6:00 AM, Moscow time, 05.03.2018
Cold weather in central and Volga areas of Russia
A cyclone bringing snowfalls and winds of up to 15 m/s has been hitting 16 regions (Belgorod, Bryansk, Vladimir, Voronezh, Kaluga, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Oryol, Ryazan. Smolensk, Tambov, Tver, Tula, Nizhny Novgorod Regions and the city of Moscow) in Central and Volga areas of Russia since 4 March 2018.
The roads are being cleared and deiced. 119 joint task forces and traffic police crews are on duty. 11 mobile and more than 530 stationary warming centers have been deployed, while 69 mobile and 129 movable ones are on standby.
Emergency operations centers of the Emergency Ministry’s Bryansk, Kursk, Lipetsk, Oryol, Smolensk and Nizhny Novgorod Regions Directorates are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services. Managing bodies and forces of 61 sections of Belgorod, Kursk and Nizhny Novgorod Regions territorial subsystems of the Single State Disaster Management System and Emergency Ministry’s Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Belgorod, Bryansk, Vladimir, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kursk, Lipetsk, Oryol, Smolensk, Tula and Tambov Regions Directorates are on high alert. Management bodies and forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate are operating under the state of emergency.
There are no lines of vehicles, train and bus services were not disrupted. Moscow airports are operating normally, while airlines have cancelled 28 flights, some flights have been delayed for up to an hour due to deicing aircrafts and clearing runways.
There have been no accidents at critical and social infrastructure.
The population are being kept informed about safe conduct in the situation via TV and radio channels, OKSION terminals and Moscow Traffic Center, text messages and radio of long-distance truck drivers.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone will continue affecting central and Volga areas of Russia on 5 March 2018. All measures necessary to minimize the impact of the cyclone have been planned and are being taken.
More than 21,380 people and 10,270 units of equipment including more than 680 people and 240 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are on standby.
Cyclone in Far East of Russia
A cyclone bringing snowfalls and wind with gusts of up to 35 m/s has been affecting Khabarovsk Territory and Sakhalin Region since 1 March.
Regional road linking Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur was closed in Khabarovsk Territory for interurban buses (41 trips were cancelled) from 4:10 AM on 4 March to 3:30 AM on 5 March. There were no lines of passengers at bus stations. The road was cleared, traffic police posts were put in place, joint task forces were patrolling and checking sections of the road.
In Sakhalin Region, the road linking Ogonki and Nevelsk was closed from 8 AM on 1 March to 11 AM on 4 March (9 bus trips were cancelled). The road was cleared, traffic police posts were put in place, joint task forces were patrolling and checking sections of the road. 1 mobile and 2 stationary warming centers were deployed.
11 commuter trains on 7 sections of the Far Eastern Railway in Sakhalin Region were cancelled as a precaution.
Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Khabarovsk and Kamchatka Territories and Sakhalin Region Directorates are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services. Managing bodies and forces of 19 sections of Khabarovsk, Kamchatka Territories and Sakhalin Regions subsystems of the Single State Disaster Management System, as well as of the Emergency Ministry’s directorates in the said regions are on high alert.
The population and drivers are kept informed. Stable operation of critical infrastructure, power supply and transport systems is under constant monitoring.
According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone has broken up and is no longer affecting Far East of Russia.
More than 860 people and 340 units of equipment, including more than 400 people and 100 units of equipment, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the cyclone.
Emergency situations under control
Plane crash in Moscow Region
An Antonov An-148 plane travelling from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Orsk crashed at 2:28 PM on 11 February 2018, in Ramenskoye District. The plane was carrying 71 people, including 65 passengers and 6 crew members.
The rescue operation was finished at 12:30 AM on 12 February 2018 and the search operation on 18 February 2018 (50 ha was examined).
The Emergency Ministry’s National Crisis Management Center, Central Regional Center, Directorates in Moscow Region, Nizhny Novgorod Region and Orenburg Region, Tsentrospas team, Leader Center, Ruza Control Unit and Noginsk Rescue Center were operating under the state of emergency.
Interagency emergency operations centers continue working to help families of the victims, to deliver the bodies to places of burial, including those located abroad and to hold funerals. Consulting centers were set up to explain to victims’ relatives about compensations and insurance payouts (advice was given on 60 occasions). Budgets of regions and municipalities and insurance company are paying compensations and insurances to families of the killed.
Emergency help line (8-800-775-17-17) set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Center received 3 calls.
More than 1,130 people and 200 units of equipment, including 536 people and 109 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, with 3 aircraft, 9 UAVs and 20 snowmobiles among them, were involved in the search operation.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 324 fires, 265 of them in residential areas. 99 people have been affected, 68 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.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 164 times to respond totraffic accidents.
230 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 134 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 14 occasions.