Summary of 04 February 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 04.02.2018

Cyclone in Central Russia and Volga area

A cyclone bringing snowfalls and high winds of up to 20 m/s has been affecting 13 regions (Bryansk, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kostroma, Lipetsk, Moscow, Oryol, Ryazan, Tambov, Tula, Yaroslavl Regions and the city of Moscow) in Central Russia area since03 February 2018.

Power outages occurred in 6 municipal districts in Moscow, Kaluga and Vladimir Regions. Several trees got uprooted in Moscow Region. Nobody was hurt.

Flights were cancelled and delayed in Moscow Airports. Passengers are being provided with everything necessary and information by airline companies in accordance with the Federal Aircraft Regulations. Railway and bus travel is not disrupted.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates, restoration and complex brigades are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services. Managing bodies and forces of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates in regions of Central Russian and Volga Area, Noginsk and Tula Rescue Centers, The Leader Center for High Risk Rescue Operations and Ruza Logistics Centers are on high alert.

The roads are being cleared. Efforts have been intensified to check and close federal, regional and local motorways without delay with special attention being paid to readiness of warming centers. 250 joint task forces and traffic police crews supported by more than 370 haulage trucks of road services are on duty. 33 movable and more than  1,700 stationary warming centers have been deployed. There are no traffic jams.

There have been no accidents at critical or social infrastructure.

The population are kept informed via TV and radio channels, OKSION terminals and the Moscow Traffic Center, text messages and radio stations of long-distance truck drivers.

As of 06:00 AM, 04 February 2018:

Power supply was fully restored in Kaluga Region, while in Moscow and Vladimir Region 29 settlements in 5 municipal districts are remaining without power supply.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone is going to continue affecting central Russia on 4 February, rendering the most influence on Moscow and Moscow Region. All necessary steps are being taken to minimize the impact of the cyclone.

More than 115 thousand people and more than 43 thousand units of equipment, including over 26,000 people and over 3.000 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the cyclone.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 333 fires, including 260 of them in residential areas. 75 people have been affected, 56 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.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 22 explosive devices, including 16 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 208 times to respond totraffic accidents.

283 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 182 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 4 times. Psychological has been provided on 8 occasions.