Summary of 27 March


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 27.03.2018


Emergency situations under control

Fire in mall in Kemerovo

A fire on a square of 1,600 square meters has broken out on the 4th floor of a 5-floor mall, located at 35 Lenina Street, the town of Kemerovo. Roofing, ceiling between fourth and third floors on a total square of 1,500 meters collapsed due to fire.

Fire and rescue divisions and paramilitary mine rescue divisions of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Police and Traffic Police, medical workers and administration of the mall arrived to scene immediately. Upon arrival of emergency services to the scene at 12:15PM, fire already engulfed 3 cinema halls and a petting zoo, dense smoke filled the third floor.

The site of the accident has been cordoned off. More than 100 people were evacuated from the building, 20 people were rescued by fire engine ladders, skylifts, specialized firefighting equipment. There are injured. The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Antonov An-148 jet with medical brigade of the Tsentrospas Team is on standby for medevac.

Meetings of the Governmental Disaster Management Commissions were headed by the Russian Emergencies Minister to declare the state of emergency on the federal level and federal level of response. Disaster Management Center and task groups of the Kemerovo Region Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services, firefighting center has been deployed. Decisions were taken and tasks were set to the SSDMS forces to carry out search and rescue operations, provision of comprehensive aid to the affected people, as well as their relatives.

2 Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 planes delivered a task group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, rescuers from the Tsentrospas Team and the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Center with specialized equipment, certified under INSARAG standards. Airmobile teams of the Novosibirsk and Tomsk Regions Directorates have arrived on site on vehicles. UAVs are used to recon the area and structural soundness of the building. A fire on 1,600 square meters of area has been taken under control on 07:12 PM. Open flames have been put out on 11:07 PM, 25 March 2017. Psychological and medical aid is being provided in temporary shelters for the relatives of the injured and hospitals of Kemerovo. A telephone Hotline has been deployed, where psychologists provide aid to people. The population is being updated on the situation.

As of 06:00 AM, 27 March 2018: search and rescue operations are carried out round-the-clock in shifts on 5 sections, 9 lighting towers and 8 ceiling lights were deployed, fire and rescue divisions in cooperation with paramilitary mines rescue divisions are watering separate fire sources and clear out rubble of collapsed structures;

rubble was cleared out from the second, third and fourth floors, 1032 cubic meters of rubble were removed;

identification of the killed is being carried out;

Medical aid for the relatives of the injured and killed was organized in Podgorbunsky Hospital in Kemerovo;

comprehensive aid is being provided to the injured and relatives of the killed, necessary documents are being drafted for the compensations.

Activities planned for 27 March 2018: rubble and collapsed structures will be removed, psychological support to the relatives of the killed and injured will be provided, injured will be provided with comprehensive aid, documents necessary for paying out of compensations will be drafted.

841 people and more than 195 units of equipment, including 680 people and 111 units of equipment with 2 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, are involved into search and rescue operations and firefighting operation.

.Spring flood in Russian Federation

Spring flood progresses in accordance with the forecast. Water level has risen in rivers of Far Eastern (Amur Region), Siberian (Tyva and Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories) and Southern (Rostov Region) parts of the Russian Federation due to snowmelt runoffs. Task groups and Disaster Management Centers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are working in cooperation with local governments. There are no flooded businesses.

1,293 houses and 3.116 yards remain flooded in Tyva and Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories due to fast rise of temperature and abundant snow melting, 4 low-level bridges remain flooded in Rostov Region. 1,383 people were evacuated, 151 people have been accommodated in temporary shelters, the rest are staying at their relatives’ and friends’. There are bypasses, fire protection of settlements was organized, functioning of the society was not disrupted.

2 sections of regional motorway between the settlements of Ust-Kan and Ust-Koksa were closed down due to snowmelt runoff. Fire protection of the affected settlements was established, functioning of the society was not disrupted, there is a sufficient stock of foodstuffs and medicine.

Over the past 24 hours: 5 ice blasting operations were carried out, 0.67 kilometers of ice were sawn, 0.59 square kilometers of ice were blackened, 0.54 kilometers of river banks were cleared out.

Forces and equipment are on standby for response in accordance with the Plan for minimizing of impact of spring flood in 2018 in the Russian Federation.

Altai Territory

The most adverse situation unfolded in Altai Territory, where 1,255 houses and 3,035 yards in 79 settlements in 17 municipalities remain flooded. 1,039 people were evacuated, 123 of them are staying in 6 temporary shelters.

3 sections of regional motorways were closed down, additional Traffic Police stations were deployed, task groups are patrolling and inspecting roads. Bypass routes were organized.

There was a threat of flooding of 2 settlements in Krasnoshchyokovo District due to possible overflow through dam of Novoshipunovskoye Reservoir. 613 people were evacuated, 84 of them are staying in 2 temporary shelters. The dam was reinforced, 120 cubic meters of soil were delivered to fill the embankment, portholes were cleared out.

Managing bodies and personnel of Altai Territory Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, 7 regional and 1 urban divisions of the Altai  Territory SSDMS sub-system are working under the state of emergency. The Disaster Management Center and task groups of the Altai Territory Directorate are working in cooperation with local governments.

Rescuers from the Siberian Rescue Center, Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Center, airmobile team of the Altai Territory and the Altai Republic were deployed. Airmobile teams of the Siberian Fire and Rescue Academy of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and Novosibirsk Region Directorate are ready to be deployed.

Water is being pumped out, population is being provided with foodstuffs, medical and comprehensive aid. Public order is being kept. Gas equipment is being examined, lowlands are being reinforced. Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) has organized sampling and analyzing of drinking water. Rescuers and medical workers patrol the settlements.

Joint task groups control the situation and monitor water levels at hydrostations and hydraulical structures round-the-clock.

Over the past 24 hours: 1 ice blasting was carried out, 2.45 kilometers of ice were sawn in total, 0.925 square kilometers of ice were blackened, 1,444 households were inspected, 920 cubic meters of water were pumped out from 45 households, 413 people in 8 settlements were provided with foodstuffs, medical aid was provided to 11 citizens, 44 people received targeted aid. 2 UAVs were used to monitor the situation, Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopters taken off from airport of Krasnoyarsk at 04:10 AM, 27 March 2018 to the airport of Barnaul.

Activities planned for 27 March 2018: aid will be provided to the population, the situation is being monitored, ice will be sawn and blackened.

According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia Center the weather will not render negative effect on the current situation.

The situation is being constantly monitored via satellites, the situation is being modeled considering nearby settlements and lay of the land, UAVs are being actively used.

The population is being updated, preventive measures are being carried out to minimize the risks of flooding, considering the current weather forecast.

1,475 people and 440 units of equipment with 32 boats among them, including 750 people and 149 units of equipment with 21 boats among them provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are dealing with floods.

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 13 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 298 fires, 214 of them in residential areas. 206 people have been affected, 119 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.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 10 explosive devices, including 6 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 161 times to respond totraffic accidents.

195 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 115 of them were 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 9 times. Psychological has been provided on 158 occasions.