May 31, the Federation Council will consider amendments to the laws on the alert citizens about emergencies

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in photobunny phone. Archival photoMay 31, the Federation Council will consider amendments to the laws on the alert citizens about emergencies© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Senators on Wednesday will consider amendments to laws allowing all available means to inform citizens about emergency situations, changes in the environment supported the Federation Council Committee on ekonompolitike.

Changes to the law on communications and the media. The document establishes the obligation of operators to provide broadcast alerts and emergency information on dangers arising from the threat or emergence of emergency situations of natural and technogenic character, and also when maintaining hostilities or owing to these actions.

Also citizens will be informed about the rules of conduct of the population and the need for protection activities. This establishes that the operators fulfil this obligation gratuitously. The law is fixed, that the provision of communications services for television and radio broadcasting transmission operators such alerts and emergency information about the dangers is not a termination of communications services.

The proposed changes are aimed at increasing the efficiency of the system for responding to threats and emergencies, creating additional conditions for timely notification and informing of the population about emergency situations through communication networks and the media.

«Natural disaster in Moscow showed that the population is in urgent need of notification of such disasters,» — said the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Alexei Mayorov.

«We unfortunately lost yesterday in people’s lives. To continue to prevent this, we accept this law, to use every available means to inform the population of mobile communication, radio and television — about any possible natural disasters or other emergency situations,» said the Senator.

The hurricane passed in the Moscow region on Monday afternoon, causing significant damage and casualties. According to SK Russian Federation, in the capital killed 10 people in region five. Also, according to the Agency, suffered about 200 people. The Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov said about the five dead in the area. The Department of health of Moscow reported that more than 100 victims remain in hospitals.

Damaged more than 1.5 thousand cars, broken glass, and hundreds of trees broken or uprooted, Lyubertsy crane fell, the trains were detained.

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