People trapped in the Tamas area near Raini village in Chamoli district due to landslides received help. On Monday (August 23), a team from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescued more than 200 people. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that from August 24 to 28 there will be five days of heavy rain in Uttarakhand, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning.
Last week, due to frequent landslides that hit the area, the Niti border highway connecting the China-India border in Joshimath, Chamoli region, was blocked for a week. According to information shared by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), roads in the valley were blocked due to landslides and the people of the valley were trapped in their homes. “We are facing difficulty in opening the road because of the recurring landslides (/topic/landslides). The pedestrian movement has also been blocked. We are taking the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF (/topic/ndrf)) to make an alternative way for people. The rescue operation is underway,” BRO said. At the same time, people from more than a dozen villages in the valley have been trapped in their homes for a week without facilities.
Heavy rains caused severe landslide and flash flood damage in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, resulting in loss of life and property.