6:00 AM, Moscow time, 05.12.2017
Cyclone in Central and Volga areas of Russia
A cyclone (heavy rains and sleet, wind up to 15 m/s) has been affecting Central and Volga areas of Russia since 3 December 2017. 4 municipal districts, 45 settlements, over 1,040 houses and 5 social facilities remain without power in Penza and Tambov Regions.
In Penza Region: power was knocked out in 12 settlements in 2 districts.
In Tambov Region: power was knocked out in 33 settlements (more than 890 houses, 5 social facilities) in 2 districts.
Moscow airports operate in accordance with the current weather. Passengers are being informed and provided with everything necessary by carriers in accordance with the federal aviation rules. Railway and motor transportation systems operate normally.
Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s regional directorates, repair and integrated brigades are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.
The people are being informed on safe conduct via TV channels and radio, OKSION terminals, text-messages and long-distance drivers’ radio channels. All necessary measures to minimize the impact of the cyclone are being taken, the forecast was provided to local governments without delay.
As of 6 AM on 5 December 2017: power was restored in Tambov Region, 250 houses remain without power in 8 settlements in Penza Region. Moscow airports operate normally.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, on 5 December the cyclone is going to remain in Volga area bringing sleet and wind up to 15 m/s.
More than 300 people and 70 units of equipment, including 40 people and 10 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Emergency situations over past 24 hours
Gas explosion in Irkutsk Region
A gas tank exploded but not caught fire during repairs at a flat on the first floor of a five-floor block of flats at No 44 Khalturina Street, in the town of Ust-Kut at 6:52 AM on 3 December 2017. There are victims.
The explosion took down 80 sq. meters of 4 plates between the first and second floors, damaged stairs all the way up to the fourth floor and knocked out 6 windows.
Emergency Ministry’s fire and rescue crews and other emergency services arrived immediately to the site and started SAR operations.
Residents of three sections of the house (115 people) were evacuated. There is a temporary shelter at the Parus Hotel (150 beds).
SAR operations were finished at 11:10 AM on 3 December 2017.
The house was connected to all essential services. Residents of 5 sections of the house returned to their flats, while residents of the damaged 2nd sections went to stay with their friends and relatives.
Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Irkutsk Region Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services. An interagency task force and rescuers of the Irkutsk Region Emergency Service were transported to the scene by an Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter from Irkutsk. The airmobile team of the Emergency Ministry’s Irkutsk Region Directorate was put on standby. Management bodies and forces of Ust-Kutsk town section of the Irkutsk Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the Irkutsk Region Directorate were operating under the state of emergency.
The tenants are getting general assistance, medical and psychological aid. The house is under guard 24 hours a day and was cordoned off. The people are kept updated on the measures taken and the current situation.
Over the past 24 hours: The Irkutsk Region Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission held an onsite meeting to pick a contractor for examining the building and providing all-round assistance to the tenants.
Operations planned for 5 December 2017: specialists of the Emergency Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Territory Directorate with mobile diagnostic complex Struna are going to depart by train from Krasnoyarsk.
214 people and 32 units of equipment, including 67 people and 14 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Emergency situations under control
Gas explosion in Orenburg Region
A gas explosion followed by a fire happened at 11:44 AM on 2 December 2017 in a flat on the fourth floor of a block of flats at Molodyozhnaya Street No 5, in the settlement of Novorudny, Novotroitsk Urban District. One person was killed.
No constructions collapsed, the external plates between the 3rd and 5th sections of the house shifted and cracked, 18 windows were knocked out.
The fire was put out at an area of 5 sq. meters at 12 PM on 2 December 2017.
Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Orenburg Region Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services. Management bodies and forces of the Orenburg Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the Orenburg Region Directorate are operating under the state of emergency.
The house was connected to all essential services, except gas supply at the affected section. Tenants of 4 sections and 10 flats of the 6th section returned to their flats. Tenants of the affected section No 5 and 5 adjacent flats in the 6th section have restricted access to their flats, 3 of them are staying in a municipal dormitory, others went to stay with their friends and relatives.
Over the past 24 hours: a specialized organization continued to make a detailed report on the building’s structural soundness.
Operations planned for 5 December 2017: the tenants are going to get all-round assistance and the people are going to be kept updated on the measures taken.
95 people and 26 units of equipment, including more than 32 people and 7 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 349 fires, including 259 fires in residential blocks. 56 people have been affected, 43 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.
4 people were affected, 1 of them was saved.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 1 explosive device.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 242 times to respond totraffic accidents.
324 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 199 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 has been 1 accident 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 3 times. Psychological has been provided on 6 occasions.
Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities
Over the past 24 hours, there were disruptions in heat supply in the city of Krasnodar, the town of Tver and a disruption in gas supply in Tsivilsk District, Chuvashia.
The disruption was addressed to in Krasnodar, while repairs are ongoing in Tver and Chuvashia.
Situation at motorways in Russia
Temporary traffic restrictions for passenger buses and trucks was declared at R258 Baikal federal highway (between kilometer marks 681 and 702) in Transbaikalian Territory (snowfalls and slippery coat of snow on the roads) since 3 PM on 4 December and at R257 Yenisei federal highway (between kilometer marks 15 and 85) in Krasnoyarsk Territory (snowfalls) since 3 PM on 4 December 2017 and until further notice as a precaution due to bad weather.
There are no lines of vehicles. Traffic police posts are in place and joint task forces are working. Road services are clearing roads. The drivers and population are being informed.
As of 6 AM on 5 December 2017, there are no restrictions.
134 people and 41 units of equipment, including 31 people and 8 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Ash release by volcanoes in Kamchatka Territory
Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District, Kamchatka Territory released ash to a height of up to 9,000 meters at 12:00 AM on 5 December 2017.
The ash cloud spread 10 km to the northeast. No ash falls were reported in settlements. No tourist groups were registered around the volcanoes.
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.