New Delhi, August 26
The climate division on Wednesday forecast intense rainfall exercise over a number of elements of north India for the following 4 days and issued an orange alert for Uttarakhand for August 27 and 28 and a yellow alert for the following two days.
The India Meteorological Department has 4 colour-coded alerts—inexperienced, yellow, orange and crimson — based mostly on climate sample.
Orange alert has additionally been issued for east Uttar Pradesh for August 28 and east Rajasthan (August 29-30).
The IMD has additionally issued a yellow alert for Jammu Kashmir (August 27), Himachal Pradesh (August 27-28), east Uttar Pradesh (August 27, 29-30), east Rajasthan (August 27-28), Punjab (August 27-28), Haryana, Delhi (August 27-29), west Rajasthan (August 29-30).
Rains have been wreaking havoc throughout north India with many rivers flowing near the hazard mark.
In the nationwide capital, the Yamuna was flowing close to the warning mark on Wednesday and is prone to swell additional with extra water being launched into it from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana, officers mentioned.
In Uttar Pradesh, the variety of districts hit by floods went as much as 19 with Shahjahanpur being added to the record.
“There are 19 flood-affected districts, where 922 villages are affected, of which 571 are marooned,” state Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goel mentioned.
Till Tuesday, 1,090 villages throughout 18 districts had been affected. Of these, 620 villages had acquired marooned.
The districts affected are Ambedkarnagar, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, Barabanki, Basti, Deoria, Farrukhabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Kasganj, Pilibhit, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Mau, Santkabirnagar, Shahjananpur and Sitapur.
A 35-year-old man was killed and a bridge washed away as heavy rains lashed extensive elements of Jammu area for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, officers mentioned.
Police additionally rescued 15 nomadic folks, belonging to completely different households, after they had been caught in flashfloods within the Ujh river close to Rajbagh space of Kathua district, the officers mentioned. — PTI