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The cyclone that hit Sakhalin reached the Kurile Islands

A powerful snow cyclone, which invaded Sakhalin on the Sea of ​​Okhotsk on Tuesday, on Wednesday acquired a hurricane force and reached the Kuril Islands. According to Sakhalinhydromet, the weather will continue to deteriorate.

It is reported that the weather began to deteriorate in the Kuril Islands. In Kurilsk, the wind on the coast reached 25 m / s and continues to increase, a heavy snowfall began.

On Sakhalin itself, five villages have been de-energized, the press service of Sakhalinenergo informed, in turn. At 16.00 local time (08.00 Moscow time) without light there are the villages of Chistovodnoe and Zydidayevo of the Kholmsky district, which were reported earlier, as well as the villages of Olshanka, Orlovo and Porechye of the Uglegorsk district. Despite difficult weather conditions and marked roads, energy companies are searching for damaged sections of power lines, using snowmobiles and special skis. The repair teams managed to restore the power supply to Dalnee village in the suburb of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

As reported, the snowy cyclone that covered Sakhalin led to the interruption of the interurban bus service of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with Poronaisk, Makarov and Uglegorsk. According to the district administrations, restrictions have also been imposed on the passenger traffic between Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Nevelskoye, Kholmsk, two sections of the main artery of the island of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-Okha are closed.

The storm began in the Gulf of Tatar. The ferry crossing of Kholmsk-Vanino is closed late on Tuesday, until the weather improves, which is expected not earlier than Friday night.

Sakhalinhydrometsluzhba on Wednesday published a forecast, according to which weather improvement is expected not earlier than Saturday. As expected, the cyclone will weaken in the region by the evening of Wednesday, but it will be replaced immediately by another cyclone with a hurricane from the Pacific Ocean. The second typhoon will pass the island from north to south. Today, wind speeds of up to 33 m / s are raging on Paramushira (northern Kuriles), on Thursday the cyclone will shift to the southern regions of Sakhalin.