Today in the Carpathians there is a high risk of avalanches

TD of MOE in Transcarpathian region  24 January 2013 09:20  9129106 029690

According to the Transcarpathian Hydrometeorological Center, during January 24 in mountainous areas of Transcarpathia there will be a risk of avalanches.

In this regard, the Territorial Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies in Transcarpathian region urges tourists to be very careful during the stay in the Carpathians.

 In the case of avalanches you should remain calm, avoid panic, if necessary, provide assistance to victims, disabled, children, people who are close by.

 If you hear the sound of avalanche you should immediately hide behind a rock or a tree, lie down on the ground, protecting the head with hands, clutching knees to the stomach, positioning your body according to the direction of the avalanche and breathing through the clothes.

If you are caught and carried by an avalanche, try to make swimming movements, creating a free space around the face and chest - it will help breathing when the avalanche stops.

Do not panic and do not allow yourself to fall asleep, remembering that you are being looked for and will be saved in some time.

Tags: avalanche, Carpathians

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