An emergency regime was introduced in the Primorsky Territory due to the consequences of a cyclone that hit the region with freezing rain and strong winds. This was reported on Friday, November 20, on the website of the regional government.
The decree on the introduction of an emergency regime was signed by the Governor of the Primorsky Territory, Oleg Kozhemyako. According to him, in Vladivostok and Artem, about 150 thousand people are still left without electricity, water supply and heating.
“The situation is getting worse. Now it is necessary, first of all, to ensure the supply of electricity to the pumping stations of water supply systems, boiler houses, to organize work to clear the streets, to help power engineers to eliminate accidents, “the RT official quotes.
As the Deputy Prime Minister of the region Dmitry Mariza explained, the introduction of an emergency regime is necessary to mobilize all resources to fight the elements.
According to the first vice-governor of the region Vera Shcherbina, the preliminary damage from the disaster amounted to 80 million rubles, but the amount may increase, writes NSN. She admitted that the regional authorities would apply for financial assistance at the federal level, the website kp.ru writes.
It is noted that as a result of bad weather, more than 600 houses in Vladivostok were left without heating. In addition, 205 damages to power grids were recorded in the city, about 200 poles and power lines, which provide lighting on the streets, were damaged, over 4.5 thousand trees were felled. A temporary accommodation center was opened in Vladivostok for people who were left without heat and light due to bad weather. The day before, an emergency regime was introduced in the city.
The Primorsky Territory took the second blow of the elements on the night of November 20. It is known about one victim. Freezing rains and snowfalls continue in the region. Dozens of hospitals were left without electricity, REN TV writes. Servicemen of the Pacific Fleet are involved in eliminating the consequences of a powerful cyclone.