Storm warning announced in the Voronezh region

Voronezh rescuers declared a storm warning in the region due to the 30-degree heat and extreme fire danger, said on Tuesday regupravlenie MOE.

Abnormally hot weather in the Voronezh region is from May 6. Thermometer during the day almost never drops below 25 degrees Celsius with an average temperature at this time plus 15 degrees.

"From Voronezh Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, received" Storm Warning "22 May from 15.00 to 18.00 MSK and in the afternoon on May 23 in the region is expected very hot," — said in a statement.

The maximum temperature will reach 30 degrees, that of 22 May will be a record. Before that, the maximum temperature — 28 degrees — was observed in 1994. The minimum temperature for May 22 — 0.4 degrees Celsius — was in 1990.

Now Voronezh 25 degrees Celsius.

Rescue workers have also reported the fifth grade are burning in the area (extreme fire danger). Because of the heat the chances of forest fires and landscape.

MOE encourages not burn cottonwood fluff and not fuel the fires near the forest, near the suburban areas and the backyard.

Wildfires destroyed in 2010 in the Voronezh region, about 20,000 hectares of forest. Burned 309 homes and 800 outbuildings in 21 settlements. Homeless were 720 people (359 families), six people were killed. Damage from the fire was about 1.5 billion rubles.

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