Municipality of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk distributed warning canceled Saturday classes at schools in the city because of a snowstorm, the press service of the town hall.
On Friday, the south of the island went active cyclone. In southern Sakhalin — severe blizzard with visibility less than 500 meters in winds of 20-25 meters per second. Declared a storm warning.
"In connection with the passage of the snow storm and the predicted worsening weather, February 9, 2013 the first shift canceled classes for students of all grades of schools in the urban district Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk," — said in a statement.
According to forecasters, the first half of the ninth night in February in four areas: Korsakov, Dolinsky, Aniva and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk remain strong snowstorm with visibility less than 500 meters, with the wind 23-28 meters per second. February ninth in the Kuril and South Kuril areas expected moderate snow (7-9 mm) in winds of 25-30 meters per second in the North Kurile region expected heavy snow (7-19 mm) in winds of 20-25 meters per second .
February ninth of avalanches in areas Dolinsky, Tomari, Aniva, Kholmsk and Nevelsk districts and the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Rescuers recommend Sakhalin residents not to leave the settlements, to take care of the additional light source, to charge cell phone batteries, to clarify the whereabouts of their loved ones.