The regional government press service notes that Governor Valery Limarenko gave instructions to start repairs immediately after the end of the cyclone. A contractor has already been found who will be able to quickly carry out the work and the materials have been prepared.
In addition, transport links were interrupted. Until December 27, the Vanino-Kholmsk ferry crossing, which connects the island with the mainland, was closed. The Blagoveshchensk-Okha flight was delayed.
District heads and heads of organizations were warned about the worsening weather conditions the day before, and were able to prepare for the possible occurrence of emergencies. All services in the region, including electrical engineers, specialists in housing and communal services, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the civil defense agency, emergency protection and fire safety, were transferred to high alert mode. More than 170 snowplows took to the streets of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
– To ensure safe and uninterrupted traffic, changes in weather conditions are monitored, traffic conditions are monitored, and operational interaction with emergency services is carried out. Given the possibility of precipitation, 50 teams are on duty in the inter-municipal and regional network at night, ready to go punctually to clean the roads. The snowplow team has also been put on alert, which is in the balance of the municipalities through which the cyclone is expected to pass, – said Eduard Ri, First Deputy Minister of Transport and Highways.