They are troubling times for persons living in some of the coldest places on earth where it has been disclosed that the temperatures are falling to the extreme lows. It is the worst case scenario considering that even thermometers are being rendered useless due to the extreme weather conditions.
An expert familiar with the matter said, “Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia on Tuesday plunged to minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas. In Yakutia — about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — where students routinely go to school in minus 40 degrees, school was canceled throughout the region.”
The local police have moved out in a strong way to issue out an order that will see parents in the region keep all their children at home. It was over the weekend when reports came out that two men had frozen to death as they made efforts to move past a nearby bush and that was after the car they had been travelling in broke down.
Fortunately, there were three others that survived and it is believed they were wearing warmer clothes and the local investigators are calling out upon all persons in the area to do their level best to stay warm.
It was on Tuesday when the press office of Yakutia’s governor outlined that there was need for the large number of businesses in the region to be well equipped in terms of setting in place backup power generators not forgetting a working central heating.
The village of Oymyakon is one of the places around the globe that experiences the most extreme cold temperatures yet it is still inhabited.
Yakutia is home to about 1 million people and they are all well conversant with what cold weather is all about and that might be the reason as to why the cold spell that occurred this week did not dominate headlines in the local media. But there were several media outlets which ran stories of stunts and selfies in the extreme cold.