Rescuers warn of avalanche risk in six districts of Sakhalin

Coming up on Friday to the south of Sakhalin cyclone could trigger avalanches in the six districts of the island, the press service of the regional Emergencies Ministry.

According Sahgidrmeta, in the south of a strong storm with visibility less than 500 meters in winds of 20-25 meters per second. Declared a storm warning.

"According to the forecast center Sahgidrometa avalanche, avalanche in Dolinsky, Tomari, Kholmsk, Nevel, Aniva areas and in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk," — said in a statement.

Rescuers recommend hunters, skiers, hikers avoid movement on the slopes, where there is no tree cover. Organizations and agencies, the objects which are located in avalanche areas to carry out activities in view of the alert.

According to statistics, the last gathering of avalanches in the south of the island is in the middle of April, in the central regions — in the middle of May. Now the avalanche hazard areas in Sakhalin and the Kurils are over 30 cities, including Nevelsk, Kholmsk, Tomari, and sat Uglegorsk Sinegorsk, Chekhov, Novosibirsk, Bulls, Gornozavodsk, Shebunino and a number of railway stations and highways.

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