Delhi, Punjab on Alert, 17 Killed in Uttarkashi Cloudburst as Heavy Rains Batter States

Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are on high alert after substantial rains led to floods that killed at most limited 28 people, while about 22 are missing. A flood alert was measured in parts of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh as the Yamuna and other rivers were in spate. Haryana has asked the Army to wait on standby after 8.14 lakh cusec water was discharged from the Hathini Kund barrage in the Yamuna river.

Minimum rain recorded in different parts of India by the India Meteorological Department at 8:30 am today:

At least 22 people, including 2-Nepalese, were killed and 9- others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh, while 3- people died and 22 went missing following rain in Uttarakhand. 3-people lost their lives in Punjab.

In southern India, the death toll in flood-ravaged Kerala soared to 121 with the retrieval of more evidence. Ground Penetrating Radars did put into use to place bodies at Kavalappara in Puthumala and Malappuram in Wayanad, where large landslides had wiped out 2-villages. 

Delhi saw rains with the maximum temperature settling at 29.7 degrees Celsius, 4-notches below the season’s average.

while the min temperature was recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, 2-notches following the season’s avg

As the water level in the Yamuna neared warning level, the Delhi government sounded a wave alert for the city and asked somebody living in the low-lying areas to move to more reliable places as the water level in the Yamuna river is required to cross the danger mark, officials said.

An official told the Yamuna River was flowing at 203.37 metres on Sunday night, and its water level is assumed to increase considerably in next 24 hrs after 8.14 lakh cusec water was discharged from the Hathini Kund barrage in Harayana at 5 pm.

In Uttar Pradesh, various rivers, including Ganga, Ghaghra and Yamuna, are in spate. Ganga is flowing above the danger point in Badaun, Garhmukteshwar and Farrukhabad, Naraura. Then, the Sharda River at Paliakalan and the Ghaghra River at Elginbridge are floating above the red dot, the Central Water Commission announced. 

In Uttarakhand, 3-people were killed, and around 22 went missing as torrential rains beat the state. Rains in Mori block of Uttarkashi district wreaked ruin in several villages, destroying several houses in Arakot and Tikochi, Makuri villages. A woman was also worn away in Dehradun district when her car fell into a seasonal river, they told.

Hefty rains remained unabated in Himachal Pradesh, leaving at least 22 people, including 2-Nepalese, dead and 9- others injured in rain-related incidents in the state.

9-people died in Shimla, 5-people in Solan, two each in Kullu and Solan and Chamba, Sirmaur 1- each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts. Avalanches hit the spot near the RTO office here, leaving 3-people dead. One person provided damages in the incident. 

Due to heavy storms, district officials in the state have ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Kullu & Shimla on Mon.

Gates of the Pandoh & the Nathpa Jhakri dams in Himachal Pradesh are being uncovered as the water level in the Sutlej & Beas rivers is so high. People have been demanded to stay away from rivers, creeks and streams to avoid any unfortunate incident, officials said. Train services between Kalka & Shimla were disrupted on Sunday after multiple avalanches checked the rail route in the state. 

Hefty rains remained unabated in Haryana and Punjab on Sunday causing floods in some parts, while officials sounded a high alert in the 2-states.

Following abundant rains in Aol village of Punjab, 3-members of a family were killed when the roof of their house fell. Eleven people, including 4-women, have been released after they got stabbed when the abundant water of Beas river overflowed their village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

In Rajasthan, water has begun receding, and there was no flood-like place anywhere in the state. An official said 49 people have fallen in rain-related incidents in the country since Jun 15 and 500 people have been vacated from the rain-affected areas.

In West Bengal, weather in considerable parts of south Bengal, including the metropolis, improved after 2-days of torrential-rain that led to waterlogging in several areas and closed road links at several places. Rains beat several parts of Chennai and its neighbourhood with the Met Office foretelling more showers during the next 2-days.


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