Monsoon Update: Monsoon has become active in almost all the states of North India, but the first rains have made the situation uncontrollable. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain warnings in several states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. It has been told that so far four people have died due to rain.
Warning issued for these states
A day after the monsoon arrived in several states, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain in coastal areas including Mumbai and Madhya Maharashtra for the next 48 hours. Apart from this, heavy rains are also expected in parts of Odisha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and northeastern states.
#WATCH | Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district leads to landslide on Chandigarh-Manali highway near 7 Mile; causes heavy traffic jam
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4 killed in Uttarakhand-Himachal
On the other hand, four people have died so far in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh due to rain-related incidents. A 50-year-old man died after his vehicle was trapped under debris following a landslide in Rudraprayag district. The deceased was identified as Anil Bisht. While the second incident took place in Uttarkashi. Abhishek (20) died while transplanting a field in Kandiyal village of Purola tehsil here.
Jammu and Kashmir | A large number of trucks are stranded in Udhampur district as the Jammu-Srinagar national highway is blocked due to landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the Ramban sector. pic.twitter.com/BelzO8h76l
— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2023
Orange alert issued in Uttarakhand
IMD has issued ‘Orange Alert’ for several districts of Uttarakhand. It has been told by the State Emergency Operation Center that two people drowned in Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur and Shimla districts on Sunday. There was a sudden flood due to a cloudburst in Mandi, after which the Mandi-Kullu National Highway was blocked.
Holiday for schools in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban Deputy Commissioner has said that all schools up to secondary level (Class 10) in Ramban district will remain closed today (June 26) in view of heavy rains and flash flood warnings. Teachers will perform their duties. The flood situation in Assam’s Barpeta district is still grim. Around 1.70 lakh people have been affected. NDRF, SDRF, Fire and Emergency Services personnel are engaged in rescue operations.
Heavy rains in Rajasthan and Mumbai
Apart from this, heavy rains are continuing in Rajasthan as well. There has been severe waterlogging in many parts of Sri Ganganagar city. According to IMD, it will be partly cloudy today in Sri Ganganagar. There is a possibility of rain, thunderstorm or dust storm. On the other hand, it has been said by the BMC that in the last 24 hours, Mumbai city received 31 mm of rain, eastern suburbs 54 mm and western suburbs 59 mm. Heavy rain is expected in the city and suburbs today.
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