The India Meteorological Department predicts heavy rain on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, eastern, northeastern, central, west, and south India. Heavy downpours and landslides resulted in 56 deaths in Himachal Pradesh. The department has issued a red alert for Wednesday, and rescue efforts are ongoing. Due to the nonstop rain, Himachal Pradesh University announced a hold on classes until 19 this month. Uttarakhand now has six fatalities, with seven more unaccounted for. SDRF personnel saved 42 out of 100 pilgrims stranded after a bridge collapsed on the trail leading to Madmaheshwar.
Prepare for more drenching rain in Uttrakhand and HP
The Yamuna River in Delhi reached a dangerous level after Sunday and Monday’s torrential downpours battered parts of the hilly states.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted heavy rain will fall on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and other areas of eastern, northeastern, central, west, and south India. Additionally, the weather service anticipates thunderstorms and lightning over some of northwest India.
Intense rainfall in Himachal Pradesh
“The death toll in Himachal Pradesh rose to 56 on Tuesday because of the devastation caused by heavy rains and landslides,” according to a PTI report. The India Meteorological Department anticipated heavy to very excessive rainfall and announced a red alert for Wednesday, according to ANI. Rescue efforts are still ongoing.
“Following the rainstorm, all state schools and colleges will stay closed for the day, according to the education department,” according to the PTI. Due to the nonstop rain, Himachal Pradesh University announced a hold on classes until August 19. Up until 20 of this month, the university library will get closed.
Following a landslip in Krishnanagar’s locality, at least eight houses, including six temporary ones, collapsed, and an abattoir disappeared under the rubble. According to Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi, SP of Shimla Police, two bodies were discovered in the recent landslip. They located about 19 bodies at the Summer Hill Shiva temple site, including five at Fagli and two in Krishnanagar since Monday, according to him. Over ten people are still reportedly trapped at the scene.
Uttarakhand now has six fatalities
“Six people passed away since Monday in the rain-ravaged state of Uttarakhand, and seven more remain unaccounted for,” according to a PTI report. A 14-year-old girl’s body turned up from a swollen stream in the Lakshman Jhula region of Rishikesh on Tuesday, while the body of a woman who disappeared after water coming from rain-fed Pawar raved into villages in the Uttarkashi district also came to light.
On Tuesday, SDRF personnel saved 42 out of more than 100 pilgrims stranded after a bridge collapsed on the trail leading to Madmaheshwar. The Rudraprayag SP’s office stated that efforts to rescue additional people are ongoing. Landslip debris is gathering at four locations, including Gadora, Tangni, Gulabkoti, and Baldauda, causing a blockage on the national highway leading to Badrinath.