IMD Weather Update: It is raining heavily in North India including Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘orange alert’ for the possibility of heavy to moderate rainfall over the northwestern regions of the country, including the Delhi-NCR region. Sunday morning in Delhi started with rain. There was 153 mm of rain in the past 24 hours, the record for the most rainfall in one day in 41 years. Previously, on July 25, 1982, 169.9 mm of rain fell. Red alert continues in Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab.
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Delhi: About 200 flood complaints. IMD weather update
Meanwhile, every road in the national capital, from the corridors of Connaught Place to the broad avenues of Lutyens Delhi, was flooded after record rains on Saturday. Minto Bridge had to be closed due to flooding. The Rijkswaterstaat said about 200 complaints about flooding had been received. Flooding has been reported at ITO, Majnu Ka Tila, Rohtak Road, Ring Road, Pandav Nagar Underpass, Purana Qila Road, Sarita Vihar Chowk and Pragati Maidan on Mathura Road.
Heavy rain expected in Haryana, Punjab. IMD weather update
The Delhi traffic police received a total of 56 flood complaints. It also rained in Gurgaon, according to the Meteorological Department, with 71mm of rain falling until 8am on Sunday. Heavy to very heavy rain is expected over Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir.
The Meteorological Department said the Western Disturbance is active in northern India, bringing heavy rains to many places including Delhi yesterday. Several roads were blocked in Shimla, Sirmaur, Lahaul, Spiti, Chamba and Solan due to landslides and flash floods, prompting the Meteorological Department to issue a high alert for seven districts of Himachal Pradesh.
The Meteorological Department has forecast very heavy rainfall in more than nine districts of Rajasthan including Rajsamand, Jalore, Pali, Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur and Kota. At the same time, it rains continuously in many parts of Kerala and Karnataka in South India. The Meteorological Department has issued ‘Yellow Alert’ in four districts of Kerala – Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod; has been issued.
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In the Una district of Himachal Pradesh, the situation is going from bad to worse due to the rainfall since the past 30 hours. Pits and drains abound. At the same time, the river Zwaan, which flows through 75 auxiliary wells and drains, has also taken on a ferocious shape. The condition in all areas is that houses, shops, business establishments, fields, roads and grounds are flooded everywhere. Due to flooding in houses and shops, many people fell out of their sleep and they stayed all night to remove the water.
The situation is such that, given the threat of flooding, people have been keeping watch all night in many places. At the same time, flooding on the roads also caused traffic disruption. In many areas, the traffic system was disrupted by the strong water flow on the roads and long queues of vehicles formed on both sides. Whether it is a city or a village, rainwater has wreaked havoc everywhere. On the one hand, the teams of the fire brigade were busy all day draining rainwater from the houses and shops of the people, on the other hand, the local people are also busy with assistance at their own level. According to locals, this time the continuous rains since Saturday have caused great damage.
Destruction is visible everywhere. On the other hand, D Raghav Sharma viewed the damage by convening an emergency meeting with the officials given the huge problems. Instructions were also given regarding rescue operations. The deputy commissioner said that the district disaster management helpline number 1077 is operational and anyone can seek help in case of emergency by calling this number. So far, the district administration has received 57 calls for help, while some people have also been rescued in Rampur and Nangra near the district headquarters. The DC said no one should go near the river drains amid such rain conditions.
Shah assures flood relief of Himachal and Punjab
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has secured all possible assistance from the center to flood-stricken Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. According to sources, Shah spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann by phone on Sunday. He inquired with both Chief Ministers about the situation due to the flooding caused by the torrential rains in their states and the loss of life and property. He also assured the Chief Ministers of both states of all possible help from the Center. It is worth noting that due to heavy rainfall, floods have caused a lot of damage in both the states and normal life.