MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. A strong storm wind de-energized 54 settlements in Transbaikalia, said Deputy Prime Minister of the region Andrei Gurulev in his Telegram channel. “The storm wind caused massive damage to power grids and roofs throughout the region. 54 settlements in 10 districts are now without electricity. Difficult situation in Olovyanninsky , Ononsky, Borzinsky, Zabaikalsky districts of the region, “- said the Deputy Prime Minister.
He noted that by the decision of the municipal commissions, an emergency regime was introduced in these areas. Gurulev added that the most difficult situation is over Zabaikalsk, where the center of the cyclone is currently located.
“We are working on restoration, monitoring the entire situation, calculating the damage. In Chita, on the basis of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, an operational headquarters for liquidation has been created, information from all regions is collected there,” Gurulev said.
He also said that in the Borzinsky district there is partially electricity only in five settlements: Sherlovaya Gora, Solovyevsk, Novoborzinskoye, Ust-Ozernaya, Klyuchevskoye. Seven villages remain without communication. Cars with employees of the district administration were sent there to assess the situation.