A cyclone is approaching Crimea: rain, thunderstorms, strong winds are expected
The Ministry of Emergency Situations has issued a storm warning about dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena in the Republic of Crimea for Friday, November 3.
According to the Crimean Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, a short-term deterioration in weather conditions is expected in Crimea at night and in the morning of November 3: rains, very strong in the southern, central and eastern regions, thunderstorms; strengthening of the eastern wind with a transition to the southwestern wind of 15-20 m/s.
In these conditions, there is a high probability of emergencies associated with accidents at energy facilities, housing and communal services, an increase in the number of road accidents, disruptions in transport communications, obstruction of vehicle traffic on roads, long descents and ascents, dangerous turns and mountain passes. Possible flooding of areasthe message says.
It is emphasized that strong gusty winds can cause falling billboards, weakly reinforced structures, trees and possible downed power lines.
There is also a possibility of incidents occurring in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas and the Kerch Strait. The presence of people in the coastal zone, on piers and shore protection structures is life-threatening.
The Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations for the Republic of Crimea recommends following safety measures:
— exclude access to mountainous forest areas;
— refrain from going to the sea and inland waters;
— do not go to embankments and bank protection structures;
— pay attention to the condition of drainage systems, drainage channels, storm drains, and cleaning storm sewers from debris;
— limit your stay in the immediate vicinity of river beds, including dry ones.
— we recommend that the population living in close proximity to water bodies and in areas with dry riverbeds take measures to preserve their property.
— drivers of vehicles, if it is impossible to limit travel, be extremely careful on the road, do not exceed the speed limit and strictly follow the traffic rules.
— for tourists and lovers of wild recreation with a tent, during the period of the storm warning, we recommend that you refrain from the chosen type of recreation and postpone it to a more favorable period.
In bad weather, pay special attention to the safety of children and the elderly, and be attentive to others.
In case of emergency you should call:
“112” is a single rescue phone;
“01 or 101” — from mobile phones;
(3652) 55-09-04 — helpline of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Republic of Crimea.