Summary of 02 July 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 02.07.2018

Cyclone in Southern, Northwestern and Central parts of Russia

A cyclone has been bringing in rain, hail and wind gusts up to 20 m/s in Southern and Central parts of the Russian Federation since 30 June 2018.

Task groups and Emergency Response Centers of the local Directorates of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and repair teams are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services.

All the necessary measures to prevent and minimize the impact of the cyclone have been planned and are being carried out. The population was informed about the situation.

As of 06:00 AM, 2 July 2018: Gas and power supplies are fully restored, except power supply in one settlement of Stavropol Territory, roofs are being repaired, fallen trees are being sawn and removed, damage assessment commissions are working, aid is being provided to the population.

More than 1,800 people and 290 units of equipment, including more than 470 people and 70 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are involved into relief operations.

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 1 July 2017. A 3-times excess of maximum permissible levels of hydrogen sulfide near the Kuchino refuse dump was detected.

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s task groups are working in cooperation with ecology control agencies and ecology systems of Moscow Region to control the ecological situation. Mosecomonitoring stations were deployed to monitor the air. The population is being updated on the situation.

As of 06:00 AM, 2 July 2018: there were no complaints from the population, excess of hydrogen sulfide in the air was not detected.

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.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 323 fires, 238 of them in residential areas. 62 people have been affected, 52 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 24 accidents. 28 people were affected, 8 of them was rescued.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found 22 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 303 times to respond to traffic accidents. 404 people were injured, 235 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 support was provided on 9 occasions.