Summary of 12 September 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.09.2017

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Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 284 fires, including 186 fires in residential blocks. 93 people have been affected, 77 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

63 aircraft, including 54 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (835 flights, 3,710 discharges, 31 million 852 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 3,677 settlements.

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed in Dagestan to fight wildfires. It made 2 flights, 8 discharges dropping 96 thousand liters of water (prevented fire from spreading to the settlement of Khoroda, Tlyarata District).

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.

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 4 accidents on waterways.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 98 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 330 times to respond totraffic accidents.

440 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 260 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 been dispatched to the facilities twice.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 10 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 31 occasions. The telephone hotline has received 9 calls.

Additional information

Traffic accident in Chuvashia

A truck collided with a railbus, at 2:10 PM on 11 September 2017, at a regulated railway crossing on one-track span between Ibresi and Kanash (Gorkovskaya railway) in Ibresi District. The railbus derailed, but did not tip over. There are victims.

10 meters of railway was damaged, 2 restoration trains were dispatched to deal with the accident.

2 long-distance passenger trains were delayed. They were stopped at Kanash station, the passengers were provided with everything necessary, a baby-changing room was set up, passengers and population along the route were informed about the situation.

Task forces of the local fire and rescue garrison were working at the crash site and Kanash station in cooperation with the local government.

The repair was finished at 6:20 PM on 11 September 2017, the train services were resumed in both directions.

83 people and 19 units of equipment, including 33 people and 7 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were power outages in Solton and Krasnogorskoye Districts, Altai Territory, disruptions in water supply in the town of Novaya Lyalya, Sverdlovsk Region and in cold water supply in the town of Klimovsk, Tula Region.  

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

Release of ash by volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District, Kamchatka Territory released ash on 12 September 2017 to a height of up to 9,000 meters.

The cloud of ash spread the Ozyorny Bay 70 km away from the volcano. There are no settlements on the way of the ash cloud. No tourist groups are registered around the volcano, air services were not disturbed.

Emergency situations abroad

Hurricane Irma in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Irma formed in the Atlantic Ocean and has been affecting Virgin Islands, the Dominical Republic, Haiti and Cuba since 6 September 2017. Currently it is blasting up the coast of Florida, USA.

There are victims. More than 10 million people have been evacuated, more than 500 evacuation centers have been deployed and are now sheltering more than 114 thousand people, over 3 million more are without power and water.

According to the Crisis Situation Center of the Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Federal Tourism Agency and Association of Tour Operators, there are more than 6,800 Russian tourists in the Caribbean countries. No injured Russian tourists have been reported. Russian Embassies in the US and Venezuela are updating the population on the situation, Russian citizens are recommended to follow all directions of the local authorities.

Letters signed by the Russian Minister for Emergency Situations have been sent to the Vice President of the Council Ministers of Cuba, Interior Minister of France and Head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency offering condolences and assistance in relief operations. The Russian Government has received no requests of help so far.

A working group (round-the-clock) has been set up at the National Crisis Management Center to make preliminary calculations of humanitarian aid needed to the states suffering from the hurricane. The group is cooperating with Russian diplomatic missions and consulates in the affected countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry, international organizations, embassies of the affected countries in Russia, travel agencies, the Russian Federal Tourist Agency and Federal State Reserves Agency. Models of the worst-case scenarios are being made.