Summary of 08 February 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 08.02.2018

Cyclone in Central Russia

A cyclone bringing snowfalls (between 14 and 40 mm), sleet and high winds of up to 20 m/s affected 13 regions (Bryansk, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kostroma, Lipetsk, Moscow, Oryol, Ryazan, Tambov, Tula, Yaroslavl Regions and the city of Moscow) in Central Russia and 4 regions (Tatarstan, Saratov, Penza and Ulyanovsk Regions) in Volga area from 3 to 6 February 2018. There are victims.

Power outages occurred in more than 58,970 houses and 226 social facilities in 998 settlements in 90 municipalities in in 10 regions. 639 brigades (2,250 people and 689 units of special equipment) were dealing with the power outages. Power was fully restored.

In Moscow, more than 2,000 trees were toppled and damaged over 210 vehicles. Roof was damaged on maternity hospital of the Kukmor Central Hospital in Tatarstan (it was repaired).

Several flights were cancelled and delayed at airports in Moscow, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Chuvashia. The passengers were provided with everything necessary and kept informed by carriers in accordance with the Federal Aviation Code. Roads in Tatarstan were closed for passenger buses and trucks.

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.

Efforts were 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 were on duty. More than 230 vehicles with more than 780 people inside were pulled out from snowdrifts. 38 mobile, 4 movable and 1,900 stationary warming centers were 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 cleared roads. There were 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 8 February 2018: normal functioning of the society is not disrupted, railway and car travel is not disrupted, no flights were delayed or cancelled. 128 joint task forces and traffic police crews and over 60 haulage trucks of road services are on duty. 9 mobile and more than 1,900 stationary warming stations were deployed.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone has stopped affecting Russia.

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 282 fires, including 205 of them in residential areas. 57 people have been affected, 40 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.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 5 explosive devices, including 2 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 236 times to respond totraffic accidents.

270 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 174 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 once.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 7 times. Psychological has been provided on 46 occasions.