6:00 AM, Moscow time, 09.01.2018
Emergency Ministry’s managing bodies and forces of constant readiness are on high alert from 9 AM on 25 December 2017 to 9 AM on 10 January 2018 to ensure their readiness to respond to possible crisis situations and accidents during working days, weekends and holidays.
Over the past 24 hours, the forces oversaw more than 2,400 New Year and Orthodox Christmas festivities. No accidents were reported.
A total of more than 389,600 people and 93,250 units of equipment, including more than 61,000 people and 12,000 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in providing fire safety.
Emergency situations over past 24 hours
Traffic accident in Kemerovo Region
A car and a truck collided head on at kilometer marker 176 of the regional motorway linking Altai and Kuzbass in Guryevsk District, 40 km west of the town of Guryevsk at 8:02 PM on 8 January 2018.
According to All-Russian Disaster Medicine Center Zashchita, there are victims.
46 people and 15 units of equipment, including 18 people and 3 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were dispatched to deal with the accident.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 327 fires, including 261 of them in residential areas. 60 people have been affected, 37 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
There were no accidents.
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 197 times to respond totraffic accidents.
268 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 173 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 5 times. Psychological has been provided on 16 occasions.
Cyclone in Sakhalin Region
Ferry services between Vanino and Kholmsk in the Gulf of Tartary have been suspended from 11 PM on 8 January 2018 (all the ferries are in the port of Vanino) as a precaution due to bad weather and two sections of regional roads Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Uglegorsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Poronaisk have been temporarily closed for interurban buses since 4 AM on 9 January 2018.
There are no lines of vehicles. Traffic police posts are in place. Joint task forces are patrolling and checking dangerous sections of roads. Drives and the population are being informed. 4 mobile warming centers are ready to be deployed.
Closure of water gates of Saint Petersburg Dam
All water gates of the Saint Petersburg Flood Prevention Facility Complex were opened at 7:30 AM on 8 January 2018 as the weather got better.
Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities
Over the past 24 hours, there were power outages in Kirov Region, disruptions in heat supply in the town of Chenogorsk, Khakassia; the town of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the town of Cherepovets, Vologda Region; a disruption in cold water supply in the city of Krasnoyarsk.
The disruptions were addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.
Monitoring of air in Moscow and Moscow Region
Residents of the city of Moscow and towns in Moscow Region have been complaining about the smell of hydrogen sulfide since 8 December 2017.
Tests show that the source of the pollution is the Kuchino refuse dump (the town of Balashikha, Moscow Region) which is now being degassed. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose.
56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as task forces and mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor (federal consumer rights protection authority) are monitoring the air. No excesses of maximum permissible levels of pollutants were registered during the past 24 hours.
On 8 January, 5 complaints were received from residents of the city of Moscow and Moscow Region, each of which were attended to. The mobile labs ran some additional tests and found no excess of maximum permissible levels of pollutants.
A Mosecomonitoring’s station reported no excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, the weather will not have negative effect on environmental situation on 9 January.
The situation is under control.
The Emergency Ministry advises: If there is an unpleasant smell, one should avoid staying outside and limit the time of outdoor physical activity, try to not open windows, to do the cleaning with water at homes and offices, to use air conditioners and cleaners. People suffering from chronic lung problems should have medicines at hand. Children and pregnant women should avoid long walks especially along motorways. If one feels unwell, they should see a doctor.
If there is a strange smell, please call the help line of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Directorate 8(495) 637-22-22 or Moscow Region Directorate 8(498) 505-41-70.
Pursuant to the order of the RF Government of 15 November 2017, the Russian Emergency Ministry is delivering more than 495 tons of relief supplies (food and saw timber) 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 235 tons of relief supplies (food, construction materials, power stations and tents) to the Commonwealth of Dominica hit by a hurricane.