Due to rain in Uttarakhand and Himachal, incidents of landslides are coming to the fore, many roads are closed. It is raining continuously in almost all parts of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a warning of heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for the next two days. According to the Meteorological Department’s alert, there is an increase in rain activity on the west coast from July 17, while northeast India will see a decrease.
There may be heavy rains in these states
IMD has issued Orange Alert for Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. IMD told that there is a possibility of heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand for the next two days i.e. Monday (July 17) and Tuesday (July 18).
The Meteorological Department said that heavy rain is expected in Himachal Pradesh from July 15 to July 17. On the other hand, there is a possibility of heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha on Sunday. In view of this, IMD has asked people to come out only when necessary. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu told that the state has suffered a loss of about Rs 8,000 crore due to heavy rains.
CM gave financial assistance
The CM of Himachal said that ‘I have never seen such a situation in the past years. We have given Rs 1,45,000 to those whose houses have been completely damaged and Rs 1 lakh as compensation to those whose houses have been partially damaged.
Forecast of rain in Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat as well
According to the IMD, there is a possibility of similar rains in the Ghat areas of Goa and Madhya Maharashtra on July 18-20 while in Gujarat on July 19-20. On July 17, there is a possibility of thunderstorms in Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
What is Orange Alert?
IMD uses four colors for weather warnings. A ‘Green’ alert means that no action is necessary while a ‘Yellow’ alert means that the weather is expected to worsen significantly. On the other hand, in the ‘Orange’ alert, a warning is given about the possibility of extreme weather. In the ‘Red’ alert, people are warned between the possibility of severe weather and loss of life and property.