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Vladimir Ilyukhin asked the Minister of Emergency Situations Ministry to support budget financing of monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis in Kamchatka

Governor Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Ilyukhin met in Moscow with Minister of Emergency Situations of Russia Vladimir Puchkov, the press service of the Kamchatka government reported. During the meeting in Moscow, the head of the region appealed to Vladimir Puchkov with a request to support the issue of restoring budget financing for the earthquake and tsunami monitoring system in Kamchatka.

“In 2015, the federal budget subsidy for the maintenance and operation of facilities of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences was reduced by 40 million rubles. Lack of funds does not allow maintaining the objects of the new monitoring system at the proper level. For a territory like Kamchatka, an earthquake and tsunami warning system is of vital importance. To react in time, to give an alarm signal, to take the necessary measures in case of an emergency is the most important task for the regional emergency response system, ”said the head of the region.

According to Puchkov, the development of a system for forecasting earthquakes and tsunamis, early warning and warning of the population in the event of such natural hazards, is the most important issue for the Kamchatka region. Introducing modern monitoring and forecasting systems, a high level of response of fire and rescue units is provided, timely information of the population, risks of emergencies are reduced.

The head of the region noted that in the near future a letter with a request for help in solving the problem will be sent to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.

Also one of the topics of the meeting was the issue of providing comprehensive targeted assistance to victims of the crash of Batman"Far East" in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, as well as the families of the dead seamen.

The Minister noted that by search and rescue operations all the necessary forces of the Far Eastern Regional Center, aviation EMERCOM of Russia. Searches in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk are conducted by the Emergencies Ministry aviation and fishing vessels located in the area of ​​the shipwreck. The head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said that families the dead and the affected sailors are assisted by highly professional specialists of the center for emergency psychological assistance of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, physicians.

Vladimir Ilyukhin assured Vladimir Puchkov that the whole of the Kamchatka sailor who was aboard the ship would be provided necessary assistance.

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