Almost 1,500 inhabited localities remain without electricity after a hurricane swept across the European part of Russia in the small hours of October 8, reported the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
As of today, according to the ministry's information department, repair teams have restored energy supplies in 1,468 inhabited localities out of the almost 3,000 that were left without electricity.
A gale-strength wind had swept across 100 districts of 9 Russian regions /Leningrad, Oryol, Ryazan, Lipetsk, Vladimir, Tula, Moscow, Kaluga and Kursk/, killing 3 people and damaging more than 2,500 dwelling houses and administrative buildings.
Ongoing repairs involve more than 4,200 people and 1,135 pieces of equipment.
The head of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, confirmed the death of Major General Vladimir Zavadsky.