In Washington state, avalanches

In Washington state, avalanches Natural Disasters

February 19 during the descent of the two avalanche near the ski resorts of Washington killed four people. Among them, three skiers are covered in an avalanche of 3 km from the ski slopes at Steven's Pass, the Cascade Mountains, and 16 km from the city of Skaykomish, the north-central part of the state of Washington. Fortunately, eight guests, who had previously been declared missing, safely found.

Forecasters warned that because of heavy snowfall (76-90 inches of rain) in the next few days in the Steven's Pass increases the risk of gathering new avalanches, located at an altitude of 1520 meters, and asking people to lower areas to be extremely careful.

Fig. Sheriffs and volunteers in King County in search of the bodies of skiers in the pass Steven's Pass.

Another avalanche, recorded near the recreation area Alpental, caused the death of 41-year resident of Seattle. As they say eyewitnesses, snow mass covered snowboarder who has courted avalanche from a height of 150 meters.

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