[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Heavy rains triggered cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand, killing many people and washing away houses, on Friday.[/inlinetweet] The death toll due to incessant rains in Chamoli and Pithoragarh, rose to 30. Following the flash flood, the water level rose in Nandaprayag area.
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, said, “[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]NDRF teams rushed to the areas affected by could burst in Uttarakhand. Additional teams of NDRF are also put on alert.[/inlinetweet]”
Flooding has been reported in many areas of the state after the Alaknanda river rose above the danger level mark after receiving rainfall upto 54 mm in the last 24 hours.
The Yamunotri highway, near Kharadi, has also been damaged leading to traffic being halted.
Entry of heavy vehicles was halted on the Kedarnath highway after a landslide at Gangolgaon.
Meanwhile people are being being moved out of low-lying areas even as Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced a compensation of 2 lakh rupees for the kin of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain at isolated places especially in Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand.
The weather department has also issued a warning alert of heavy to very heavy rain at few places in Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Champawat, Almora, Pauri, Haridwar, Dehradun and Tehri districts during the next 72 hours starting from today.
Keeping in view of the alert, all District Administrations have been asked to take precautionary measures.