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The Prime Minister instructed the Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexei Chekunkov, to fly to Vladivostok to create a working group to eliminate the consequences of the freezing rain and help affected citizens.

The working group on rendering assistance to Primorye will include representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor. The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East will coordinate its work.

In the Primorsky Territory, due to freezing rain and sleet, the icing of power lines and poles occurred. Together with strong winds, this led to numerous avalanche-like cliffs and damage.

As of November 21, 130 thousand people were left without power supply in 21 settlements of 10 municipalities (Artyomovsky, Vladivostok urban districts, Khasansky, Yakovlevsky, Shkotovsky, Nadezhdinsky, Mikhailovsky, Chernigovsky, Anuchinsky municipal areas, the city of Bolshoy Kamen).

To restore power supply in the municipalities of the Primorsky Territory, 120 teams of power engineers were involved (with a total of 407 people, 183 units of equipment). Additionally, 9 brigades are involved (2 brigades of the Jewish Autonomous Region, 4 – Khabarovsk Territory, 3 – Amur Region) with a total number of 33 people, 14 pieces of equipment. The total group is 440 people, 197 pieces of equipment.

The work on clearing, cleaning of roads and inter-quarter passages on the territory of the region continues around the clock, 306 people, 204 units of equipment are involved. 175 people, 31 units of equipment from local fire and rescue garrisons are involved in the work on sawing trees and helping power engineering teams.

Additionally, 40 people were involved, 8 units of equipment from the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 50 people from the Amur Rescue Center.

In total, 1,013 people and 446 pieces of equipment are involved in the elimination of the consequences of the emergency.

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

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