According to the forecast avalanche service FSBI "Sakhalin AHEM," December 30 and 31 avalanches in 9 districts of Sakhalin Region: Korsakov, Dolinsky, Makarov, Uglegorsk, Tomari, Kholmsk, Nevel, Aniva and Borough "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk".
December 31 Smirnykhovsky avalanches in the area. Warning of avalanche danger announced in Nevelsk. Possible avalanches on roads Pervomayskoye — district, Tomari — Ilinskoe, Novosibirsk — Kholmsk — Nevelsk — Shebunino and railway crossing Mine — Novosibirsk.
Avalanche — mass of snow falling or sliding off the slopes of the mountains. Avalanches may be of considerable danger, causing casualties and causing significant damage to property.
Avalanches, to some extent, common in all mountainous regions of Russia and in most mountain areas of the world. In winter, they are a major natural hazard gor.Pri hit by an avalanche as quickly as possible to get rid of the backpack, skis, ski poles. We should strive as much as possible to stay on the surface, roll over, and if swallowed masses of snow — making active swimming motions, trying to come up to the surface of the avalanche.
After a stop in the face of an avalanche to do an air bag to breathe, then, if you're shallow — to raise his hand, trying to attract the attention of saving, and if deep — your movement, saving oxygen. Shout to attract attention should be only if the head is not in the mass of the avalanche of snow to avoid falling into the airway.