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Squally wind cut out 74 settlements of Mogilev region from electricity

Last week-end a squally wind cut out 74 settlements of Mogilev region from electricity. The information is provided by Konstantin Putilo, a director general of the republican unitary enterprise “Mogilevenergo”.

Wind blowings were about 15-20 meters a second. Fallen trees caused problems with electricity. The consequences of the disaster were removed on-the-fly – within a couple of hours. Only two villages were cut out from electricity supply for 11 hours. There were problems with identifying the location of electricity line damages. 38 mobile teams were fighting with disaster consequences. By Monday’s morning the problem was completely solved.

Petr Rudnik, the head of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee, entrusted power men and regional forestries to cut down unsafe trees along electricity lines to minimize disaster damages in future.
Special attention was paid to the question of cleaning roofs from snow that became heavier with warm weather.

The other issue of great importance was preparation of communal services for high water season. Petr Rudnik recommended to take under control all hydro technical constructions of the region and to carry out preventive informative work with the population.

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