Responders keep on fighting cyclone in Far East of Russia

10 January 17:12

Responders keep on fighting cyclone in Far East of Russia

As of 5 PM on 10 January 2018, power supply was restored in Sakhalin Region and all roads in Khabarovsk Territory and Sakhalin Region are open. The airport in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk operates normally. Ferry crossing between Vanino and Kholmsk in the Strait of Tartary remains closed, but there are no lines of vehicles.

The population are kept informed on the safe conduct.

According to the Russian Weather Service and All-Russian Monitoring and Forecasting Center Antistkhia, on 10 January 2018, the cyclone is going to shift to the northeast and continue affecting Sakhalin Region bringing heavy snowfalls and high winds gusting up to 25 m/s.

More than 1,800 people and more than 400 units of equipotent, including 515 people and 83 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the impact of the cyclone.