Run – The Hurricane is Coming to Moscow…

Thunderstorms produce many hazards that put li...
Mother Nature is Not Done With Russia…

Today the weather is changing drastically. We are now staring at Thunderstorms with high winds. That is wonderful and once again I am in heaven. I grew up in the Midwest of America and these kind of storms are a treat to the senses…

But also once again people in Russia do not have the huge thunderstorms brought on by intermingling of hot and cold fronts like in America. That is until now…

So they really do not have good words to describe these storms. Sveta tells me that we are having a hurricane in Moscow! 🙂 I smile at the choice of words…

The news says hurricanes, monsoons and cyclones are destroying St. Petersburg

Then they say 15 meters per second wind speed. Now that equates into around 30 mph for us Americans. That is a good wind but it definitely does not fall into the hurricane, tornado, cyclone or monsoon winds category. Even if it reaches 40 mph it is a tiny tornado…

But for a country that rarely has a tornado much less a hurricane on its seashores. 30 mph is good enough to cause issues because they are not secured for that type of weather. In fact that kind of wind is just plain scary to them…

The Russian Weather-Forecasting Agency and Emergencies Ministry have already declared a hurricane warning.

Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has ordered moves to be made to ensure the safety of the residents.

Construction companies should ensure the suitableness of tower cranes and other high-rise structures. All emergency services will perform round the clock. Muscovite’s have been advised against walking outdoors, stopping or parking their cars under the trees or beam-less plate structures.

The upcoming cyclone is expected to bring along the atmospheric front from the northwest. The hurricane that hit the Leningrad, Pskov, Novgorod and Tver Regions on Sunday made 96,000 residents of these regions suffer from blackouts.

I added a little excerpt above from all the news goings on. I have seen policemen running all around and all the workers are tying things down…

I just love living in Russia. It is never boring here. We are either being suffocated by smoke or burned alive by heat. But now add to that, blown away by hurricanes… 🙂

Russia is cool!

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