Himachal Worst-Hit In North India Rain Devastate, Delhi Dire Braces For More

The meteorological department has forecasted intense rainfall for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Latest Weather Updates: The northern regions of India, including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Delhi, are grappling with severe consequences caused by heavy rainfall. Tragically, at least 19 lives have been lost in the past three days alone.

Numerous roads and buildings in cities and towns remain submerged in water, reaching knee-deep levels. The weather department has issued predictions of further rainfall for the aforementioned areas, including Delhi and its neighboring regions, in the coming days.

Disturbing images depicting the chaos have circulated online, showcasing vehicles floating like paper boats, residential areas inundated with muddy water, structures submerged along riverbanks due to swelling rivers, and land cave-ins. The states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Delhi have been particularly affected.

Continuous rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has resulted in landslides and flash floods, causing significant damage to houses, structures, and disrupting daily life. Flash floods have swept away shops and vehicles in Manali, Kullu, Kinnaur, and Chamba, while major rivers like Ravi, Beas, Satluj, Swan, and Chenab are overflowing.

Neighboring Uttarakhand has also witnessed landslides and flash floods, with water levels in rivers and streams surpassing dangerous levels.

Due to heavy rainfall and subsequent waterlogging, all schools in Gurgaon and Delhi have been closed. The Gurgaon administration has advised corporate offices to work from home to avoid traffic congestion.

To monitor flood-prone areas, the Delhi government has established 16 control rooms after Haryana released a massive volume of water into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will lead a high-level meeting to address the issue of waterlogging caused by heavy rainfall in the city, as well as the rising water levels of the Yamuna river.

A red alert has been issued for the Kathua and Samba districts in Jammu and Kashmir. However, after a three-day suspension, the Amarnath Yatra has resumed from the Panjtarni and Sheshnag base camps.

Intense rainfall in various areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana has resulted in widespread waterlogging and flooding in low-lying regions, prompting authorities to take swift action in the most affected areas.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the convergence of a western disturbance and monsoonal winds is causing a period of heavy rainfall across northwest India.