Summary of 12 October 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.10.2017

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Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 303 fires, including 206 fires in residential blocks. 111 people have been affected, 88 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

60 aircraft, including 53 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (861 flights, 3,845 discharges, 32 million 970 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 3,702 settlements.

There is no threat to settlements, businesses or infrastructure. 

More than 870 people and 260 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 5 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 329 times to respond totraffic accidents.

412 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 263 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 1 time. Psychological aid has been provided on 4 occasions.

Additional information

Flooding in Kaliningrad Region

14 yards and farmlands were flooded in 3 settlements of Zelenograd Urban District on 9 October 2017, owing to heavy rains. Some areas are flooded on a motorway in the settlement of Malinovka, adjacentr to the Trostyanka river, but it does not disturb the traffic. No houses were flooded.

Managing bodies and forces of the Kaliningrad Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and Emergency Ministry’s Kaliningrad Region Directorate are operating under the state of emergency. An operations center, task forces and airmobile team of the Kaliningrad Region Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services. Rescuers of the Kaliningrad SAR Unit, a branch of the Emergency Ministry’s Northwestern Regional SAR Unit, are involved. The population are being updated.

Water was continued to be pumped out from land reclamation channels and bank stabilization efforts were ongoing over the past 24 hours.

As of 6 AM, 12 October 2017: 6 yards remain flooded. Restoration is ongoing. The water is receding.

More than 300 people and 50 units of equipment, including 80 people and 15 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the flooding.

Monitoring of air in Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk Regions

Residents of the city of Yekaterinburg and the town of Pervouralsk, Sverdlovks Region, the towns of Chelyabinsk, Karabash, Korkino and Satka, Chelyabinsk Region complained on 10 October 2017 about strange smell in the air.

The Russian Emergency Ministry in conjunction with bodies authorities to control and protect the environment in Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk Regions dispatched 6 task forces and 4 mobile laboratories to check the information.

59 stationary environment control stations are working round the clock.

The weather forecast for 12 October 2017 will not affect the environmental situation.

The air is going to be continued to be monitored and the population are going to be kept updated on 12 October 2017.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were disruptions in cold water supply in the town of Syasstroi, Volkhov District, Leningrad Region and in the town of Chaikovsky, Perm Territory. The disruptions were promptly addressed to, normal functioning of the society was no disturbed.

Restoration of heat supply in the town of Nevyansk, Sverdlovsk Region is ongoing. A 460-meter-long part of a pipeline has to be replaced.

120 meters of the damage pipeline was removed and replaced by 22 meters of pipeline over the past 24 hours. The population are being updated.

Repairs and update are going to be continued on 12 October 2017.

Ash releases by Karymsky volcano in Kamchatka Territory

Karymsky volcano in Yelizovo District released ash to a height of up to 2,000 meters at 2:00 AM, 12 October 2017.

The ash cloud spread up to 100 km to the east of the volcano. There are no settlements on the path of the ash cloud. Air services were not disrupted. No tourist groups were registered around the volcanoes.

Humanitarian assistance to Cuba

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.