Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

The deputy commissioner has advised the people living in the avalanche prone areas to temporarily evacuate.

By: Press Trust of India | Jammu | Updated: February 1, 2015 6:46:25 pm
Avalanche, Kashmir, Doda, Avalanche in Doda, Avalanche in Kashmir Season’s first snowfall brought with it troubles for commuters as traffic along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was affected, many flights too were cancelled. (Source: Express photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

The authorities in the mountainous district of Doda on Sunday issued an avalanche warning and have advised people not to venture in avalanche prone areas of the district.

“In wake of weather predictions by the meteorology department, deputy commissioner, Doda Bhupinder Kumar has issued avalanche warning as the climate is likely to deteriorate from Feb 1 to 3 in avalanche prone areas of the district which are above the altitude of 2500 meters,” an official spokesman said here on Sunday.

The deputy commissioner has advised the people living in the avalanche prone areas to temporarily leave their houses and evacuate to safer places.

“The people have been advised not to clean snow deposited on rooftops of the houses and bunkers to avoid any untoward incident during the snowfall,” the spokesman added.

Kumar has also directed the officers to ensure that there is no disruption of essential services, power and water supply, health care services and that there is no shortage of food grains and kerosene oil in the district.

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