13:11, November 20, 2020

Additional forces of the Russian Emergencies Ministry were sent to Primorye to assist in eliminating the consequences of the cyclone

On November 20, 50 servicemen of the Amur Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia were sent from Khabarovsk by plane An-74 of the Khabarovsk Aviation Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia to the Primorsky Territory with the necessary equipment for urgent emergency recovery operations.

In addition, today an auto-articulated lift was sent to the Primorsky Territory from the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the EMERCOM Main Office for the Khabarovsk Territory, as well as one auto-articulated lift from Blagoveshchensk and Birobidzhan. Additional forces will start work tomorrow.

“In connection with the passage of the cyclone in Primorsky Territory, there is a difficult situation. Heavy rainfall, strong wind, adhesion of snow and ice led to the fall of a large number of trees, broken wires, large-format constructions. There are interruptions in the work of the fuel and energy complex and housing and communal services, transport infrastructure in several districts of the region. To assist in eliminating the consequences of the cyclone, additional forces and resources from the Khabarovsk Territory, the Amur and Jewish Autonomous Regions have been alerted and sent to the area,” Vitaly Darchia, Deputy Head of the  EMERCOM Main Office for the Khabarovsk Territory said.

On November 21, it is planned to leave by ground transport of the group of the Amur Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia and the Specialized Fire and Rescue Unit of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Khabarovsk Territory. Also in readiness to march to assist in the elimination of the consequences of the cyclone is the airmobile group of the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Unit of the EMERCOM of Russia, as well as the Nakhodka and Vladivostok branches of the Far Eastern Military District, consisting of 75 rescuers and 14 off-road vehicles, also armed with rescuers - chainsaws and other necessary tools and equipment.

In total, 235 specialists and 26 units of equipment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, as well as other forces and means of RSChS, are ready to start work on liquidation of the consequences in the Primorsky Territory.

Now, 164 specialists and 18 pieces of equipment from the EMERCOM Main Office for the Khabarovsk Territory are involved in eliminating the consequences of bad weather in Primorsky Territory. Rescuers EMERCOM of Russia together with emergency teams of power engineers and utilities are working to restore power supply and clear the streets of fallen trees.

Specialists of the Crisis Management Center continue to monitor the operational situation in the Primorsky Territory. A prompt response was organized with close cooperation of emergency services.

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