Summary of 12 May


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 12.05.2018

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.

150 houses occupied by 395, 417 farmlands, 29 low-level bridges and 19 sections of roads remain flooded in 14 settlements. 658 people were evacuated, they are staying at their relatives’ and friends’.

39 settlements (Mordovia, Arkhangelsk, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan and Sverdlovsk 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 880 people and 240 units of equipment, with 85 boats among them. Including more than 300 people and 70 units of equipment, with 20 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are dealing with the floods.

Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

150 houses occupied by 395, 237 farmlands remain flooded in 4 settlements. 658 people were evacuated, they are staying at their relatives’ and friends’. More than 140 units of livestock were evacuated. The hydrological situation is being constantly monitored.

Managing bodies and forces of Amga unit of the SSDMS of Yakutia sub-system are working under the state of emergency, task groups and disaster management centers of the Sakha Republic Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have been deployed and are working in cooperation with local governments. A set of preventive measures is being carried out in the settlements of Myryla and Myndagai, Churapcha District, as they are located down the stream of the Amga River.

Over the past 24 hours:

2 ice blastings have been carried out, 2,800 kilograms of explosives were used;

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Antonov An-74 jet arrived to the town of Yakutsk and Mil Mi-8 helicopter delivered a task group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Khabarovsk Territory, rescuers of the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Unit and psychologists of the Center for Emergency Psychological Aid to the and the settlement of Amga.

1,500 kilograms of potatoes and 1 ton of drinking water have been delivered from the town of Yakutsk to the settlement of Amga.

Activities planned on 12 May 2018: emergency and repair operations will be continued, aid will be provided to the population, the population will be informed about the situation and measures taken.

476 people and 91 units of equipment, with 29 boats among them. Including more than 195 people and 34 units of equipment, with 14 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are dealing with the floods.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 332 fires, 245of them in residential areas. 40 people have been affected, 28 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 1,370 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 220 times to respond totraffic accidents. 270 people were injured, 174 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 times. Psychological aid was provided on 8 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 145 air tests. 46 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 12 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.