Summary of 13 May


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 13.05.2018

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.

280 houses occupied by 636 people, 834 farmlands, 29 low-level bridges and 19 sections of roads remain flooded in 14 settlements.

503 people were evacuated, 17 of them are staying at the temporary shelters, the rest 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 940 people and 270 units of equipment, with 102 boats among them. Including more than 320 people and 80 units of equipment, with 28 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are dealing with the floods.

Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

280 houses occupied by 636 people, 652 farmlands remain flooded in 3 settlements. 503 people were evacuated, 17 of them are staying at the temporary shelters, the rest are staying at their relatives’ and friends’.

More than 60 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, units of the Ust-Maya sub-system are on high alert. 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.

The situation has stabilized in Amga District, flood prevention efforts are being carried out in Ust-Maya District.

Over the past 24 hours:

More than 300 kilograms of food were delivered to the settlement of Amga from the town of Yakutsk;

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Mil Mi-26 helicopters delivers rescuers from the Amur Rescue Center and the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Center to the Ust-Maya District, while an Antonov An-26 plane delivers rescuers of the the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Center, tents, foodstuffs and medicine.

A team of pyrotechnicians with supply of explosives is heading towards an ice-jam at the Aldan River.

Activities planned on 13 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.

608 people and 139 units of equipment, with 72 boats among them. Including more than 246 people and 51 units of equipment, with 27 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 337 fires, 259 of them in residential areas. 54 people have been affected, 34 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 7 accidents. 7 people were affected, 2 of them were saved.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found 63 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 217 times to respond totraffic accidents. 261 people were injured, 158 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 no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities once.

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 5 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 143 air tests. 16 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 13 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.