Weather Update: Heavy rain wreaks havoc in North India, 18 people killed, rivers overflowing, holiday declared in schools

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  • 17 trains canceled in North India

  • Rain created havoc in Himachal

  • Holiday declared in schools

New Delhi. Himachal weather update: Torrential rains lashed many parts of North India on Sunday and 18 people died in landslides and various rain-related incidents. Several rivers are in spate in the northern region of the country including the Yamuna in Delhi. Due to rain in many states, holiday has been declared in schools and colleges. Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the Lieutenant Governors of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

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Roads and residential areas in many cities and towns were knee-deep in water and civic bodies were paralyzed due to record rains. Flash floods washed away roads in mountainous areas. Meanwhile, the authorities asked tourists to plan their travel after the weather improves.

Roads became ocean: People in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi and other places shared images of vehicles floating like paper boats on submerged roads, sewage entering residential areas, swollen rivers and submerged temples and other structures on the banks of the banks due to land subsidence. were done.

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Heavy rain warning in Himachal: Heavy rain warnings have been issued in some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, while authorities in Delhi have warned about the rising water level of the Yamuna. The national capital recorded the highest rainfall in a single day in July since 1982.

Where how much rain: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while Delhi received 153 mm of rain in the 24 hours till 8:30 am on Sunday, Chandigarh and Ambala in Haryana received record rainfall of 322.2 mm and 224.1 mm, respectively.

Solan in Himachal Pradesh received 135 mm of rain on Sunday, breaking a 50-year-old record of 105 mm in a day in 1971, while Una received the highest rainfall since 1993, Shimla Met Office director Surendra Paul said.

Holiday in schools in Gurugram-Noida: According to officials, schools in Delhi and its adjoining National Capital Region (NCR) cities of Gurugram and Noida will remain closed on Monday due to normal life coming to a standstill.

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Schools will remain closed in Ghaziabad for two days due to rain and then till July 17 due to ‘Kawad Yatra’. Railway services have also been affected due to heavy rains.

Northern Railway said that around 17 trains have been canceled and around 12 others have been diverted. Traffic has been stopped at four places due to water-logging.

Red alert in 10 districts: A ‘red alert’ has been issued in Himachal Pradesh for forecast of extremely heavy rain in 10 districts. Five people were killed in three separate incidents of landslides in the state.

Three members of a family were killed when a house collapsed due to a landslide in Kotgarh area of ​​Shimla district, while one person each was reported from Kullu and Chamba districts.

Fourteen major landslides and 13 incidents of flash floods have been reported in the last 36 hours, while over 700 roads have been closed, according to the Himachal Pradesh Emergency Operation Centre.

Meanwhile, three pilgrims drowned in the Ganga after a jeep fell into a river following a landslide near Gular on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway in Uttarakhand.

State Disaster Response Force and police officials said 11 people were traveling in the jeep. Five people have been rescued, while the search for three others is on and three bodies have been recovered by the rescuers, he said. A couple died and their granddaughter was injured after two houses collapsed in Kashipur area of ​​the state.

Two people were killed when a passenger bus was hit by a landslide in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. Bodies of two soldiers who were washed away in flash floods while crossing the Dogra Nala in Poonch district of the Union Territory have been recovered.

Heavy rains brought some respite in Srinagar as the Amarnath Yatra resumed from the Panjtarni and Sheshnag base camps on Sunday after being suspended for three days.

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Snowfall was also reported from higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir as well as from Ladakh, where a ‘red alert’ has been issued for heavy rain.

With the water level in the rivers crossing the danger mark, a ‘red alert’ has been issued for Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir as well as for the lower catchment areas.

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Flash floods in the hilly states left many people stranded. Around 200 people were stranded at Chandratal in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti and a portion of the Chandigarh-Manali highway was washed away due to rising water level in the Beas river. Landslides and landslides triggered by flash floods have made it difficult to reach villages in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand by road.

In Himachal Pradesh, shops were washed away in Manali and vehicles washed away by overflowing drains in Kullu, Kinnaur and Chamba.

Heavy monsoon rains lashed several parts of Punjab and Haryana, causing widespread waterlogging and flooding of low-lying areas, prompting authorities in the worst-affected places to swing into action.

The Punjab government has directed ministers, deputy commissioners, senior superintendents of police and other concerned officials to visit the affected areas and provide necessary assistance to the people.

A flood control room has been set up in Haryana with three rivers Markanda, Ghaggar and Tangri flowing close to the danger mark.

Heavy rains led to severe water-logging and traffic jams in many parts of Gurugram in the state. The administration advised corporate houses to work from home on Monday and declared a holiday for schools.

In Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that all schools would remain closed on Monday in view of incessant rains in the national capital.

Waterlogging in the national capital led to traffic snarls and people had to wade through waterlogged roads. Vehicles got stuck on the roads and underground passages were flooded due to the rain.

Heavy rains were also reported in Uttar Pradesh, where a 10-year-old girl died after a tree branch fell on her tin shed in Kaushambi on Sunday. In Muzaffarnagar, a woman and her six-year-old daughter died after the roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rains. In Rajasthan, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred in some areas while moderate to heavy rainfall occurred in many areas.

8 days of rain made up for the deficiency:The IMD said that the abundant rains in many parts of India in the first 8 days of July have made up for the rain deficit across the country. The total rainfall during the monsoon season has reached 243.2 mm, two per cent more than the normal of 239.1 mm. However, there are large regional variations in terms of rainfall.

The latest IMD data shows that the eastern and northeastern region have recorded a rainfall deficit of 17 per cent (375.3 mm against the normal of 454 mm), while north India has received 59 per cent excess rainfall (199.7 mm against the normal of 125.5 per cent). ) has been entered.

Central India, where a large number of farmers depend on monsoon rains, has recorded 264.9 mm of rainfall, four per cent higher, against the normal of 255.1 mm. Rainfall deficiency in South India has come down from 45 per cent to 23 per cent.

The IMD said the interaction between a western disturbance and monsoon winds is causing intense rainfall over northwest India, including Delhi which received its first ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall of the season.

Home Minister spoke: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to the Lieutenant Governors of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir and inquired about the situation in the Union Territories in view of incessant rains.

Shah also spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha regarding the suspension of the Amarnath Yatra due to heavy rains. The Home Minister spoke to Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena in view of the incessant rains in the capital and inquired about the situation. Agencies Sudhir Sharma

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