Fresh avalanche warning issued for Kashmir, Kargil

KL News Network


Divisional Administration Kashmir on Saturday issued a fresh medium danger avalanche warning for next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley and Kargil district.

“Medium danger avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from February 04 to February 05, 2017 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Anantnag and Kargil districts of Kashmir Division” a statement of the Divisional Administration said.

Accordingly, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Kargil have been asked to take precautionary measures in their respective districts and advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during the aforementioned period and to keep clearing snow depositions from roof tops of their houses and bunkers to avoid damages.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Saturday issued avalanche warning for next 24 hours for higher reaches and avalanche-prone areas of Kupwara district.

He said medium danger avalanche warning exists for Keran, Karnah, Machil Tanghdar, Budnamal, Jumgund Nowgam, Kumkadi, higher reaches of Kralpora area and other sloppy areas of the district from February 3 to February 4, 2017.

Accordingly, people residing in these areas have been asked to take necessary precaution while moving outside their homes and refrain from venturing outside during the night hours for their own safety.

In case of any exigency general public have been asked to contact the district administration control room on 01955-252280, 253335, 9596472005, PCR Kupwara/Handwara on 01955-252451 and 01955-262295 respectively.

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