Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the high growth in 2012 of natural hazards (OPYA), whose number exceeded long-term averages by nearly 60%, while last year — more than 41%.
"In 2012, the trend of increase in the number of natural hazards (for 10 months in 2012 registered 417 OPYA that above long-term averages at 59.2%) and higher than the same period of 2011 by 41.4% (295 OPYA)", — said in the forecast center "Antistikhia" in 2013.
According to authorities, for ten months of the year in Russia was 146 emergencies of natural origin, which is 2.4 times higher than the same period of 2011 (61 PS).
In 2012, natural hazards have been reported in 78 subjects (in 2011 — in 67 subjects). Most of them occurred in the Far East (Sakhalin), Siberia (Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Transbaikalia territory, Republic of Altai, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Tomsk Oblast), Volga (Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Samara region), Central (Voronezh region) , South (Krasnodar, Rostov region) and the North Caucasus Federal District (Stavropol Territory).
"The average value was exceeded in the regions of the Far East (Yakutia, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin region), Siberia (Altai, Transbaikalia, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Altai, Buryatia, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Tomsk Oblast), Volga (Tatarstan, Mordovia, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Samara Region), North West (Kaliningrad region), Central (Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk, Tambov, Ryazan, Lipetsk region), Southern (Krasnodar, Rostov region), North Caucasus (Stavropol region, Dagestan, Karachai-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria) federal districts "- the document says.