In the MOE explained the absence of emergency warning for a hurricane

Emergency notification of the population about the wind gusts in Moscow on may 29 was not held because the forecast of Roshydromet did not fall under the category of “emergency.” About the Agency TASS said the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

“According to the classification of EMERCOM of Russia, which defines “levels of risk” and the procedure of informing and warning received the forecast did not fall under the criteria of “emergency”, as the wind speed is expected at least 25 meters per second, that is, 17-22 meters per second. Another forecast of Roshydromet was received was not”, — explained in the MOE.

The Ministry added that in line with the forecast of the Ministry of emergency situations informed citizens through the media, social networks, websites of the regional EMERCOM of Russia and SMS-sending.

Earlier, representatives of Metropolitan mobile operators said that they were unable to warn callers of impending to Moscow the hurricane on Monday, may 29, as the notice from the Ministry of emergencies came too late.

According to the latest data, the number of victims held in the Moscow region of the hurricane amounted to 15 people. In the Moscow health Department said that medical care after the storm turned 168 people, 146 of whom were hospitalized.

Hit the capital, a hurricane damaged the roof more than 180 buildings, from the disaster suffered more than 1.9 thousand cars, more than 6.5 felled thousands of trees.