6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.12.2017
Cyclone in Samara Region
3 settlements in 2 municipalities in Samara Region remain without power due to a cyclone (heavy rains and sleet, wind up to 12 m/s) that hit the region on 5 December 2017. Traffic jams were registered at 6 ascending sections of roads.
Temporary traffic restriction for trucks has been declared in Samara Region at a section of M5 Ural federal highway between kilometer markers 880 and 960 (Syzran - Zhigulyovsk) since 2 AM on 6 December 2017 for safety reasons and to clear the road.
The road is being cleared and defrosted now, there are traffic police posts, joint task forces are patrolling and checking the roads, the population and drivers are kept updated, there are stationary warming centers.
Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Samara Region Directorate, repair brigades and road services are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services. Management bodies and forces of the Samara Region Directorate are on high alert.
The people are being informed on the progress of relief operations and safe conduct via TV channels and radio, OKSION terminals, text-messages and long-distance drivers’ radio channels.
As of 6 AM on 6 December 2017: power was fully restored, trucks are lining up at the section of a road between Perevoloki and Pecherskoye (12 km). Reverse traffic scheme is on.
More than 175 people and 59 units of equipment, including over 127 people and 30 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Emergency situations over past 24 hours
Helicopter crash in Stavropol Territory
A Robinson R44 helicopter crashed at 1:10 Pm on 5 December 2017 5 km northeast of the settlement of Dubovaya Balka, Andropovsky District. There are victims, but no victims or damages on the ground/
93 people and 18 units of equipment, including 39 people and 7 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the crash.
Emergency situations under control
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 parts of plates between the first and second floors, damaged stairs all the way up to the fourth floor and knocked out several windows. The house was connected to all essential services.
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:
Work was continued to remove debris, a commission went on assessing the damage and paying compensations, the tenants got assistance;
Specialists of the Emergency Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Territory Directorate with a modernized mobile diagnostic complex Struna arrived in Ust-Kut and started checking the building’s structural soundness.
Operations planned for 6 December 2017: the building is going to be examined using Struna complex, the tenants are going to get help.
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.
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 house was connected to all essential services, except gas supply at the affected section.
Over the past 24 hours:
a specialized organization finished a detailed report on the building’s structural soundness, the tenants got help, the population were kept informed on the measures taken.
Operations planned for 6 December 2017: the contractor is going to draft project documentation and relief operations plan, 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 323 fires, including 219 fires in residential blocks. 75 people have been affected, 57 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 2 accidents on waterways.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 110 explosive devices, including 9 aerial bombs.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 284 times to respond totraffic accidents.
335 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 222 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 3 times. Psychological has been provided on 10 occasions.
Gas explosion in Kabardino-Balkaria
A gas explosion not followed by a fire happened at 9:30 PM on 5 December 2017 in a flat on the fifth floor of a block of flats in Kadyrov Street in the town of Nalchik. There are victims.
No bearing structures were damaged, several windows were knocked out. The tenants are receiving help, the population are kept updated on the measures taken and the current situation.
The Nalchik Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission is going to hold a meeting on 6 December 2017 to discuss additional examination of the house.
31 people and 9 units of equipment, including 18 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the explosion.
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 Penza and a disruption in cold water supply in the town of Gukovo, Rostov Region.
The disruption in heat supply in Penza was addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed, while repairs are underway in Rostov Region.
Situation at motorways in Russia
Temporary traffic restrictions for passenger buses and trucks was declared at R258 Baikal federal highway (between kilometer marks 700 and 702) in Transbaikalian Territory (snowfalls and slippery coat of snow on the roads) from 10:30 AM on 5 December to 1:30 AM on 6 December and at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Uglegorsk regional highway in Sakhalin Region (blizzard, wind gusting up to 22 m/s) as a precaution due to bad weather and to clear the roads.
There are no lines of vehicles. The roads were cleared, traffic police posts were put in place and joint task forces were working to patrol and check the roads. The drivers and population are being informed. Mobile and stationary warming centers were deployed.
359 people and 122 units of equipment, including 227 people and 48 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Closure of ferry crossing in Sakhalin Region
Ferry services were suspended between the ports of Vanino and kholmsk from 12 AM to 6 AM on 6 December as a precaution due to bad weather. The people were kept informed.
Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 490 tons of 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 more than 230 tons of relief supplies (food, construction materials, power stations and tents) to the Commonwealth of Dominica hit by a hurricane.