Summary of 04 October 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 04.10.2017

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Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 319 fires, including 231 fires in residential blocks. 37 people have been affected, 26 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

65 aircraft, including 54 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (849 flights, 3,776 discharges, 32 million 231 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 3,696 settlements.

More than 880 people and 250 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 66 explosive devices, including 4 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

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

344 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 200 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 9 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 20 occasions.

Additional information

Derailment in Krasnoyarsk Territory

4 cars loaded with coal lost tracks and capsized at 11 PM, 3 September 2017, in Achinsk District, 3 km west of Achinsk-1 station at Transsiberian railway.

Nobody was hurt, the contact network was no damaged. 5 passenger trains were delayed for up to 5 hours. The passengers were provided with everything necessary with special care being taken about senior citizens and passengers with children.

The repairs were finished at 5:30 AM, 4 September 2017.

More than 160 people and 10 units of equipment (with 3 restoration trains among them), including 19 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.

Obstruction of traffic on M5 Ural federal motorway in Chelyabinsk Region

Obstruction of traffic happened in Katav-Ivanovsk District on an ascent on M5 Ural federal motorway between kilometer markers 1,646 and 1,650 between 9 PM 3 September and 1 AM 4 September 2017, owing to unfavorable weather (ice conditions and snowfall).

Managing bodies and forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Chelyabinsk Region Directorate were put on high alert. Emergency Ministry’s task forces are working, 3 permanent and 1 mobile warming and catering centers were set up, traffic police posts are in place and officers are patrolling the section of the motorway, there is a bypass (27 km).

The team of the Emergency Ministry’s Ural Training and Rescue Center helped to tow 25 vehicles (17 trucks and 8 cars).

The population and drivers are being kept informed including via long-distance drivers’ network and text-messages from cell communication providers.

As of 6 AM, 4 September 2017: there is no line of vehicles.

All necessary preventive measures were planned and are being taken to minimize the impact.

More than 120 people and 60 units of equipment, including 56 people and 15 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the situation.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were disruptions in heat supply in Amur Region, in gas supply in Dagestan and a power outage in Leningrad Region.

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

Restoration of power in Sakhalin Region and Khabarovsk Territory was finished, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.

Release of ash by volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Karymsky volcano in Yelizovo District, Kamchatka Territory released ash at 12:23 AM on 4 October 2017 to a height of up to 5,000 meters.

The cloud of ash spread over 20 km north-east of the volcano. There are no settlements on the way of the ash cloud. No tourist groups are registered around the volcano.

Humanitarian assistance to Cuba hit by hurricane Irma

Following the order of the Russian Government of 21 September 2017, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations in conjunction with the Russian Federal State Reserves Agency has arranged a delivery of up to 1,200 tons of relief supplies (construction materials, power lines, power cables, power generators, food) by sea to Cuba.

Emergency situations abroad

Traffic accident in Turkey

A passenger bus overturned in Bahcesehir District in Istanbul, Turkey On 3 October 2017. Several Russian citizens got injured. All of them received on-site medical aid and them went back to their hotels.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Situation Center, Rosturizm (Federal Tourism Agency) and Association of Russian Travel Agencies, there are no Russian citizens in Turkey who need help.