Cyclone on Sakhalin has damaged the roofs of buildings 46

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova in photosangelina snowstorm on Sakhalin. Archival photoCyclone on Sakhalin has damaged the roofs of buildings 46© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova the image Bank

A powerful cyclone on Sakhalin has damaged the roof 46 of the buildings, said on Thursday the press service of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia across the Sakhalin region.

«As of 09.00 am (01.00 GMT) the cyclone is completing to exert its influence in the region. As a result, his impact was partially damaged the roof 46 of the building. Clarification of the nature and extent of the damage and repair work scheduled for December 28», — stated in the message.

It is noted that until the weather improves and the final clearing of roads remains closed for vehicular traffic on several sections of highways.

Without power, according to the press-service of «Sakhalinenergo», there are 16 localities, of which 12 are de-energized completely, four partially. To eliminate the consequences involved 32 teams «Sakhalinenergo» — 148 people and 63 units of equipment. Just to eliminate the consequences of the cyclone involved 1161 persons and 344 units.

«On the West coast of the island, there remains a severe weather situation because of a snowstorm. In this regard, to carry out repairs on power lines in the Uglegorsk district difficult. To energy the challenge the rest of the week to restore regular scheme of power supply of settlements Uglegorsk district,» said the company.

The biggest blow the storm struck the Western coast of Sakhalin island, where wind gusts exceeding 40 meters per second.

The airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk works normally. Ferry remains closed until 30 December.