Heavy Rainfall In Himachal: IMD issues “Orange alert” for the upcoming 12 hours

21 August, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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In Himachal Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange signal for the following 12 hours.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange signal in Himachal Pradesh for the following 12 hours.

IMD Deputy Director of State, Bui Lal predicted that during the following five days, state will also experience moderate to heavy rainfall.

“It will rain moderately to heavily for the next 5 days. A yellow notice has been issued for the remaining days through August 24 and an orange alert for the following 12 hours for the entire state “added Lal.

According to a senior official on Saturday, landslides caused by rain and other weather-related accidents resulted in at least 21 fatalities in Himachal Pradesh during the course of the previous 24 hours.

Six individuals are missing, and 12 people have been injured, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.

State Disaster Management Authority reported “21 dead, 12 injured, and 6 missing in the last 24 hours as torrential rainfall continues to cause flash flood situations, landslides, and accidents in the state.”

Thirty separate places around the state reported experiencing flash floods and other occurrences. Additionally, it has been reported that at least 15 homes suffered damage. A number of transformers were harmed by bad weather.

However, Chakki railway bridge, which connected Pathankot and Himachal Pradesh, also fell. This year’s rain has so far claimed the lives of 225 individuals.

A landslide and a cloudburst were recorded in the state’s Mandi region on Friday.

Heavily rainy conditions are expected in a few isolated areas today in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra, Chamba, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, and Mandi districts, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The rivers and streams should not be approached during inclement weather, both for locals and visitors.

A landslide alert has been issued by the disaster management division of Himachal Pradesh due to the state’s heavy rain forecast until August 25.