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More than 70 servicemen of the Pskov Airborne Forces formations, after an appeal by the regional administration to the Russian Ministry of Defense, are taking part in assisting public utilities in eliminating the consequences of a hurricane in the city of Velikiye Luki.

The main blow of the elements fell on the park in the city center and the center for training cyclists, where the fallen trees damaged the fence of the park, knocked out lamp posts, creating blockages from the fallen trees.

As a result of gusts of wind, power lines, roofs of houses and personal vehicles of residents of the city were damaged. The hurricane knocked down more than 700 trees, which blocked the roads, traffic on which was stopped.

The main measures to eliminate the consequences of the hurricane were organized by the military personnel of the Airborne Forces together with the municipal services of the city in the bicycle park, the city cemetery and on the Alexander Matrosov square.

During the period of the work, more than 30 blockages from trees have already been removed, which are sawn and transported to the places of timber collection for their further export.

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