The Prosecutor General’s office accused Roshydromet in an erroneous forecast for a hurricane in Moscow

Russian Prosecutor General’s office accused the Roshydromet, in the wrong weather forecast before the may hurricane in Moscow, which killed 15 people. About it in interview to the newspaper “Kommersant” said the representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy.

According to him, checking Department discovered that an inaccurate weather forecasts was one of the causes of “catastrophic consequences”. They said that the wind gusts on this day will not exceed 22 meters per second. In fact the figure reached 30 meters per second.

Also, the Prosecutor’s office found the lack of monitoring stations in Adygea, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Mari El, Chechnya, Nenets Autonomous district and the Altai region. Only seven percent of the observations are able to measure air pollution.

Hurricane in Moscow was held the afternoon of 29 may. In different areas of the city were fallen trees and billboards ripped from the ground pavilions public transport. About 200 people were injured.