The Consulate General in Almaty once again reminds Chinese citizens in the consular district to beware of bad weather

China News Service, November 28. According to the WeChat public account of the Chinese Consulate General in Almaty, recently, some consular areas of the Chinese Consulate General in Almaty have experienced a sudden drop in temperature and heavy snowfall due to the weather. The snowstorm and resulting reduced visibility forced the temporary closure of certain intercity highway sections. The Consulate General once again reminds local Chinese citizens to guard against severe winter weather:

1. Pay attention to weather information. Inquire and pay attention to weather conditions and warning information in various places in time (local mobile phones in Kazakhstan can receive weather warning text messages from “112”), pay close attention to road traffic and flight information, and make travel arrangements in advance.

Second, pay attention to travel safety. The roads are slippery in rainy and snowy weather. When driving, be sure to change winter tires in advance, choose a suitable driving route, pay attention to keeping the distance between cars and drive carefully. In case of heavy snow and fog, pay attention to turn on the fog lights (turn on the double flashing lights if necessary) to drive. If you go out on foot, you should pay attention to the cold and anti-skid, stay away from treetops, eaves and other places where ice cones are hanging, and walk slowly.

Three, avoid risky activities. When conducting outdoor activities in winter, please follow the safety tips and requirements of the activity items, and obey the guidance of the on-site staff. In case of bad weather, please do not go on wild adventures. In case of emergency, please call the local emergency number as soon as possible.

Kazakhstan police number: 102

Kazakhstan emergency number: 103

Global Consular Protection and Service Emergency Call Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tel: +86-10-12308, +86-10-59913991

Consular protection and assistance telephone number of the Consulate General in Almaty: +77272362230