Crimea declares state of emergency due to bad weather
Crimea declares state of emergency because of harsh weather conditions. Most affected are the Saki, Leninsky, Razdolnensky, Krasnogvardeisky regions.
Road traffic is difficult in 15 regions of the peninsula, there are cases of disrupted electricity, water and heat supply, including for social facilities, reports the press service of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.
The weather disconnected from the power 206 settlements, of these 39 partially. Battling the storms there are 117 emergency units, including several from Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk regions, as well as 135 vehicles. Already 22 power lines have been restored, 273 transformer substations - reactivated. Energy supply has been restored for 23 settlements.
Out of 905 boiler rooms, only 27 remain non-operational. 39 obstetric units and clinics are closed. In addition, 234 schools closed, as well as 234 schools. Tomorrow, schools will be closed in Armyansk, Feodosia and Kerch. Kindergartens have not been closed yet, though in the disconnected regions the temperature inside does not meet the required levels. 23 kindergartens and 44 schools are without heating.
The housing segment is heated in full as large boilers are functioning normally.
In regions of the peninsula, there are 23 stationary heating shelters.
Traffic on the road Krasnoperekopsk - Simferopol is limited; 185 special-purpose vehicles involved in road cleaning activities.
Storm warning in the Crimea has been announced for January 30 and 31; weather forecast for these days specifies heavy snow, blizzard, ice, wet snow and wind 15-25 m/s. This weather will last until the end of the week.