Natural disasters this spring and summer are threatening emergencies on the roads of Russia

Emergency Ministry warns of high risk of spring and summer of 2013 emergencies on highways all the eight federal districts of the country due to various natural disasters, including floods and erosion vanishing road.

In December 2012, heavy snowfall in the Tver and Novgorod regions has created a lot of problems for motorists. On the M-10 was the accumulation of heavy vehicles in both directions, formed two giant cork most difficult was the situation in the area of Torzhok, Tver Region. According to the MOE, the length of congestion on the road was about 200 kilometers, traffic was disrupted for more than 4 thousand trucks.

"The greatest risk of emergencies related to the difficulty of movement on the roads, it is projected in the Far East (Magadan, Sakhalin, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Region, Khabarovsk, Primorsky Krai, southern Yakutia), Siberian (Transbaikal region, Irkutsk, Tomsk region, Buryatia Republic Altai, Tuva, Khakassia), Urals (Tyumen Region), Volga (throughout, except for the Kirov, Penza, Mari El, Mordovia), Central (Tula, Ivanovo, Voronezh, Moscow region, Russia), North West (Arkhangelsk , Murmansk region), Southern (Krasnodar, Volgograd, Astrakhan region of Adygea), North Caucasus (throughout) federal districts, "- said in a forecast of the Centre" Antistikhia "in 2013.

According to authorities, the emergency situation on the roads, including traffic jams can cause mudslides, landslides, erosion of the roadway, as well as the dense fog.

In recent years, the number of natural hazards and major technological disasters is growing. Disaster risks arising from global climate change, and economic activity are a significant threat to the population and the economy.

According to MOE, in areas of possible impact of the damaging factors in accidents at critical and potentially dangerous objects are more than 90 million Russians, or 60% of the population. The annual economic cost (direct and indirect) from emergencies of various kinds can reach 1.5-2% of gross domestic product — from 675 to 900 billion rubles.

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