A strong ice and snow storm in Vladivostok, a city located in the far east of Russia, left about 150 thousand residents without electricity and without water supply since Thursday (19). Because of the damage, the local government declared a state of emergency.
Images show the size of the destruction caused by the winds and the accumulation of snow. Trees destroyed electrical wiring and blocked roads in Vladivostok. See the VIDEO below.
Ice storm leaves thousands of people without light in Vladivostok, Russia
Russian authorities said, according to the France Presse agency, that it could take days before the energy returns to the city.
On Thursday, the agency Tass said, a power plant that supplies electricity to the region had to have its activities stopped because of the blizzard.
Heavy cold, freezing rain and snow changed the landscape of Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday (19) – Photo: Yuri Maltsev / Reuters
Storm destroyed wiring and caused disturbance in Vladivostok, eastern Russia, on Friday (20) – Photo: Yuri Maltsev / Reuters
Temperatures in Vladivostok remained low during the week: on Thursday, the high was at 0 ° C and the minimum at -4 ° C. The marks, near the freezing point, justify the mixture of frozen water and snow that took over the city streets.
The head of the local meteorological service, Boris Kubay, told news agencies that the phenomenon was caused by the encounter of two simultaneous storms: one carrying hot air and the other carrying cold air. This generated bursts that generated a wave of destruction.
According to Kubay, there was an ice accumulation of just over 1 cm that was not seen in the region for 30 years.
Vladivostok’s location – MAPA – Photo: G1 Mundo
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