Summary of 02 December 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 02.12.2017

Cyclone in Central and Northwestern parts of Russia

A cyclone has been bringing in heavy precipitations (rains and slush), wind gusts up to 10 m/s in 2 constituent entities of Russia (Tula and Vologda Regions) since 1 December 2017, leaving 5 municipalities, 104 settlements (over 2,750 houses and 8 social facilities) without power supply.

Power outages occurred in 3 districts, 32 settlements in Tula Region.

Power outages occurred in 2 districts, 72 settlements in in Vologda Region.

Airports of Moscow are working in accordance with current weather, the airlines companies delayed over 100 flights (up to 3-hour delays) to treat the planes with deicers, there are no cancelled flights. The airline companies inform and provide passengers with everything necessary in accordance with federal aircraft requirements. Railroad and motorway traffic were not restricted.

Task groups and Emergency Response Centers of Emergencies Ministry’s Directorates are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergencies services. All the necessary preventive measures are being taken, forecasts were provided to the local governments.

The population are being informed about repair operations, what to do in the current situation via TV and radio channels, OKSION terminals, SMS-messages sent by cell providers, as well as long-haul drivers’ radio.

Managing bodies and personnel of the Emergencies Ministry’s Directorates and SSDMS subsystems are set to high alert in accordance with the forecasts.

According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia Forecasting and Monitoring Center, the cyclone will continue influencing Central and Northwestern parts of Russia on 2 December 2017, shifting towards eastwards.

Over 28,260 people and 6,380 units of equipment, including over 2,500 people and 650 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry are dealing with the cyclone.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 368 fires, including 269 fires in residential blocks. 99 people have been affected, 73 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.

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 3 accidents on waterways.

3 people was affected, 1 person was saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 38 explosive devices, including 2 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 251 times to respond totraffic accidents.

320 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 189 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 6 times. Psychological has been provided on 15 occasions.

Additional information

Medical evacuation from Chechnya and Rostov Region

Krasnoyarsk Territory

Following a request of the Russian Healthcare Ministry of 30 November 2017, an Emergency Ministry’s Sukhoi Superjet-100 carried out a medical evacuation of 4 seriously ill children from the cities of Rostov-on-Don and Grozny to hospitals of Moscow and Saint Petersburg on 1 December 2017. The patients did not get worse during the flight.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there were disruptions in heat supply in the town of Krasnoyarsk, Ulan-Ude, Leninsk-Kuzentsky in Kemerovo Region, Nalchik and the settlement of Novonezhino, Shkotovsky District, Maritime Territory.

 The disruptions were addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed, except for the disruption in the settlement of Novonezhino, Shkotovsky District, Maritime Territory, repairs are ongoing.

Humanitarian assistance


Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering relief supplies to the Philippines.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 23 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering relief supplies to the Commonwealth of Dominica.