The Plenipotentiary in UrFO criticized the preparation of the Ural region for the fire season


RIA Novosti

Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Urals Federal district (UFD), Igor Kholmanskikh criticized the training of the Ural region for the fire season. He stated at the Board meeting on safety in the videoconference.

According to Kholmanskikh, arrived for the meeting information shows that the available forces and means of civil defense in the regions not yet fully meet the requirements of the real threats and dangers. Slowly the issues of enforcement of protective constructions of civil defense in working condition, he said.

“There are some problems with the creation and reconstruction of the systems of warning the population. The head of state in November of 2016 by decree No. 1522 was made the decision on creation in Russia of an integrated system of emergency public warning about the threat of occurrence or occurrence of emergency situations”, – said the envoy.

Kholmanskikh noted that the requirements of the decree was executed only four regions, including Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (other subjects he did not specify). The envoy asked the regions to pay attention to the forecast of Roshydromet. “Fire season 2017 is expected to increase average annual temperatures, rainfall below normal. It is possible that in the current year, we are faced with fighting fires in high goremote. Ask the heads of regions to take into account this when preparing for the fire season,” he explained.

Last year in the Urals there was a difficult fire situation because of the hot summer. While wildfires raged even in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district, which previously were not included in the summaries fire-hazardous environment. Summer 2016 in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district was the hottest for all history of meteorological observations in the region from 1861. The air temperature was up to plus 38 degrees.

On the territory of Sverdlovsk region forest fires raged on the area of 2870 ha. was Also observed natural fires on the territory of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district, where in 2016 it was 407 fires on the area of about 5.8 hectares.