6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.01.2018
Emergency situations over past 24 hours
Traffic accident in Novosibirsk Region
A two-car traffic accident happened at 7:20 AM on 11 January 2018 at kilometer marker 111 of the R256 Chuisky Highway, 2 kilometers north of the settlement of Privolny, Cherepanovo District. There are victims.
90 people and 22 units of equipment, including 40 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.
Traffic accident in Tambov Region
A traffic accident involving a car and a truck happened at 1:15 AM on 12 January 2018, at kilometer marker 81 of the R209 federal highway linking Tambov and Penza, a kilometer southeast of the settlement of Repyovka, Kirsanov District. There are victims.
24 people and 9 units of equipment, including 8 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 277 fires, including 214 of them in residential areas. 55 people have been affected, 32 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 bodies of water
Rescue divisions responded to 2 accidents.
4 people were saved.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 34 explosive devices.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 194 times to respond totraffic accidents.
252 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 134 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 been dispatched to the facilities twice.
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 3 occasions.
Falling of trucks through ice in Irkutsk Region
A truck crane and a petrol tanker fell through ice in the Lena River in Kirensk District at 8 PM on 10 January 2018, 30 off bank, outside an ice road. Nobody was hurt.
Specialists of the Irkutsk SAR Service with diving equipment, oil spill control kit, 400 kilos of sorbate and 300 meters of slick bars took off from Irkutsk at 12:30 PM on 11 January 2018.
39 people and 12 units of equipment, including 8 people and 2 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the incident.
Rescue of children in Gulf of Finland in Saint Petersburg
An ice floe with 3 children on it broken off 10 meters off shore in the Gulf of Finland near Tsitadelskoye Highway in Kronstadt District at 6:55 PM on 11 January 2018.
Rescuers of the Northwestern SAR Unit delivered the children back to the shore on 3 Khibus hovercrafts at 7:25 PM. Nobody was hurt, the children needed no medical care.
19 people and 6 units of equipment, with 2 hovercrafts among them. Including 13 people and 4 units of equipment, with 2 hovercrafts among them, were involved in the rescue operation.
Low temperature of heating in Saint Petersburg
A heating main broke at 12 PM on 11 January 2018, in Sedov Street in Nevsky District.
124 buildings, including 102 houses, 9 day-care centers, 2 schools and 10 other buildings, are now receiving heating of lower temperature for the period of repairs.
Task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Saint Petersburg Directorate were working at the scene in cooperation with representatives of the Nevsky District administration and city’s emergency services. Brigades of Saint Petersburg Heating and Power Company were dispatched to the scene.
The population were informed on progress of the repairs via OKSION terminals. The repairs were finished at 11:45 PM on 11 January 2018. The heating supply system operates normally.
22 people and 5 units of equipment, including 4 people and 1 unit of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.
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 has been degassed since 4 December 2017. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose (112 in all are planned to be drilled). Gas from those wells is diverted by a piping system and is burnt by a torch.
56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as 23 task forces and 11 mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor (federal consumer rights protection authority) are monitoring the air round the clock with a 20-minute measuring period.
Over the past 24 hours, Mosecomonitoring’s stations reported some minor excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump. 105 complaints were received.
As of 6 AM on 12 January 2018, the mobile labs found no excess of maximum permissible levels of pollutants.
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.
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 12 January.
426 people and 123 units of equipment, including 158 people and 34 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in the operations.
Cyclone in Moscow Region and city of Moscow
A cyclone bringing snowfalls, icy conditions and winds of up to 10 m/s has been affecting Moscow Region and the city of Moscow since 11 January 2018.
Moscow airports operate normally, but airlines cancelled over 40 flights on 11 January. The passengers were provided with everything necessary by carriers in accordance with the Federal Aviation Code. The passengers are being kept updated by airport and airlines dispatcher services.
Railway and bus travel were not disrupted. Joint task forces and traffic police teams were dispatched. More than 5,800 people and 3,600 units of equipment were clearing roads.
The population were informed via IKSION terminals, TV channels and radio, as well as text messages.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone is going to continue affecting Moscow Region and the city of Moscow on 12 January. All necessary measures are being taken to minimize the impact.
Closure of roads in Altai Territory and Novosibirsk Region
The K-08 Krutikha – Pankrushikha – Khabary – Slavgorod and K-02 Barnaul – Kamen-on-Ob – border with Novosibirsk Region in Altai Territory were closed for passenger vehicles and heavy trucks between 5:30 PM on 11 January 2018 and 12:30 AM on 12 January 2018, sections of federal highways the R255 Sibir between kilometer markers 41 and 149, R254 irtysh between kilometer markers 0 and 70 and R256 Chuisky Highway between kilometer markers 0 and 135, regional highway the K17R Novosibirsk – Karasuk, K-19R Novosibirsk – Leninsk-Kuznetsky in Novosibirsk Region were closed for passenger interurban vehicles between 6 PM on 11 January and 3 AM on 12 January 2018 due to a cyclone.
As of 6 AM on 12 January 2018, all federal and regional motorways are open for all kinds of vehicles in all directions.
The roads are being cleared and the population are being informed. There are no lines of passengers on bus stops or traffic jams.
5 task forces of the Emergency Ministry, as well as 22 mobile posts of traffic police and 30 emergency medical teams are working to control the situation andprovide people with necessary aid.
655 people and 485 units off equipment, including 15 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in clearing the roads.
Situation on Military Georgian Motorway
The North Ossetia-Alania Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission closed the section of the Military Georgian Motorway between the town of Vladikavkaz and the settlement of Lars since 5:20 on 11 January 2018 for heavy haulers and for all kinds of vehicles since midnight on 12 January 2018 and until further notice due to bad weather in Georgia.
Task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s North Ossetia-Alania Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services.
A mobile warming center has been deployed, while 2 stationary ones are working near the checkpoint in the settlement of Verkhny Lars. All necessary services are being provided, drivers and the population are kept informed.
As of 6 AM on 12 January 2018, 57 trucks and 12 cars remain at the Verkhny Lars checkpoint.
Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities
Over the past 24 hours, there were disruptions in gas supply in the town of Khasavyurt, Dagestan, in water supply in the town of Samara, in heat supply in the town of Novosibirsk and the town of Budyonnovsk, Stavropol Territory, a power outage in the city of Kaliningrad.
The disruptions were addressed to without delay, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.
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.