PRAGUE, 9 March, Caucasus Times. Regional services of the Russian Ministry for Extraordinary Situations reported that strong winds caused numerous cuts in electricity supplies in the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Region and in Ingushetia. As a result of the storm winds, several thousand people remained without electricity.
Thus, according to the information from the Ministry for Extraordinary Situation in Krasnodar Region, more than seven thousand people remained without electricity in the city of Sochi and in 13 neighbouring settlements. Lazarevsky district of Krasnodar Region was one of the most heavily damaged. Wind in this area was about 25 metres per second.
Ministry of Extraordinary Situations in Ingushetia reported that as a result of strong winds about 25-30 meters per second, some of the lines of electric transmission have been seriously damaged in Nazran, Nazran district and in Dzheirakh district of Ingushetia.
In Stavropol Region, storm winds that came on 5 March and lasted for two more days, caused 1.5 million rubles damage. According to press service of the company “Stavropolenergo”, 41 lines of electric transmission and 184 transformer sub-stations were damaged.
57 special task forces are currently working on the restoration of the damaged equipment in 18 settlements, which remained without electricity. No casualties have been reported.