Summary of 05 February 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 05.02.2018

Cyclone in Central Russia

A cyclone bringing snowfalls, sleet 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 since 3 February 2018.

Power outages occurred in 835 settlements in 61 municipalities in Bryansk, Vladimir, Kaluga, Moscow, Smolensk and Tula Regions.

Power outages occurred in 147 settlements in 16 municipalities in Bryansk Region;

Power outages occurred in 88 settlements in 7 municipalities in Vladimir Region;

Power outages occurred in 130 settlements in 7 municipalities in Kaluga Region;

In Moscow Region:

Power outages occurred in 270 settlements in 20 municipalities;

4 commuter trains were cancelled, 7 commuter and 6 ling-distance trains were delayed (for no more than an hour) in 4 directions due to trees overhanding a contact line. Repairs were finished at 12:00 PM on 4 February 2018, railway services operate normally;

Power outages occurred in 138 settlements in 6 municipalities in Smolensk Region;

Power outages occurred in 62 settlements in 5 municipalities in Tula Region;

In the city of Moscow:

More than 2,000 trees were toppled damaging over 10 vehicles. A tree fell on a tram in Izmailovo District, tram services were resumed, additional buses were touring while the restoration went on. 2 trees fell on tracks on open metro stations of Filyovskaya line. Metro trains were delayed for up to 25 minutes.

22 flights were delayed by airlines and 103 more were delayed in Moscow airports. The passengers were provided with everything necessary and kept informed by carriers in accordance with the Federal Aviation Code. Train and bus travel was not disrupted.

The National Crisis Management Center is cooperating with emergency operations centers of federal executive authorities, while joint emergency operations centers in regions are operating involving officials from all concerned executive authorities, territorial bodies of federal executive authorities and local governments. Regional disaster management and fire safety commissions held meetings.

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, Leader Center for high-risk rescue operations, Tsentrospas and Ruza Control Unit Center are on high alert.

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. More than 230 vehicles with more than 780 people inside have been pulled out from snowdrifts. 33 mobile and 1,700 stationary warming centers have been deployed. More than 69,000 people and over 27,000 units of equipment, including airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates, Noginsk and Tula Rescue Centers, Leader Center, students of the Civil Defense Academy and Ivanovo Fire and Rescue Academy are clearing roads. 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 6 AM on 5 February 2018:

Power was restored in Smolensk, Bryansk and Tula Regions;

137 settlements remain without power in 8 municipalities in 3 regions (Moscow, Vladimir and Kaluga Regions).

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone is going to continue affecting central Russia and Volga area on 5 February. 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 362 fires, including 287 of them in residential areas. 68 people have been affected, 48 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 1 accident.

1 person was affected.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 225 times to respond totraffic accidents.

309 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 206 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 4 occasions.