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Hurricane approaching Russia Far East islands

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A strong hurricane is travelling from Japan to Kuriles and Sakhalin.

An emergency warning was issued on all islands in the Russian Far East on Saturday.

Winds with velocities of 35 meters a second and nine metre-high waves are expected on South Kuriles on Sunday, January 7, Sakhalin meteorological services said.

Ships have received the warning and are hurrying from the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea to shelters.

Torrential rains are expected on Kuriles, and heavy snowfalls and blizzards on Sakhalin.

The Sakhalin regional directorate of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry is keeping under control readiness of all rescue services for the hurricane.

© Itar-Tass

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