Norway’s Red Cross asks tourism companies to warn tourists about avalanche danger

Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

The Norwegian Red Cross encourages all tourism companies to contribute to informing tourists about the danger of avalanches. It has also created an information leaflet in several languages.

“This is the most dangerous weekend in terms of avalanches in many years,” deputy leader Jarle Bjørge Øverland in the National Council of the Red Cross Auxiliary Corps stated in a press release.

The Red Cross has produced an information leaflet in Norwegian, English, and French. The leaflet has a QR code that leads users to avalanche warnings from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)’s warning service. The organization encourages all tourism companies to give this leaflet to tourists or hang it up in relevant places.

On Sunday, major avalanche risk (danger level 4) was announced for Helgeland, Trollheimen, Romsdal, Sunnmøre, Indre Fjordane and North and South Trøndelag.

There have been several serious avalanches recently. Three French men lost their lives in an avalanche in Lyngen in Troms earlier this week. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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