6:00 AM, Moscow time, 11.05.2018
Emergency situations under control
Spring floods in Russia
Springs floods are developing in accordance with the forecast. Water levels have gone up in Far East (Yakutia and Khabarovsk Territory), Urals (Sverdlovsk and Tyumen Regions), Volga area (Republics of Mordovia, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Samara, and Orenburg Regions), Northwestern (Novgorod and Leningrad Regions) and central Russia (Vladimir, Voronezh, Ryazan, Kursk, Tambov, Ivanovo, Kostroma Regions) due to intense melting of snow and flow of water into rivers.
Emergency Ministry’s emergency operations centers and task forces are working in cooperation with the local governments. There are no flooded businesses.
171 houses occupied by 463, 496 farmlands, 33 low-level bridges and 16 sections of roads remain flooded in 14 settlements.
852 people were evacuated, they are staying at their relatives’ and friends’.
37 settlements (Mordovia, Sverdlovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Kostroma and Ryazan Regions) have become cut off due to flooded bridges and roads. There are 16 boat crossings. Normal functioning of the society has not been disturbed, all the cut-off areas have firemen.
More than 820 people and 240 units of equipment, with 79 boats among them. Including more than 270 people and 67 units of equipment, with 18 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are dealing with the floods.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 369 fires, 277 of them in residential areas. 96 people have been affected, 74 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. 2 people were affected.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions found 210 explosive devices.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams were deployed 219 times to respond totraffic accidents. 291 people were injured, 166 of them were saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).
Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions
There has been 1 accident at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities twice.
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 aid was provided on 22 occasions.
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.
An interagency working group has been working at the National Crisis Management Center (NCMC) since 15 March to prevent pollution, keep up monitoring the air and informing the population.
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. The information and recommendations to the population are broadcast at 115 OKSION terminals in Moscow and Moscow Region.
Task forces, are working at all the refuse damps round the clock, laboratories have run 78 air tests. 51 complaints have been received.
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 10 May.
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.