6:00 AM, Moscow time, 10.03.2018
Emergency Ministry’s managing bodies and forces of constant readiness are on high alert from 9 AM on 7 March to 9 AM on 12 March 2018 to be ready to respond to any emergency situations and accidents that are possible in working days, at the weekend and during non-working holidays.
Cyclone in Sakhalin Region
A cyclone has been bringing in heavy snowfalls to Sakhalin Region since 8 March 2018. Nobody was hurt.
3 sections of regional motorways “Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Poronaisk”, “Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Makarov” and “Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Uglegorsl” have been closed for passenger traffic (6 interurban buses were cancelled for 130 passengers) since 11:00AM, 8 March 2018. 5 sections of regional motorways “Nogliki – Okha”, “Tomari – Ilyinsky”, Arsentyevka – Ilyinsky”, Ogonki – Nevelsk” and “Tymovskoye – Alexandrov-Sakhalinsky” have been closed down for all types of traffic since 09 March 2018. Roads are being cleared out, additional traffic police stations were deployed, joint task groups are patrolling and examining the roads, 10 mobile and 12 stationary warming stations were deployed.
Ferry crossing through the Strait of Tartary was closed down since 05:00 AM, 9 March 2018 to 01:30 AM, 10 March 2018 due to bad weather.
Train traffic has been restricted preemptively on 2 sections (Kholmsk – Tamari – Kholmsk and Kholmsk – Chekhov – Kholmsk) since 02:00 AM, 10 March 2018. Passengers are being transported by cars.
Functioning of the Khomutovo Airport was not affected.
Task groups and Emergency Response Centers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Sakhalin Region Directorate have been deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services. The population is being informed about the situation and repairs progress, how to behave in the current situation.
As of 06:00 AM, 10 March 2018: traffic restrictions for interurban buses on 3 sections of regional motorways and for all kinds of traffic 4 sections of regional motorways (traffic is still restricted at a section of the motorway between the settlements of Nogliki and Okha) have been lifted. Restrictions at the ferry crossing
According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Service and Antistikhia All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center the cyclone will continue rendering its influence over Kamchatka Territory and Sakhalin Region on 10 March 2018.
More 1,760 people and 500 units of equipment, including more than 230 people and 50 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are being involved into relief operations.
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.
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 (60 consultations have already been held). 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 4 calls.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 309 fires, including 247 of them in residential areas. 123 people have been affected, 94 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 3 accidents.
6 people were affected, 1 of them was rescued.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 2 explosive devices.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 179 times to respond totraffic accidents.
250 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 144 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 6 times. Psychological has been provided on 11 occasions.