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Landslides, cloudbursts as rain batters Himachal, Uttarakhand; on red alert

Uttarakhand on red alert (symbolic picture)
Uttarakhand on red alert (symbolic picture)

 

Uttarakhand (August 23,2023) : Heavy rains have caused widespread damage in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with several landslides and cloudbursts reported. The two states have been put on red alert, and the authorities are evacuating people from vulnerable areas. In Himachal Pradesh, at least 10 people have been killed in landslides and other rain-related incidents. The worst-hit areas are Shimla, Kullu, and Chamba. The state government has deployed the army and other rescue teams to help with the relief efforts.

In Uttarakhand, at least 5 people have been killed in landslides and cloudbursts. The worst-hit areas are Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi. The state government has also deployed the army and other rescue teams to help with the relief efforts.

The rains are expected to continue for the next few days, and the authorities have warned of more landslides and cloudbursts. People are advised to stay away from vulnerable areas and to follow the instructions of the authorities. The rains have also caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the two states. Roads and bridges have been washed away, and power and communication lines have been disrupted. The authorities are working to restore essential services.

The rains are a reminder of the dangers of living in the mountains. People living in vulnerable areas should be prepared for the worst and should have a disaster preparedness plan in place. The rains have also caused a surge in the water levels of rivers and streams. The authorities have issued alerts and are asking people to stay away from river banks. The rains are a natural phenomenon, but they can be deadly. It is important to be aware of the risks and to take precautions to stay safe.


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