Avalanche warning issued for higher reaches of Kupwara

Avalanche warning issued for higher reaches of Kupwara

SRINAGAR: According to a statement issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches and avalanche prone areas of Kupwara district.
“Medium danger avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from January 16 to January 17, 2017(1700 hrs) exists for avalanche prone slopes above 2600 meter attitude in Kupwara,” the statement said.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara has been asked to take all the precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, owing to adverse weather forecast from January 16 to January 20 for Kashmir Division, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara today directed the senior district officers to remain present at their respective headquarters for better coordination in meeting any exigency.
He directed the officers to take all the necessary measures to ensure normal life doesn’t get disrupted and snow clearance machines are kept ready at all important points.
Furthermore, the DC asked the general public not to venture in avalanche prone areas and in case of any emergency contact district administration of Control Room no: 01955-252280, 253335, 9596472005, PCR Kupwara/ Handwara on 01955-252451 and 01955-262295 respectively.
—Information Deptt

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