The leading specialist of Phobos, Mikhail Leus, predicted the possible appearance of tornadoes in at least four more regions of Russia. In an interview with “Lenta.ru” he said that the cause of this natural phenomenon is the cold atmospheric front of the cyclone that has come to the north-west of the country.
On Monday, August 2, in the Tver region, the wind increased to 25 meters per second. Thunderstorm began. The worst of all the elements cleared up in the city of Andreapol. There, trees fell on roads and residential buildings. At least 90 trees have been felled. The tornado damaged power lines, causing problems with electricity in the region.
Three people became victims of the disaster – two adults and a child. According to the latest data, the number of victims has reached 15, reports TASS… Strong winds partially destroyed the roofs of about 70 buildings. 1.6 thousand houses are de-energized in the Tver region.
Emergency services have begun to eliminate the consequences. The commission was headed by the governor of the Tver region Igor Rudenya. The head of the region instructed to provide all the necessary assistance to the victims and their families, to promptly restore the power supply, and carry out other work.
In the Tver region, due to bad weather, an emergency warning and a yellow level of weather hazard were announced.
Mikhail Leus noted that on August 3, a similar situation, which was observed in the Tver region, will occur in the region of the middle Volga region. There, the expert said, moved a cold atmospheric front, which is the root cause of weather phenomena such as tornado. “Today the middle Volga region can get a similar phenomenon. In Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Saratov, Samara and other regions, something similar will be observed, “- shared the leading specialist of Phobos.
He noted that yesterday the same weather situation was also observed in the Nizhny Novgorod region. “The moment of the phenomenon is not captured, but there are results of this phenomenon. There are a lot of trees along the road, ”Leus said. In addition, the specialist noted, similar weather phenomena were recorded on August 2 and on the territory of the Polovskiy district in Belarus.
In June, heavy rains fell on the east of Crimea, and one and a half monthly precipitation fell in Kerch and the surrounding areas. The officially confirmed amount of damage from bad weather on the peninsula amounted to 4.6 billion rubles.