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Moscow Blackout-2005: The death and destruction there. Until

May 25 2005
15:56

Moscow paralyzed the largest man-made disaster . As a result of accidents at substations without electricity for the remaining areas Kapotnya, Marino, Biryulyovo, Chertanovo. Switched off the electricity on Leninsky Prospekt, Ryazan highway, road enthusiasts in the area Ordynka.

In the pre-Edison times plunged Orekhovo-Borisovo, Lyubertsy, New Cheryomushki, Zhulebino, Brateevo, Perov, Lublin. Not working elevators, air conditioners, Internet Service Providers. Paralyzed traffic on several subway lines. At one site only from the station "Serpuhovskaya" to "Boulevard of Dmitry Donskoy rose 43 ended with 20 000 passengers. Evacuation of prisoners is blocked in tunnels. Do not work Kaluzhsko-Riga, Zamoskvoretskaya, Kalinin, Butovskaya, Lublin line. At many stations and passages there is no light.

There is no electricity in 25 cities in the Moscow region, Tula and Kaluga regions. Not supplied electricity to hospitals and morgues. Some of them are connected to redundant power supply. Unfortunately, not all, because only in Moscow without electricity there are 15 hospitals.

Gauging public transport. Traffic lights do not work, as a result of road congestion. Due to the shutdown of traffic lights is paralyzed, in particular, Trifonovskaya street - everything. Phone traffic police have remained silent in the heart of the south-east of the capital.

In some areas of Moscow, for example, in Konkovo, the people left without water (pumping stations are not supplied electricity). In the city in droves closed stalls and shops. In the Southern, Southwestern, South-East districts do not have mobile phones.

As has been repeatedly stated cause of the accident was a fire and explosion at the station Chagino in Kapotnya. Version of the attack is considered likely to decency. The reason is called for May unprecedented heat.

In Moscow, really hot. The previous maximum temperature here was recorded in 1983, before - in 1921 and 1919, respectively. Meteorologists say that in the next day Moscow and the region have a solid chance to beat the absolute temperature record - 31.8 degrees, set May 29, 1891, ie 114 years ago. However, stop!

Would like to take this opportunity to appeal to fellow journalists, who in those hours actively replicate stupidity that caused the catastrophe was the heat. Guys, wake up! In Moscow, it's much hotter and personal - are still alive. Bad dancer always something specific way. For example, heat ...

Today's technological catastrophe in Moscow has a number of striking analogies in world practice. Here is one of the last - 14 August 2003 as a result of power outages in eight U.S. states and Ontario, Canada 50 million people were without electricity for more than a day. Emergency in the power system, called Blackout-2003, led to a halt more than 100 stations, including 22 nuclear reactors. Two economies have been damaged in excess of $ 6 billion.

Blackout-2003 Canadian eyewitness recalls: "Throughout the 23-storey building is a power outage. Well, it happens sometimes. Became anxious when in a few hours all remained still, it's not Canadian. First thoughts were, of course, the terrorist attacks, because the number of United States, a 10-hour drive - New York City. Fortunately, I had the receiver on batteries, according to him, I heard the announcement about the accident and requested the Prime Minister's province to residents to remain calm, because nothing bad happens. " This man lives in Ottawa, a small town and mostly one-story. There is not Moscow's 12 million people, no traffic jams in Moscow, nor the Moscow subway, or the Russian "off-road and sloppiness."We are still at the mercy of God, consciousness of citizens, and if that stryasetsya on MOE.

Main - sverhtsel! - To the night of all or almost all communications were restored. To the streets was light and the relative order. Otherwise, as happens in Los Angeles in the early 90's when Blackout was the cause of the total looting of which are still remembered with a shudder.

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