IMD issues rain red alert for uttarakhand himachal pradesh almost across north india

Dehradun/Shimla. After heavy rains wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi and Tehri Garhwal, the news is that a red alert has been issued in most parts of the 13 districts of the state due to the possibility of very heavy rains. The Meteorological Department has issued this alert till 22 July. However, earlier the State Disaster Response Force i.e. SDRF had issued a similar alert, warning of very heavy rain in the entire state till July 21.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted very heavy rains not only in Uttarakhand, but in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura till the coming Thursday. Here, according to the news, SDRF has put about 28 teams on standby mode for the disaster situation caused by cloudburst or torrential rains in some districts of Uttarakhand so that their help can be taken in any emergency.

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And where are the chances of heavy rain?
The Meteorological Department has alerted Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, North West Madhya Pradesh, North East Rajasthan, North Konkan as well as some areas of Bihar and West Bengal regarding heavy rain. On the other hand, there is a warning of torrential rain at many places in Himachal Pradesh. The rain continued in the capital Shimla since Sunday. A red alert has been issued for Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur and Mandi districts of Himachal. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for the remaining 8 districts.

How much destruction has happened?
Recently, there were reports of rain-borne accidents in Himachal. A woman lost her life in a landslide, while there was no news of her husband and son when the car fell into a gorge due to landslide. At the same time, the death of three people was in the headlines due to cloudburst in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Four others were also reported missing. On the other hand, till Monday morning, about 65 roads closed due to rain had been opened across the state. Still around 200 roads are affected.

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