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On April 14, as part of a command-staff exercise under the control of the head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Yevgeny Zinichev, flood protection measures were worked out throughout the country during the spring flood.

Within the framework of the exercise, the readiness of the forces and means of the RSChS were checked, which were involved in measures to prevent and eliminate emergencies during the flood period. Practical measures have been worked out to eliminate emergency situations related to floods, as well as measures to eliminate the consequences of accident-free passage of flood waters and provide targeted assistance to the population.

In a number of regions, practical measures were worked out in real conditions.

EMERCOM of Russia analyzed the forecast of spring floods. The expected timing of river opening, places of formation of dangerous congestions and maximum levels of water rise have been determined.

To monitor the flood situation, a space monitoring system was actively used. The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated, which made it possible to use data received from international satellites. Operational groups worked with unmanned aerial systems. The specialists carried out aerial photography of dangerous areas and made up-to-date orthomosaic maps of the area.

It is worth noting that during the spring flood, the aviation group allows you to quickly conduct reconnaissance, deliver airmobile groups, special equipment, food, life support to the emergency site, and also carry out the evacuation of the population.

The leadership of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation held reviews of personnel, equipment and equipment used for emergency rescue and other urgent work, and evacuation of people.

The airmobile group of the Main Directorate of EMERCOM of Russia in the Omsk Region demonstrated its readiness to respond to emergencies during the flood. In the event of an emergency, rescuers of the region will stand up to protect people and entire settlements from high water.

On the territory of the Trans-Baikal Territory on Lake Kenon, rescuers monitored the situation using an unmanned aerial vehicle. The residents of the village were notified of the need for evacuation. In the conditional emergency zone, a mobile control post of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia for the Trans-Baikal Territory was deployed.

The grouping of the territorial subsystem of the RSChS system of the Trans-Baikal Territory coped with all the tasks. In practice, she showed good professional training, technical readiness of swimming and rescue equipment, other rescue equipment.

Video – Head of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia for the Trans-Baikal Territory Nikolai Basov.

Eliminated the consequences of a simulated flood on the Yenisei River and in the Republic of Khakassia. According to the plan of the training, there were victims on the island, cut off from the mainland by water. The specialists decided to drop rescuers to them on the island from an Mi-8 helicopter to provide assistance. The Khivus-10 hovercraft moved out to the victims. Emergencies Ministry rescue divers examined the body of the dam in the place of the conditional breakthrough in order to coordinate the work of heavy equipment to eliminate it.

Link to video – Teachings in Khakassia

Link to video – Alexander Mull, Head of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry for the Republic of Khakassia 

On the territory of the Penza region, in order to restrain the flow of water in the place of the conditional breach of the reservoir, the specialists of the airmobile group of the Main Directorate have erected a restraining dam, organized the supply of sandbags. The attracted subdivisions of divers eliminated the identified conditional faults, carried out the necessary engineering work. And the rescuers on the Slavir-5 hovercraft worked out the rescue of the fishermen cut off from the shore. The situation was monitored by the Phantom-4pro unmanned aerial system.

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A hovercraft was used to evacuate people from the conditional flooding zone in the Komi Republic. Emergency services have worked out actions to rescue people from the car. The fire and rescue units were given a difficult task: to provide assistance to two victims who were trapped inside the car. Rescuers promptly removed the car from the water trap, stabilized it, unblocked the victims with the help of specialized equipment and handed them over to disaster medicine specialists.

Also at the site were worked out the methods of organizing the pumping of water from flooded areas and the work of engineering equipment to create temporary dams.

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Rescuers, firefighters, divers and employees of the GIMS of the Ryazan region trained in helping those in distress on the water, in organizing a boat crossing, and in helping people who got into a flooded zone. Representatives of interested ministries and departments of the region worked out the issues of comprehensive support for the life of the population, control over the sanitary situation, catering, as well as issues of financial support.

The large-scale command and staff exercise of the EMERCOM of Russia reflects the readiness of the forces and means of the Unified State System for Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies to act as intended, makes it possible to test in practice unique samples of fire and rescue equipment, introduce innovative technologies in providing assistance to the population and minimize response time and making management decisions in real crisis situations.

Video commentary –Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Colonel-General Viktor Yatsutsenko

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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