Wednesday, Nov 25 2020
All Cities
Choose Your City
'The Eastern Section of the Great Vasyugan Mire has been nominated for the Unesco World Heritage List'
A.J.Haywood

State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems

By The Siberian Times reporter
19 November 2020

Weather apocalypse leaves 120,000 people without electricity, many without heating and water at -1C.

Weather will worsen tomorrow, regional governor Oleg Kozhemiako said, urging residents to take extra care and to stay home if it was possible. Picture: social media

Overnight ice rain and north winds turned Vladivostok, Russia’s Pacific capitalб and most of the Primorye region into a frozen land with hundreds of power lines cut by wet snow.

In Vladivostok alone 900 block of flats were left without electricity, while elsewhere in the region 120,000 people reported problems with heating, light and water in flats and private households. 

Flights were delayed, many roads and several bridges were shut with local authorities urging drivers to stay home. Schools and kindergartens had to close. 

A huge concrete slab fell on a Nissan X-Trail parked in the yard of 34 Neibuta street in Vladivostok, with the car owner evading it by a miracle. 

Video: social media

The moment caught on CCTV showed Alexander the car owner clearing ice and raising head to check out the source of strange sound - to leap back and watch a part of the building cladding smashing the vehicle a second later. 

27-year old Alexander, married father of one, said that a moment before it happened his wife Daria went upstairs to get some hot water to help them clear ice. 

Next to their block of flats, at 47a Neibuta street in Vladivostok a concrete post collapsed on a Toyota Passo, smashing its roof and its back side. 

State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems 


State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems 


State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems 


State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems 


State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems 

State of emergency in Russian Far East as ice rain causes collapse of key systems. Pictures: VL.ru 


Weather will worsen tomorrow, regional governor Oleg Kozhemiako said, urging residents to take extra care and to stay home if it was possible. 

‘Emergency services are working to eliminate the consequences.

‘The weather in Primorye is expected to worsen tomorrow, so I’m asking you to stay home if possible and not to take your children to school and kindergarten. I am asking companies managers to organise remote work’, he wrote on the social media page.

Tags:

Comments (4)

The moral of this story is "Cars can be replaced, humans can't" in this case, well done "Human".


May nature be kind very soon & relieve you all of its most awful harshness.
Jaker, Dundalk
25/11/2020 10:33
0
0
Pray for Vladiovostok
Muhammad Iqbal Abdullah, Sukoharjo, Indonesia
22/11/2020 21:05
0
0
What if it was the wife that made the concrete collapse? Just saying.........
Joe, United States
21/11/2020 02:46
0
4
i have seen this video where that piece of concrete came falling on the car. the man for sure will celebrate his second birthday for the next few days...
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
20/11/2020 05:51
6
0
1

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy

Name

Town/Country

Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory


News

Business

The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies
EUR89.89USD75.47GBP100.83Other...