Summary of 03 December 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 02.12.2017

Emergency situations over the past 24 hours

Gas explosion in Orenburg Region

A gas explosion, followed by a fire, happened in an apartment on the 4th storey of a 5-storey, 6-block, panel house with gas supply, located at 5 Molodyozhnaya Street, the settlement of Novorudny, Novo-Troitsk District at 11:44 AM, 02 December 2017. There are 90 apartments in the house. There is an injured.

None of the structures collapsed in the explosion, outer panels cracked and shifted, windows got shattered. 15 apartments were damaged.

Fire on 5 square meters of area was taken out at 12:00 PM, 2 December 2017.

Residents of the house were evacuated, 4 temporary shelters were deployed. 3 people are staying at the shelter, the rest are staying at their relatives’ and friends’.

Task groups and Emergency Response Center of the Emergencies Ministry’s Orenburg Region Directorate were deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services. Managing bodies and personnel of the Orenburg Region SSDMS sub-system and Orenburg Region Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry are set to Emergency Situation mode of operation.

Meeting of the Emergency Response and Fire Safety Commission, headed by the Governor of Orenburg Region, was held to decide on involvement of specialized organizations to examine the house. The house is connected to communal services, except the damaged block. Comprehensive aid, medical and psychological aid are being provided, the house is being guarded round-the-clock and was cordoned-off. The population is being informed about measures taken and the situation.

Activities planned for 03 December 2017: the house is going to be examined by specialized organization, comprehensive aid is going to be provided to the residents.

Over 410 people and 90 units of equipment, including 160 people and 30 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry are dealing with the accident.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 392 fires, including 301 fires in residential blocks. 98 people have been affected, 69 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.

Fire in Orenburg Region

A fire on 1,500 square meters of area, followed by collapse of 300 square meters of roofing, happed in a one-storey mall located at 75 Pobedy Prospekt, Orenburg at 01:03 PM, 2 December 2017. Nobody was hurt, 45 people were evacuated. Fire was taken under control at 03:00 PM, 2 December 2017 and taken out at 10:35 PM.

The Orenburg Region Ecological Service’s lab worked on the scene to monitor contaminants in atmospheric air. No contaminants were detected in the air.

Over 120 people and 40 units of equipment, including 76 people and 19 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry were dealing with the accident.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 2 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 284 times to respond totraffic accidents.

340 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 221 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 6 times. Psychological has been provided on 29 occasions.

Additional information

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.

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

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. All the necessary preventive measures are being taken, forecasts were provided to the local governments.

As of 06:00 AM, 3 December 2017: power supply was fully restored. Airports of Moscow are operating in normal mode, there are no delayed flights.

Over 28,260 people and 6,380 units of equipment, including over 2,500 people and 670 units of equipment provided by the Emergencies Ministry are dealing with the cyclone.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours, there were disruptions in heat supply in the Yekaterinburg and power supply in Kalmanka District, Altai Territory.

Restoration of heat supply in the settlement of Novonezhino, Shkotovsky District, Maritime Territory was taken under control.

The disruptions were addressed to without delay, repair operations were finished.

Humanitarian assistance


Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering over 490 tons relief supplies (foodstuffs and lumber) to the Philippines.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 23 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering over 230 tons relief supplies (foodstuffs, building materials, power generators and tents) to the Commonwealth of Dominica.