Avalanche warning issued for J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued an avalanche warning on Friday for the next 24 hours for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Avalanche warning issued for J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
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New Delhi: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued an avalanche warning on Friday for the next 24 hours for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

They said that an avalanche warning will be valid from 5 pm on Friday to 5 pm on Saturday.

The authority issued the warning after a report from the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Chandigarh.

NDMA tweeted, 'The most likely affected area with danger level-3 (Yellow) are Baramulla (Kashmir Div) and Kargil (Laddakh Div). Areas with danger level-2 (Yellow) are Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal (Kashmir Div), Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu (H.P), Uttarkashi & Chamoli (Uttarakhand).'

On Tuesday and Wednesday, SASE had issued similar avalanche warnings for the three states.

An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a sloping surface. It can be triggered by many things such as heavy snowfall or rain. Avalanches can also be triggered by other loads such as skiers, snowmobilers, animals or explosives.

 

 

 

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