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Many parts of Russia's Far East have been hit by blizzards.

Many parts of Russia’s Far East have been hit by blizzards.

by YCPress

According to the Russian News Agency, starting from the 16th local time, many areas of the Russian Far East have been hit by blizzards due to strong cyclones from the Sea of Japan.

The Soviet port and Vanino region of Khabarovsk Oblast declared a state of emergency due to the impact of the blizzard.

The maximum wind in some parts of the Soviet port city located in the coastal area reached 35 meters per second, accompanied by heavy snow, and a large number of building roofs in the city were overturned by strong winds.

Therefore, the local government announced the closure of primary and secondary schools and advised residents not to go out to the street as much as possible.

In addition, most parts of Sakhalin State were also hit by blizzards, with average winds of 25 meters per second in the southern part of the state, and the maximum wind in the South Kuril Islands region was 30 meters per second.

The coastal city of Homsk was also affected by the storm surge. Some coastal streets were submerged by the sea and a large number of cars were washed into the sea.

In addition, due to the damage to transmission lines, power was cut off at 13 settlements in the state, and most of the intercity roads in the southern part of the state were temporarily closed, which affected and delayed several inbound and outbound flights at the capital South Sakhalinsk Airport.

The Sakhalin Emergency Department issued a storm warning in 14 areas, recommending that residents minimize going out, and primary and secondary schools will provide online teaching during the blizzard. Meteorological experts predict that the blizzard weather will begin to gradually weaken on the night of the 17th local time.

The survey and garrivii was affected by the storm caused by the cyclone. The Ministry of Local Emergency Situations issued avalanche danger warnings in several areas.

From the 18th to 20th, residents were advised to stay away from the mountainous area. Enterprises and tourist resorts located near the mountainous area need to improve avalanche prevention measures to avoid accidents.