DDMA issues avalanche warning in upper reaches of J-K

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Srinagar: Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Srinagar office, Friday cautioned inhabitants residing in upper reaches across Jammu and Kashmir of possible ‘medium to high danger avalanches’ amid prevailing inclement weather conditions.

“The warning exists for the higher reaches (above 2000 metres) in different tehsils across Jammu and Kashmir for upcoming 24 Hours”, reads a bulletin issued to GNS.

Among the areas falling under ‘Medium Danger’ warning include; Doda, Kargil and Tral (Pulwama).

Areas including; Shahbad Bala, Sallar, Pahalgam, Kokernag (Anantnag), Tulail, Gurez, Bandipora (Bandipora), Uri, Boniyar (Baramulla), Kangan, Gund (Ganderbal), Drass (Kargil), Warwan, Mughal Maidan, Marwah, Kishtwar, Drabshalla, Chhatroo (Kishtwar), Devsar, DH Pora (Kulgam), Trehgam, Machil, Lalpora, Kralpora, Keran, Karnah (Kupwara), Surankote (Poonch), Banihal (Ramban) fall under High Danger Avalanche Warning, as per the bulletin.

“People living in these areas are cautioned to take precautions and avoid venturing on the avalanche-prone slopes”, it further reads. (GNS)

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