Himachal Pradesh Floods: IMD Issues 48-Hour Alert; Death Toll Rises to 108

As Himachal Pradesh grapples with the aftermath of devastating floods, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather warning for the upcoming 48 hours.

Latest Weather Updates: Heavy monsoon rains in Himachal Pradesh continue to wreak havoc, claiming yet another life in a cloudburst at Kias village in Kullu district. The Deputy Superintendent's office confirmed the unfortunate incident, revealing that three people were injured and nine vehicles were damaged. Amidst this destruction, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a weather alert for the next two days.

According to IMD Shimla, light to moderate rain with thunder is expected in certain areas of Una, Kangra, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Mandi districts today, while heavy rainfall is anticipated in Kullu district.

In response to the flooding incident, the Deputy Commissioner of Kullu provided details and announced compensation of ₹1 lakh to the family of the deceased and to those whose houses were damaged in the cloudburst.

"The monsoon will remain active for the next two days, as per the IMD alert. One local resident lost their life and three others sustained injuries in the flood that occurred around 3-4 am today. Private properties have also suffered damage. A relief amount of ₹1 lakh has been provided to the family of the deceased, and ₹1 lakh will be given to each individual whose house has been damaged. Further assessment of the damage is underway in the state," stated Ashutosh Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

The death toll due to the relentless rains in Himachal Pradesh has risen to 108, as reported by official statistics. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has released an advance second installment of ₹180.40 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund (SRDF).

To ensure the safety of residents and facilitate evacuations from hazardous areas, the government has deployed 11 units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and multiple Army columns.