Storm warning announced in Kamchatka

Snow cyclone raged over Primorye and Sakhalin, on Saturday night will come to Kamchatka, sent a storm warning of the increased risks of avalanches from the slopes of volcanoes and hills, according to Russia's EMERCOM for Kamchatka region.

"In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, parts of Elizovsky, Ust-Bolsheretsk, southern Milkovskiy area on highways Petropavlovsk-Nachiki Pushchino Nachiki — Ust-Bolsheretsk — October forecast heavy snow, blizzard, black ice on the roads. Force wind and Ust Elizovsky -Bolsheretsk areas will reach 25-30 meters per second, "- said in a statement.

Kamchatka avalanche center issued a storm warning of avalanche danger in some areas of the region. Experts estimate that up to 12 February inclusive of avalanches in mountain areas Ust Bolsheretsky, Elizovo, Milkovskiy, Ust-Kamchatka area, as well as volcanoes Viluchinsky, Kozelsky, Koryak, Avachinsky.

Leaders of organizations working in the mountains, tourists, athletes encouraged to increased security measures and refrain from visiting the avalanche slopes in the next few days. Population is recommended to wait out the bad weather in populated areas, without needing to go out and do not use private transport.

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