6:00 AM, Moscow time, 06.07.2018
Cyclone in Ciscaucasia and Ural areas of Russian Federation
A cyclone has been bringing in rain, hail and wind gusts up to 25 m/s in Ciscaucasia and Ural areas of Russia since 5 July 2018.
Task groups and emergency response centers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s directorates in affected regions, as well as repair brigades, have been deployed and they are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergencies services.
All the necessary measures to prevent and minimize the impact of the cyclone have been planned and are being carried out. The information is being updated on the situation.
As of 06:00 AM, 6 July 2018:power supply was fully restored, 1 section of the A-158 Federal Motorway between the settlements of Prokhlandnyi – Baksan – Elbrus remains flooded in Elbrus District, Kabardino-Balkaria. Contra-flow traffic system is temporarily used, damage assessment commissions continue their work, aid to the population is being provided.
According to the forecast provided by the Russian Weather Agency and the Antistikhia All-Russian Forecasting and Monitoring Center, the cyclone will continue its influence over the Ciscaucasia area of the Russian Federation on 6 July 2018.
More than 400 people and 70 units of equipment, including more than 170 people and 25 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are dealing with the cyclone.
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 271 fires, 189 of them in residential areas. 23 people have been affected, 15 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 15 accidents. 14 people were affected.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions found 27 explosive devices, including 2 aerial bombs.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams were deployed 250 times to respond to traffic accidents. 329 people were injured, 201 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 7 times. Psychological support was provided on 47 occasions.