MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On August 2, a weekly conference call was held under the leadership of the First Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Alexander Chupriyan. The department controls the situation with natural fires.
It is noted that during the reporting period in Karelia the number of foci has decreased by more than 4 times. In a 5 km zone from settlements, all outbreaks have been eliminated. In Yakutia, 15 wildfires were liquidated per day on a total area of more than 61 thousand hectares. The main efforts are focused on the protection of settlements and infrastructure. Aviation EMERCOM of Russia carried out over 220 drains, discharged over 700 tons of water. In Orenburg, a fire threatened a gardening association. 16 people were evacuated. An airmobile group and a helicopter of the Russian Emergencies Ministry were involved in the extinguishing. The fire has now been contained.
Reconstruction works have been organized in the regions affected by unfavorable weather phenomena – the Republic of Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria. The hydrological situation in 6 regions is under the control of the department. 19 country houses, over 700 household plots, one low-water bridge and 14 sections of highways remain flooded. In the event of a deterioration in the situation, airmobile groups of rescue centers are in readiness.
During the reporting period, fire and rescue units responded to more than 6.9 thousand man-made fires, and voluntary fire brigades were also involved in the elimination of more than 400 of them.
Over 1.4 thousand people were rescued by the fire and rescue units of the Russian Emergencies Ministry during the elimination of the consequences of more than 1.9 thousand road accidents. More than 220 people were rescued during the rescue and search operations. The department’s pyrotechnics found and defused more than 310 explosive items, including 26 bombs.
Rescuers EMERCOM of Russia control the safety of tourist routes by more than 840 groups with a total number of over 7.2 thousand people.
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