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How to forecast Landslides, Avalanches and Forest Fires ?

The basic forecast in these events is that of rainfall (or snowfall) and strong winds but additional factors have to be kept in view. For landslides, the strength of the rock and any damage already occurred at ground have to be considered.

How to circulate warning of Landslides and Avalanches ?

Heavy rains and heavy snowfalls initiate these phenomena. Further, these occur more frequently in areas, which are prone to these disasters due to the peculiar local geological features such as weakness of soil or rock.

Complete information on the Landslides and Snow avalanches in India

Landslides and snow avalanches affect the remotely located often isolated, small communities in villages or hamlets in the mountain regions of the country where external assistance takes time to reach in times of emergency when the normally difficult terrain and tracks ,may become almost impossible to negotiate.

Write an article on Landslides and Snow Avalanches

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (1971) defines these phenomena as follows: Landslide: Rapid downward movement, under the influence of gravity, of a mass of rock, earth or artificial fill on a slope. Also, the mass that moves or has moved downwards.

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