"As of 18:00 p.m., the damage caused by the disaster is about 490 million rubles," TASS quoted him as saying.

Sadakliyev added that the calculation of the damage caused continues. He did not rule out that this amount will be doubled after the final calculations.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin listened to a report by the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, on the scale of destruction on the peninsula caused by a powerful storm and squally winds.

According to Aksyonov, work continues on the peninsula to restore power supply.