6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.02.2018
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 more than 35,200 houses in 847 settlements in 63 municipalities in Bryansk, Vladimir, Kaluga, Moscow, Smolensk and Tula Regions.
Power outages occurred in more than 3,400 houses and 85 social facilities in 147 settlements in 16 municipalities in Bryansk Region;
Power outages occurred in more than 4,600 houses in 88 settlements in 7 municipalities in Vladimir Region;
Power outages occurred in more than 5,500 houses in 130 settlements in 7 municipalities in Kaluga Region;
In Moscow Region:
Power outages occurred in more than 18,300 houses in 282 settlements in 22 municipalities;
4 commuter trains were cancelled, 8 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 456 houses in 138 settlements in 6 municipalities in Smolensk Region;
Power outages occurred in 2,877 houses and 6 social facilities 62 settlements in 5 municipalities in Tula Region;
In the city of Moscow:
More than 2,000 trees were toppled damaging over 210 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.
A cyclone bringing snowfalls, sleet and high winds of up to 20 m/s has been affecting 4 regions (Tatarstan, Saratov, Penza and Ulyanovsk Regions) in Volga area since 5 February 2018.
Power outages occurred in more than 23,770 houses in 151 settlements in 27 municipalities in Bryansk, Vladimir, Kaluga, Moscow, Smolensk and Tula Regions.
Power outages occurred in more than 5,490 houses and 20 social facilities in 72 settlements in 11 municipalities and roof was damaged on maternity hospital of the Kukmor Central Hospital (was repaired at 2 PM on 5 February);
Roads were closed for buses and trucks until further notice;
Power outages occurred in more than 7,780 houses and 13 social facilities in 7 settlements in 1 municipality in Saratov Region;
Power outages occurred in more than 9,080 houses and 97 social facilities in 63 settlements in 10 municipalities in Penza Region;
Power outages occurred in more than 1,410 houses and 5 social facilities in 9 settlements in 5 municipalities in Ulyanovsk Region.
3 flights were cancelled and 15 more were delayed in airports of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Chuvashia. The passengers were provided with everything necessary and kept informed by carriers in accordance with the Federal Aviation Code.
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. Decisions were made to declare high alert for 14 regions (Mari-El, Chuvashia, Orenburg, Penza, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Vladimir, Tver, Oryol, Belgorod, Lipetsk, Yaroslavl, Voronezh and Tambov Regions), for 97 sections of territorial subsystems of the Single State Disaster Management System in 11 regions (Mordovia, Udmurtia, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Tula, Bryansk, Ivanovo, Kursk, Smolensk and Kaluga Regions), for Emergency Ministry’s directorates in regions of central Russia and Volga area, Noginsk and Tula Rescue Centers, Leader Center, Tsentrospas and Ruza Control Unit Center.
Task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates, restoration and complex brigades are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.
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. 285 joint task forces and traffic police crews supported by more than 370 haulage trucks of road services are on duty. More than 230 vehicles have been pulled out from snowdrifts. 38 mobile, 4 movable and 1,900 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.
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 6 February 2018:
Power was fully restored in all regions of central Russia and Volga area, train and car trave are not disrupted, there are no cancelled or delayed flights.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone is going to continue affecting Volga area on 6 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.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 322 fires, including 241 of them in residential areas. 114 people have been affected, 97 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 found and defused 1 explosive device.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 221 times to respond totraffic accidents.
247 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 161 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. Telephone hotline received 14 calls.