Avalanches can produce this year more PE than in previous years

MES predicts an increase in 2013, the number of emergency in four federal districts in the country because of possible avalanches, compared to previous years.

"The number of emergency situations related to avalanches, is projected above the average annual amount," — said in a forecast of the Centre "Antistikhia" in 2013.

According to authorities, a high probability of disaster is expected in the North Caucasus (Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Dagestan), Southern (Krasnodar region), Far East (Kamchatka, Sakhalin) and Northwest (Murmansk region) Federal districts.

Avalanches in these areas can threaten settlements, ski tracks, power transmission lines, as well as roads and railways.

"The risks of emergency is not above the municipal level projected in Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Orenburg region (January-February), Chelyabinsk region (January-March), Krasnoyarsk, Trans-Baikal territories, Republic of Altai, Buryatia, Irkutsk region (March-April), Khabarovsk, Magadan (January-March), "- the document says.

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