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IMD Issues Orange Alert In Himachal Pradesh Amid Cloudbursts And Heavy Downpour, Leh, Mumbai Other Largely Affected Areas

The monsoon has wreaked havoc in India in last few days leading to waterlogging, landslides and many deaths in rain-related incidents.

The continuous downpour in many parts of the country has even led the administration to shut schools, colleges and even blocked many national highways.

In Uttarakhand, continuous rainfall has destroyed the electric infrastructure due to which there have been power outages in multiple parts of Uttarkashi. Schools have also been shut due to waterlogging.

On Friday night, many cloudbursts were also reported in Uttarkashi. Many vehicles were also washed away due to incessant rain.

The national highway leading to Kanchanganga in Badrinath Dham has also been blocked due to the calamity as the Alaknanda river has been flowing above the danger mark. The water level in the river has been on continuous rise.

Meanwhile, for Himachal Pradesh the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an orange alert and asked people to guard against heavy rainfall which had been forecasted for several parts in the state.

Yellow alert has also been sounded for some other places in the state between 23 to 25 July by the IMD.

According to the Himachal Pradesh State Emergency Response Centre, at least 138 people have lost their lives in rail related incidents – flash floods, landslides, waterlogging etc.In damges there has been an aggregate loss of worth ₹ 4,986 crore in state.

Not just Himachal Pradesh, cloudbursts in Leh town of Ladhak caused flash floods and led to road damages and waterlogging.

Meanwhile, in Mumbai also there have been reports of heavy rainfall on Saturday morning that has caused waterlogging in Chembur, Kurla and Andheri regions.

Government had already announced two days closing down of schools and colleges in Thane and Palghar near Mumbai due to heavy downpour.

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