Summary of 28 March


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 28.03.2018


Humanitarian aid for Donetsk and Luhansk Regions of Ukraine

The Russian Emergencies Ministry in cooperation with federal executive authorities, executive authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and non-government organizations are gathering relief goods for Donetsk and Luhansk Regions of Ukraine.

75th Relief Conovy loaded with children foodstuffs, textbooks and necessities is being formed in the settlement of Kovalyovka, Rostov Region. Cargo delivery is planned on 29 March 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 700 people were evacuated from the building, 20 people were rescued by fire engine ladders, skylifts, specialized firefighting equipment.

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. There are injured.

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 were used to recon the area and structural soundness of the building.

Relatives of the injured and killed are provided with necessary psychological and medical aid. Telephone Hotline was established. Hotline received 572 calls over the past 24 hours.

Over the past 24 hours: rubble from 2nd to 4th floor was completely removed, 660 cubic meters of rubble were removed in total;

identification of the killed is being carried out;

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

Task force was regrouped, Russian Emergencies Ministry’s task group, rescuers from the Tsentrospas Team and Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Center returned back to their stations.

Activities planned for 28 March 2018: psychological aid will be provided to the relatives of the killed, comprehensive aid will be provided to the injured, body identification efforts will be continued, funerals will be organized.

737 people and more than 183 units of equipment, including 567 people and 99 units provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, are involved into relief operations.

.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.

Task groups and Disaster Management Centers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have been deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments.

1,366 houses and 3,860 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. 1,952 people were evacuated, 394 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.

Over the past 24 hours: 5 ice blasting operations were carried out, 3.45 kilometers of ice were sawn, 0.25 square kilometers of ice were blackened, 1.3 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 1,224 houses and 3,554 yards in 69 settlements in 12 municipalities remain flooded. 1,039 people were evacuated, 123 of them are staying in 6 temporary shelters.

Managing bodies and personnel of Altai Territory Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, 8 regional 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.

3 UAVs were used to monitor the situation, a Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter arrived from Krasnoyarsk to Barnaul.

Activities planned on 28 March 2018: aid will be provided to the population, the situation will be 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.

1,472 people and 438 units of equipment with 32 boats among them, including 747 people and 147 units of equipment with 21 boats among them provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are dealing with floods.


Tyva Republic

142 houses and 297 yards in one settlement got flooded in Tyva Republic. 317 people were evacuated, 71 of them are staying in the temporary shelter.

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 21 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 260 fires, 186 of them in residential areas. 64 people have been affected, 44 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 3 explosive devices, including 2 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 190 times to respond totraffic accidents.

227 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 152 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 8 times. Psychological has been provided on 81 occasions.


Emergency psychological aid

Residents of the city of Moscow and towns in Moscow Region have been complaining about the smell of hydrogen sulfide since 8 December 2017.

Chairmen of the Disaster Management and Fire Safety commissions of Moscow Region municipalities are cooperating with representatives of Rosgidromet (the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring), Rospotrebnadzor (the federal consumer rights protection authority) and Rosprirodnadzor (the federal natural resources inspectorate).

An interagency working group held a meeting on 15 March at the National Crisis Management Center (NCMC) to decide on additional measures to prevent pollution, keeping up monitoring of the air in Volokolamsk District with samples taken every 3-4 hours with the following presentation of result acts to the NCMC, provision of round-the-clock monitoring of air at the Yadrovo refuse dump with detecting reasons for pollution and keeping the population updated.

An on-site meeting, headed by the Governor of Moscow Region was held on 21 March 2018, as well as a meeting, featuring interested agencies of federal executive authorities was held in the NCMC to discuss comprehensive aid to the population and carrying out a set of measures to minimize the impact of pollution.

Moscow and town of Balashikha (Moscow Region)

Tests show that the source of the pollution is the Kuchino refuse dump (the town of Balashikha, Moscow Region) which is now being degassed. 55 wells have been drilled for that purpose.

56 stations of Mosecomonitoring, as well as task forces and mobile laboratories of the Emergency Ministry, Rospotrebnadzor and Rosprirodnadzor are monitoring the air.

As complaints keep coming from residents of Moscow and Moscow Region, each of them has been attended to by mobile labs. No excesses of maximum permissible levels of pollutants have been reported.

Mosecomonitoring’s stations reported some minor excesses of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump over the past 24 hours.

Volokolamsk District, Moscow Region

According to the information provided by Rospotrebnadzor, the Yadrovo refuse dump is the source of pollution.

Managing bodies and personnel of Volokolamsk Unit of the Moscow Region territorial subsystem of the SSDMS have been operating under the state of emergency since 8 March 2018.

Head of Volokolamsk municipal district passed a decision on 6 March 2018 to adopt the yadrovo dump remediating roadmap.

A task group and 2 mobile labs of Rospotrebnadzor and the Russian Emergencies Ministry are cooperating and carry out round the clock monitoring of air. 2 mobile stations of Mosecomonitoring have been deployed to constantly monitor the air.

A lab of the Leader Center has been working on site since 23 March 2018.

Over the past 24 hours:  Labs of the 26th Fire and Rescue Unit and Rospotrebnadzor ran tests and reported no excess of pollutants in the air.

Town of Klin, Moscow Region

The Aleksinsky Quarry refuse dump has been identified as the source of pollution. 20 wells have been drilled to initiate emergency degassing operations.

Over the past 24 hours: 20th Fire and Rescue Unit ran tests and reported no excess of pollutants in the air.

The population is being informed about the situation through mass media and other channels. The information about the taken measures is being posted on web-sites of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Central Regional Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow and Moscow Region Directorates, as well as the Government of Moscow and Moscow Region, the Moscow Region Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center Antistikhia, the weather is not going to have negative effect on environmental situation on 27 March.

The situation is under control.