Summary of 19 March 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 19.03.2018

Cyclone in Khabarovsk Territory

Khabarovsk Territory has been hit by a cyclone since 18 March 2018 bringing heavy snowfalls and wind gusting up to 17 m/s. Nobody was hurt. Power was cut off in 3 settlements in Nanaisky District. Regional motorway R454 between Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur has been closed since 4 PM on 18 March for coaches as a precaution. The road is being cleared, traffic police posts are in places, joint task forces are patrolling and checking sections of the road, 3 mobile and 11 stationary warming centers are working. The Khabarovsk (Novy) Airport and railway services are operating normally. Ferry crossing between Vanino and Kholmsk in the Strait of Tartary has been closed since 6 PM on 18 March (all the ferries are in the port of Vanino). There are no lines of vehicles. Lessons were cancelled in junior schools in 4 municipalities in Khabarovsk Territory. Emergency operations center and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Khabarovsk Territory Directorate are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services.

The population are kept informed on the progress of relief operations and safe conduct in the current situation. Stable operation of critical, power supplying and transport infrastructure is under constant monitoring.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistikhia, the cyclone is going to weaken on 19 March and stop affecting the region.

More than 1,340 people and 520 units of equipment, including 445 people and 69 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the impact of 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. 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 people have been consulted). 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 1 call.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 324 fires, 254 of them in residential areas. 98 people have been affected, 80 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. 2 people were saved.  

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 145 times to respond totraffic accidents.

218 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 112 of them were 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 3 times.