Summary of 13 September 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 13.09.2017

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Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 257 fires, including 186 fires in residential blocks. 62 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

69 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 3,679 settlements (2 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.

Accidents on waterways

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

6 people have been affected.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 323 explosive devices, including 2 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 299 times to respond totraffic accidents.

400 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 256 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 8 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 56 occasions.

Additional information

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there was a disruption in gas supply in Nazran District, Ingushetia.

The disruption was addressed to promptly, normal functioning of the society was 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 4.5 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 Russian tourists have been reported injured. 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.

According to a forecast, Irma is going to continue moving to the northwest deeper into the mainland. On 12 September, the hurricane weakened into a tropical storm and since then has been affecting 8 states of the USA (Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas) bringing in rains and wind.

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 damage assessment commission set up by the Cuban Government continues working and the Government plans to request assistance from the Russian Government.

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.