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The rescuers are inspecting the mountains. Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Avalanches highly probable in mountains near Almaty

Snow avalanches are highly probable in the mountainous areas around Almaty on February 24-26.

Avalanches highly probable in mountains near Almaty
Fallen trees in Medeu gorge. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Avalanches threaten Almaty because of trees fallen by storms

The risk of avalanches escalated in winter at Shymbulak skiing resort and in Medeu gorge because of the trees fallen by the storms in spring.

Avalanches threaten Almaty because of trees fallen by storms
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Joint emergency response center opened in Almaty

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan created a joint center for emergency response and disaster risk reduction.

Joint emergency response center opened in Almaty
Photo courtesy of emsc-csem.org
3.2-magnitude earthquake registered 100 km from Almaty

The quake was registered at 10:40 a.m. Astana time. Its epicenter was at the depth of 1 km.

3.2-magnitude earthquake registered 100 km from Almaty
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Institute of Seismology: May 1 quake was the strongest in the last 50 years in Almaty

Seismology Institute commented on Almaty earthquake and preparedness of the population and authorities for natural disasters.

Institute of Seismology: May 1 quake was the strongest in the last 50 years in Almaty
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
One third of Kazakhstan residents are not ready for natural disasters

37 percent of Kazakhstan respondents do not know what to do in case of a natural disaster.

One third of Kazakhstan residents are not ready for natural disasters
Windstorm consequences. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
PHOTO: Almaty windstorm consequences is an ecological catastrophe

I don't remember such a storm in Almaty: Mels Yeleussizov.

PHOTO: Almaty windstorm consequences is an ecological catastrophe
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
It will take two days to repair damage done by windstorm

All the damage done by the the windstorm that hit Almaty on May 17 will be repaired within two days: Akhmetzhan Yessimov.

It will take two days to repair damage done by windstorm
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Wind ripped off roofs from 500 houses in Kyzylorda oblast

Two people were injured and 500 roofs were damaged by the strong wind in Kyzylorda oblast.

Wind ripped off roofs from 500 houses in Kyzylorda oblast
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
2 cm hail hit Almaty on May 17

Hailstorm hit Almaty on May 17. Hail diameter was around 2 cm.

2 cm hail hit Almaty on May 17
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Hailstorm damaged gas pipeline in Almaty

20 cases of partial damage to low-pressure gas pipelines and 5 cases of flooding large territories and houses were registered in Almaty.

Hailstorm damaged gas pipeline in Almaty
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriev©
Night storm claimed one life

One man died and one woman injured in Almaty storm on May 17.

Night storm claimed one life
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
PHOTO: Almaty is battling consequences of the night storm

Trees, cars and buildings were damaged in Almaty after the night's heavy rain and wind storm and hail.

PHOTO: Almaty is battling consequences of the night storm
Disaster preparedness kit
Almaty citizens advised to pack their own disaster preparedness kits

A representative of Red Croscent Society advised Almaty residents to pack up disaster preparedness kits on their own.

Almaty citizens advised to pack their own disaster preparedness kits
Photo courtesy of nnm.ru
Disaster preparedness kits to be sold in Almaty

Almaty entrepreneurs will start selling first aid backpacks which may save lives in case of a strong earthquake.

Disaster preparedness kits to be sold in Almaty
REUTERS©
Jazzystan festival will be held in Almaty to support Japanese people

An international charity musical festival Jazzystan. Pray For Japan. We Are ONE will start on May 6 in Almaty.

Jazzystan festival will be held in Almaty to support Japanese people
August 29, 1949. First nuclear test in the USSR. Semipalatinsk testing polygon.
After the Apocalypse by Antony Butts to hit the screens in May

After the Apocalypse by British Antony Butts, a film about Semipalatinsk and the lives of people distorted by the man-made nuclear disaster, to hit screens in May.

After the Apocalypse by Antony Butts to hit the screens in May