Avalanche Warning Issued for 8 Districts

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SRINAGAR: The authorities on Friday issued low and medium-danger level avalanche warnings for several districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) in a statement  cautioned the residents in Bandipore, Baramulla, Kupwara, and Ganderbal districts about a potential avalanche threat in the next 24 hours. “Precautionary measures are strongly advised, and people are urged to avoid venturing into avalanche-prone areas.”

The alert extends to Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, and Ramban districts, where the danger level is categorised as medium. Residents in these areas are urged to take immediate precautions and refrain from entering higher-altitude avalanche-prone zones.

“Avalanche with low danger level is likely to occur above 2400 metres over Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and Ganderbal districts in next 24 hours. Avalanche with Medium danger level is likely to occur above 3000 metres over Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, and Ramban districts in next 24 hours. People living in these areas are advised to take precautions and avoid venturing in the avalanche prone areas. Dial -112 for help,” JKDMA statement reads. (KNS)

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