Heavy rain lashed components of Uttarakhand on Wednesday and Thursday, which resulted in water logging and landslides at a number of locations. According to the India Meteorological Department, the state may be very prone to obtain heavy to very heavy rain at remoted locations in the approaching two to a few days. Besides the IMD, varied different businesses have additionally sounded an alert for flash floods, torrential rainfall in the state for Thursday and the approaching days.
Earlier on Wednesday, the State Disaster Management Center had warned about the potential of heavy and really heavy rains in the state on Thursday. All District Magistrates had been additionally directed to take precautionary measures in order to keep away from any untoward incidents.
Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast in a tweet mentioned, “Flash flood guidance for next 24 hours in parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Eastern region of Rajasthan, Western region of Madhya Pradesh as given by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).”
A video shared on social media confirmed heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand.
#WATCH Heavy rainfall lashes Dehradun, #Uttarakhand
India Meteorological Department has predicted “partly cloudy sky with possibility of heavy rain or thunderstorm” in the district at the moment pic.twitter.com/maeGHMulCp
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2020
Meanwhile, heavy and relentless rainfall in the state, coupled with landslides, led to the short-term closure of the Gangotri National Highway. The key freeway was later closed for almost 30 hours. Areas close to the China border had been additionally disconnected following heavy rains.
The nationwide freeway resulting in Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines was blocked at a number of factors on account of falling of boulders after rain lashed Rishikesh in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun district early on Wednesday.
The site visitors was quickly stopped to clear the freeway, mentioned SHO, Muni ki Reti police station, Kishor Saklani.
Boulders fell on the highway at a number of factors between Neer Gaddu and Shivpuri, the station home officer mentioned, including that an earth-mover machine acquired caught whereas clearing the highway for site visitors.
The Ganga was flowing 10-cm above the warning stage, and its water stage continues to rise, Saklani mentioned.
The water stage of Henwal river, a tributary of the Ganga, has additionally risen and households residing near it have been shifted to safer locations, the officer mentioned.
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