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Спасатели на Камчатке с помощью БПЛА следят за дорожной обстановкой во время метели In Kamchatka, where now raging cyclone, drones are used to monitor traffic, said on Thursday Interfax with reference to GU Ministry of emergency situations of Russia on the Kamchatka edge.

“Their run was carried out in the Kamchatka rescue center of EMERCOM of Russia. Currently, the “drones” are monitoring the situation on the roads of the Elizovsky district,” the statement reads.

Rescuers explain that these aircraft can quickly survey a large area in a timely manner to detect motorists who need assistance and direct them to the rescue of the rescuers.

“Meanwhile, the roads continue to function and operational teams of rescuers and firefighters that are on the cars terrain also carry out patrols and, if necessary, provide assistance to owners of cars, causing a roll-over car in the ditch”, – stated in the message.

In addition, on the Federal highway “Nikolaev – Airport” deployed a mobile heating point where the drivers, if necessary, can drink hot tea, keep warm and continue your journey.

As reported, a powerful cyclone hit South Kamchatka in the night on Thursday. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, places in Ust-Bolsheretsk, Yelizovo, Milkovo in the South of the district is heavy wet snow, blowing wind.

In connection with the passage of the cyclone, emergency services in Kamchatka translated into high alert mode. Storm warning is declared and in several areas of the Kamchatka avalanche danger. Classes in schools of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Thursday cancelled.

The airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is operating normally. Meanwhile, flights on the local airlines cancelled until weather conditions improve.

According to the MOE, accidents on socially important and potentially dangerous objects has not occurred. Road services continue clearing roads in the settlements and outside them.

According to the forecast, the bad weather will continue for Thursday.