"As of 11:40 am (06:40 Moscow time), 43 settlements in 14 districts remain disconnected: 7,071 residential buildings in which 28,512 people live, 31 social facilities", - reported in the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Earlier, the department clarified that the power supply was turned off in 78 settlements for security reasons.
Forecasters predict wind gusts up to 20 meters per second, and in some places up to 27 meters per second. In the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia in the Irkutsk Region, there is an operational headquarters. Rescuers strongly recommend that citizens, if possible, stay at home, and also not use the ice crossing to Olkhon Island.
All Shrovetide festivities in Irkutsk have been canceled.
"Under such weather conditions, it is unsafe to carry out holiday fun, erect a pole, mount and burn a scarecrow. There will also be no festive trade and concerts", - said the deputy mayor, head of the committee on social policy and culture of the administration, Vitaly Baryshnikov.
It's worth reminding that on March 12 in Dagestan over one hundred thousand people were left without electricity due to bad weather.