Summary of 04 April


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 04.04.2018


Spring flood in Russian Federation

Spring flood progresses in accordance with the forecast. Water level has risen in rivers of Siberian (Tyva and Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories, Irkutsk Region), Volga (Saratov Region), Southern (Rostov and Volgograd Regions) and Central (Voronezh, Lipetsk and Ryazan Regions) parts of the Russian Federation due to snowmelt runoffs. Task groups and Disaster Management Centers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have been deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments. There are no flooded businesses.

72 settlements (In Tyva, Khakassia, Altai Territory, Irkutsk, Volgograd and Voronezh Regions), 811 houses (in Volgograd Region) and 3,195 yards (in Khakassia, Volgograd Region, Voronezh Region, 10 low-level bridges (in Saratov Region, Rostov Region and Voronezh Region) and 5 sections of motorways (Lipetsk Region) are flooded due to fast rise of temperature and abundant snow melting.

406 people were evacuated, 61 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. 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. Yard-to-yard inspections are being carried out, 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 are monitoring the situation and water levels at hydro stations and hydraulic station round-the-clock. 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.

Volgograd Region

790 houses and 2,860 yards in 31 settlements in 4 municipal districts (Kumylzhenskaya, Frolovo, Elan and Mikhailovka District got flooded in Volgograd Region.

359 people were evacuated, 41 of them are accommodated in temporary shelters. Those, who refused to be evacuated are provided with foodstuffs, medicine and necessities.

Managing bodies and forces of Kumylzhenskaya District, Frolovo District and Mikhailovka Urban Area sub-systems of the Single State Disaster Management System of Volgograd Region are working under the state of emergency. Volgograd Region Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is on high alert. Task groups and emergency response centers of the Volgograd Region Directorate were deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments.

Airmobile team of Directorates in Volgograd and Saratov Region, Don Rescue center and Krasnoslabodsky Search and Rescue Unit (branch of the Southern Regional Search and Rescue Unit) are working on site. Airmobile teams of the Northcaucasian Regional Search and Rescue Unit, Stavropol Search and Rescue Unit and Karachai-Cherkessia Search and Rescue Unit (branches of the Northcaucasian Regional Search and Rescue Unit) are moving to the flooded areas. Airmobile teams of Kalmykia, Astrakhan and Voronezh Regions are on standby. UAVs and Mil Mi-8 helicopter of the Southern Aircraft and Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are used to recon the situation. The population is bein updated on the situation and measures taken, meetings of the Disaster Management Commissions are being held, the situation is being monitored.

Sukhoi SuperJet-100 with the task group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, headed by the Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov is planned to take off from the airport Vnukovo to the airport of Volgograd on 04 April 2018 to assess the situation and carry out on-site meeting of the Governmental Disaster Management Commission.

According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia Center, weather won’t render positive effects to the flood situation, slight precipitations are forecast, the situation may get worse in northern parts of Volgograd Regions (Novonikolayevsk, Uryupinsk, Novoanninsky, Alekseyevskaya and Kikvidze Districts).

714 people and 199 units of equipment and 36 boats among them, including 338 people and 75 units of equipment and 22 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are involved into relief operations.

Altai Territory

The most adverse situation unfolded in Altai Territory, where 6 houses and 311 yards in 25 settlements. There are no flooded roads and bridges. 17 people were evacuated, 3 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.

8 ice blasting operations were carried out, 0.55 kilometers of ice were sawn and 0.5 square kilometers of ice were blacked, 346 cubic meters of soil were delivered, 3.26 kilometers of dams were built.

Over the past 24 hours:

Water was drained from 5 houses, 25 meters of drainage ditches were dug out, 2 kilometers of roads were cleared out.

Activities planned on 4 April 2018: relief operations will be continued, aid will be provided to the population and the population will be updated on the situation and measures taken.

According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia Center the air temperature will rise, increasing the snowmelt. Several settlements will be flooded.

1,499 people and 503 units of equipment with 66 boats among them, including 757 people and 188 units of equipment with 56 boats and 7 UAVs among them provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are dealing with floods.


Tyva Republic

15 houses and 15 yards in one settlement got flooded in Tyva Republic. 30 people were evacuated, 17 of them are staying in the temporary shelter.

67 people and 31 units of equipment, including 26 people and 7 units of equipment with 3 boats and among them provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are involved into relief operations.

Response to cyclone in Far Eastern part of Russian Federation

A cyclone has been rendering influence over 4 constituent entities (Khabarovsk and Kamchatka Territories, Amur and Magadan Regions) of the Far East of the Russian Federation, since 3 April 2018, bringing in snow, slush and wind gusts up to 23 m/s.

Lessons were cancelled in 37 schools of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Urban Area, 5 schools of Nikolayevsk-on-Amur Urban District in Khabarovsk Territory and lessons for the first shift in 14 schools in Magadan Urban Area. Parents of the children are being informed about cancelled lessons.

Traffic at a regional motorway Magadan-Balagannoye-Talon has been restricted from 12:00 AM, 4 April 2018 to clear out the road.

There are no traffic jams.

Patrols have been deployes at local, regional and federal motorway to provide timely traffic restriction, special attention is paid to preparedness of warming, food and refueling stations. 17 tow-trucks are on standby. 16 mobile and more than 20 stationary warming and food centers have been deployed. Train and aircraft services were not disrupted.

There were no accidents at communal services facilities.

The population is being informed about the situation.

According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia Center, the cyclone will continue rendering its influence on the Far Eastern part of the Russian Federation on 4 April 2018. All the necessary measures are being planned and taken to prevent and minimize the aftermath of the cyclone.

More than 800 people and more than 300 units of equipment, including more than 300 people and 80 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are 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 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 5 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 243 fires, 175 of them in residential areas. 60 people have been affected, 51 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.

1 person has been affected.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 8explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 134 times to respond totraffic accidents.

142 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 88 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 4 times. Psychological has been provided on 10 occasion.

Monitoring of air pollution in city of Moscow and Moscow Region

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.

The Emergency Ministry advises: If there is an unpleasant smell, one should avoid staying outside and limit the time of outdoor physical activity, try to not open windows, to do the cleaning with water at homes and offices, to use air conditioners and cleaners. People suffering from chronic lung problems should have medicines at hand. Children and pregnant women should avoid long walks especially along motorways. If one feels unwell, they should see a doctor.

If there is a strange smell, please call the help line of the Emergency Moscow Region Directorate 8(498) 505-41-70 or Ministry’s Moscow Directorate 8(495) 637-22-22.