Heavy Rain Lashes Parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal!

As constant rain soaks North India, landslides and flash floods ruined buildings and disrupted daily life. The meteorological department has forecast heavy rains in the upcoming days also.

As of now about 100 people are killed due to the floods. In Uttar Pradesh, 34 people died in a span of two to three days, due to heavy rain and lightning. Red alerts have been issued in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and ten districts of Himachal Pradesh as water levels rose in all major rivers, and floods and landslides battered the hill states.

IMD senior scientist Naresh Kumar said “ We have issued a heavy alert for Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana region. Similarly, on the eastern side too, heavy rainfall is expected in Bihar, Jharkhand to the south Karnataka interior region,”. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours.

The water level of Delhi’s Yamuna River has crossed the danger mark. Officials on Tuesday morning said Yamuna in Delhi has also exceeded the evacuation mark of 206 meters, prompting the relocation of people residing in flood-prone areas to safer locations.

Amid heavy rainfall, landslide was reported near Six Mile area in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Because of the landslide, Chandigarh-Manali national highway was closed.

Chandigarh has broken the record of 70 years by receiving 302.2 mm rainfall in the month of July. Delhi also received heavy rainfall breaking the record of 41 years.

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