Jammu & Kashmir

Weather advisory issued in Kupwara, people advised to refrain from venturing in avalanche-prone areas

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Kupwara: According to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, in view of active western disturbance and prediction of snow/rainfall, the people of the Kupwara district in general and people residing in the areas, like Keran, Karnah, Machil, Budnamal, Jumgund, Nowgam, Kumkadi and in the periphery of different Nallahs/rivers, prone to floods, sloppy areas of the district, in particular, are advised to refrain from venturing in avalanche-prone areas till the improvement of weather.

In case of any urgency, the general public can contact District Administration Control Room on 01955-253522 and Police Control Room Kupwara on 252451 and Handwara on 262295, officials said.

Meanwhile, all the District/Sectoral Officers especially the officers/officials of Irrigation and Flood Control, PHE, PDD, R&B, Mechanical and Revenue have been directed not to leave their respective headquarters without prior permission from Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and keep their men and machinery ready to meet any exigency.

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