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Cyclone to rage on Russian Pacific coast all Thursday

April 05, 2012, 9:28 UTC+3
Heavy snowfalls and the blizzard are raging in eastern Khabarovsk Territory
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VLADIVOSTOK, April 5 (Itar-Tass) —— A strong snow cyclone will be raging on Russian Pacific coast all Thursday. The Far Eastern regional emergency situation centre issued an emergency warning about probable emergency situations in the Sakhalin Region, the Khabarovsk and Kamchatka Territories.

Heavy snowfalls and the blizzard are raging in eastern Khabarovsk Territory, the winds reached 25-30 metres per second on the coast of the Tatar Strait. A strong blizzard is raging on Sakhalin, an avalanche hazard is looming. The waves reached 4-6 metres amid a storm on South Kuriles, off the Iturup Island and north-western coast of the Shikotan Island. The winds reached 30-35 metres per second on the south-western coast of Kamchatka and the avalanche hazard was declared in the mountainous areas of the peninsula.

The cyclone, which came on the Russian Pacific coast from southern Sakhalin, left without electric power supplies 24 settlements. The winds resulted in broken power lines, over 40 restoration teams of power utility workers are searching for broken power lines.

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