gas supply was disrupted in 6 settlements. Repair brigades are working. Power supply was fully restored in all settlements at 6 PM on 1 September 2017, while gas was fuller restored in all settlements at 9:45 PM on 4 September.

Task forces of the Emergency Ministry are working in cooperation with executive authorities and local governments in the cut-off settlements to provide the population with everything needed, there is enough food, medicines, fuels and lubricants. Special care is being taken of children, elderly citizens and physically-challenged people.

Forces and facilities of the Kabardino-Balkaria subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System are operating under the state of emergency.

A joint meeting of the constant working group of the Governmental Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission and Kabardino-Balkaria’s Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission was held on 1 September 2017 under the leadership of the Emergency Ministry to take decisions of all-around assistance to the population and recovery operations.

4 aircraft are evacuating people and delivering necessary supplies, including food.

At 12:10 AM, 2 September 2017, an Emergency Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered to the disaster area specialists of the Leader Center for high-risk rescue operations to blast rocks and specialists of the All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia to prepare proposals on relief operations and to assess further risks of the disaster.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Southern Regional Center and Kabardino-Balkaria Directorate are operating.

Over the past 24 hours:

Temporary transport services were restored with all cut-off settlements, 217 meters of the road was filled with 2,650 cubic meters of earth;

14 teams of rescuers examined 21 km of the Baksan river banks;

2 helicopters made 5 flights, evacuated 64 tourists, including 7 foreign citizens, delivered 3 tons of food and essentials.

Specialists of the Leader Center made 16 blasts using 830 kg of explosives.

Operations planned for 6 September 2017: Search and rescue operations; aircraft are going to continue operating; repair of the road and riverbed regulating operations in the Baksan river.

The situation is under constant satellite and air monitoring, the data are being passed on to the local government, the people are being kept updated on the situation and steps taken to cope with it.

A telephone hotline is operating at the Emergency Ministry’s Kabardino-Balkaria Directorate.

More than 660 people and 126 units of equipment with 4 aircraft and 8 units of specialized equipment among them, including more than 480 people and 69 units of equipment with 3 aircraft among them provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in dealing with the disaster.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 221 fires, including 156 fires in residential blocks. 42 people have been affected, 32 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

88 aircraft, including 59 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (829 flights, 3,689 discharges, 31 million 600 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,736 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 6,479 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,673 settlements (9 settlements over the past 24 hours).

The situation is under constant satellite and air monitoring, development of the most dangerous 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 3,770 people and 690 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires in the worst-hit regions (Sakha, Krasnoyarsk Territory and Irkutsk Region). 

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 6 accidents on waterways.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 80 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 255 times to respond totraffic accidents.

340 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 211 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 14 occasions.

Additional information

Growth of cracks in foundation of house in Nizhny Novgorod Region

Cracks in the foundation of a 7-floor block of flats (constructed in 2005, recognized as a dangerous construction on 5 October 2015 due to be repaired without evacuation of the tenants) grew (5-10 cm) at 7:30 PM 5 September 2017 at No 15, Lomonosov Street, Sovetsky District, Nizhny Novgorod.

There is no threat of collapse, no tenants have been evacuated. The Sovetsky District Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission has held a meeting and decided to allocated funds to consolidate the foundation. If need be there are temporary shelters in 3 schools.

The foundation and bearing structures of the house are being monitored round the clock, the tenants have been informed.

20 people and 7 units of equipment, including 15 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the incident.

Power outage in Tuva

Power has been disrupted in 3 settlements in Todzhinsky District since 7:20 AM 3 September 2017 due to a failure of an 800kW diesel generator. Power is being supplied in a rotational way with a 4 hour interval.

Repairs are underway.

31 people and 11 units of equipment, including 9 people and 3 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in dealing with the incident.

Fire in Rostov Region

A fire was started by arson at 12:52 Pm on 21 August 2017 in the city of Rostov-on-Don. It quickly spread to 118 houses because of compact planning and gusts of wind up to 15 m/s. There are victims.

121 people were transferred from temporary shelters to hotels and temporary flats. The affected people are being assisted, provide with essentials. Help is provided to physically-challenged people.

Thanks to timely involvement of forces, efficient use of aerial team and actions of fire and rescue units the fire was contained at 6:53 Pm on 21 August 2017 within an area of 10,000 sq. meters and was put out at 1:21 PM on 22 August 2017. The fire was stopped from spreading to more than 500 houses.

State of emergency was declared in Rostov Region with the federal level of response and tasks were set to provide all-round assistance to the affected people.

Over the past 24 hours: commissions continued assessing the damage, financial assistance was provided to the affected, investigation is underway.

3 people remain in hospitals.

More than 2,000 people and 230 units of equipment, with 9 aircraft among them, including more than 300 people and 70 units of equipment with 3 aircraft among them (Il-76, Be-200ChS planes and a Mi-8 helicopter) provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the fire.

Wildfires in Volgograd Region

Measures were taken since 23 August to 1 September 2017 in Volgograd Region to stabilize a complicated wildfire situation caused by adverse weather conditions (high temperature, gusty wind) and multiple arsons which increased the number of wildfires in 21 out of 38 municipalities.

The fires damaged 155 buildings in 14 settlements in 8 municipalities, 126 of which were destroyed. There are victims.

Thanks to timely involvement of more than 6 thousand people and 2 thousand units of equipment, efficient actions of fire and rescue units and use of an aerial team of 7 aircraft, including Il-76 and Be-200ChS planes, the fires were stopped from spreading to houses, businesses and social infrastructure in 40 settlements in 15 municipalities.

Emergency Ministry’s aircraft made 61 flights, made 543 discharges, dropping 4 million 430 thousand liters of water. The fires were stopped from spreading to 3 settlements (915 houses).

5 children’s camps were closed as a precaution, more than a thousand children were delivered to their homes.

7 temporary shelters were deployed and housed more than 700 people. After the situation had stabilized all the evacuees returned to their homes.

State of emergency was declared in the Volgograd Region with the federal level of response and tasks were set to provide all-round assistance to the affected.

Over the past 24 hours: the wildfire situation was monitored, no wildfires were registered, commissions continued to assess the damage, financial aid was provided to the affected, investigation is ongoing.

Response to cyclone in Maritime Territory

2,514 detached houses and blocks of flats, including 2,414 houses with yards and 17 social facilities, were flooded, 45 sections of motorways were damaged, 4 parts of railways were eroded in 36 settlements in 6 municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban District, Khasansky, Nadezhdinskaya, Oktyabrsky, Khankaisky and Pogranichny Districts) on 7 August 2017 due to heavy rains. Power was partially cut off in 2,653 houses and 7 social facilities in 13 settlements. 11 settlements were cut off in 5 municipalities (Ussuriysk Urban District, Khasansky, Nadezhdinskaya and Pogranichny Districts). Nobody was hurt.

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

A meeting of the working group of the Governmental Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission headed by the Minister of Emergency Situations was held on 7 August 2017, federal executive authorities organized recovery operations, the sanitary situation is under control, water distribution centers were set up. Special care is taken of people with disabilities.

The affected people are getting compensations in accordance with orders of the RF Government of 14 and 17 August 2017.