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Monday, March 19, 2018

“What is a meteorologist?”: Matvienko lashed out at weather forecasters

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko committees of the upper house of Parliament on defence and security, as well as on agrarian and food policy to deal with the situation around the Moscow hurricane may 29, which led to casualties and destruction. Question was raised as non-immediate notification of citizens about the dangers.

photo: Elizabeth Clasina

“What we have met, why did he not foresee it, why not established timely information to our citizens?” – quotes “Interfax” words Matvienko.

About the issue at a meeting of the Federation Council on Wednesday said Senator Franz Klintsevich. He drew attention to the dispute between Roshydromet and EMERCOM – some say not responded in time, while others complain about old equipment and the inability to give a full objective assessment. Klintsevich believes that the test needs to determine what happened. It is necessary to remove tension in society, said the Senator.

According to official data of the Investigative Committee of Russia, during the hurricane killed 15 people in the hospital got about 200 victims. Were knocked down thousands of trees, damaged cars. The strong wind hid the roofs from buildings.

Warning about forthcoming natural disasters were not all residents of the capital region. Cellular operators at the same time claim that he acted in accordance with the instructions. Some, however, claim to have received a request MOE to alert subscribers in the second half of the day.

The MOE, in turn, say that received from Roshydromet forecast did not require emergency notification. It talked about the wind speed below 25 m/c that does not fall under the criteria of emergency.

See photo essay on the topic:

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Hurricane in Moscow. Chronicle of events

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