Heavy Rains in HP Leads to Suspension of Manimahesh Yatra

Catch all the live updates on the rains and flooding in North India here. 

Updated28 Aug 2019, 07:47 AM IST
India
17 min read

Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh blocked a part of the national highway 5 near Shimla, and prompted the authorities to suspend the Manimahesh Yatra in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Monday, 26 August.

Villages in Punajab's border district Ferozepur on the other hand, are facing a flood threat after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of Sutlej was away after Pakistan released water into the Indian territory.

More than 50 people have so far lost their lives in the floods in northern India.

Snapshot
  • Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are likely to receive heavy rains on 26-27 August, IMD reported.
  • Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced Rs 100 crore as emergency relief
  • Rescue operations are underway in Uttarkashi’s Mori tehsil in Uttarakhand, following a cloudburst in the area
  • A helicopter with three people aboard and carrying relief material to flood-affected areas, crashed in Uttarkashi on Wednesday, 21 August.

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3:22 AM, 19 Aug

Flood Alert for Delhi as Yamuna Likely to Cross Danger Mark on Monday

The Delhi government on Sunday sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people living in low-lying areas to move to safer places as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark, officials cited by PTI said.

The Yamuna was flowing at 203.37 metres on Sunday evening and its water level is expected to rise up to 207 metres on Monday as 8.28 lakh cusecs water, the highest till date, was released from Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage at 6 pm, an official said.

"Water level is rising due to heavy rains as well as release of water from Hathini Kund Barrage and water level of Yamuna may rise up to 207 metres by 10 am tomorrow (Monday), putting at risk public life and property," East Delhi district said in its order.

3:22 AM, 19 Aug

Rescue Ops Underway in Uttarkashi Following Cloudburst

Rescue operations are underway in Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil following a cloudburst in the area, with two choppers having taken off with communication equipment and ropes. Three medical teams are also in Mori's Arakot in Uttarakhand.

4:26 AM, 19 Aug

Yamuna Water Above Warning Level, Delhi Govt Calls Emergency Meeting

The water level of Yamuna river in Delhi has been recorded at 204.70 metres on Monday morning (the warning level is 204.50 metres) after more than 8 lakh cusecs of water was released from the Haryana's Hathini Kund barrage on Sunday.

The Delhi government has called for an emergency meeting to be chaired by CM Arvind Kejriwal and has issued orders for evacuation from low-lying areas, with civic defence volunteers being deployed.

4:49 AM, 19 Aug

17 Dead After Uttarkashi Cloudburst

As many as 17 people have died in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi after a cloudburst hit Mori tehsil of the district, Disaster Management Secretary (in-charge) SA Murugesan told ANI on Monday.


Published: 19 Aug 2019, 03:31 AM IST
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