Disaster risk mitigation unit visit Trois Frères following avalanche |07 May 2022
Staff from the disaster risk mitigation unit of the Disaster Risk Management Division have visited the site around the Trois Frères peak where an avalanche occurred a few weeks ago.
The senior officer who visited the location on Friday April 22, 2022 explained that what can be termed a “geological wash-down” occurred as a result of heavy rainfall.
A substantial rush of water carried with it debris from a high point of the mountain leaving behind a trail of large rocks, stones, trees, branches, shrubs as well as soil.
In view that there was no immediate danger to the lives of inhabitants and to residential properties, the Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD) did not find it necessary to visit the site immediately after the incident occurred.
There was also the high likelihood of the location being unstable posing a threat to anyone visiting the site.
This natural phenomenon poses no immediate danger to inhabitants or to hikers going up Trois Frères as it is relatively isolated from usual human activities.
The accompanying photos taken by Cliff Alissop show the extent of the damage as a result of the “geological wash-down”.