New Delhi: Rain bring respite from muggy weather but incessant heavy rain became flood-like situation for many states. Waterlogging, landslide are some disasters people are facing right now. Normal vehicular movement also disrupted due to rain. Rain wreaks havoc in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh which leads flood-like situations in many areas. Uttar Pradesh and Delhi sees more downpour as it continues till Sunday July 31.
Flood-like situation in Bandipora of Jammu and Kashmir after a cloudburst, which created an atmosphere of panic among the people. There is an alert of heavy rain in more than 10 states of the country.
In Himachal Pradesh also, the rain of calamity has made people in a bad condition. In Kinnaur, when the lake formed in the drain broke, there was a flood. The occurrence of land slipping has increased after heavy rains.
IMD sounds widespread rains with isolated heavy falls, thunderstorms and lightning are possible over Rajasthan on Wednesday (July 27); Punjab, north Haryana and Chandigarh from Wednesday to Sunday (July 27-31), and Uttar Pradesh from Thursday to Sunday (July 28-31).
Himachal weather update
The Himachal Pradesh meteorological department on Wednesday said heavy rain is expected in the state over the next few days which may lead to disruption of essential services and trigger flash floods. The ongoing rainfall activity is very likely to increase from July 28 to 30. Moderate rainfall with isolated spells of heavy rainfall is likely in parts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur during the next 48 hours. Flash floods are feared in parts of the two districts during this period, it said.
Rajasthan is in “yellow Alert”
The trouble in and around Rajasthan’s Jodhpur has not eased. IMD puts Rajathan in “yellow alert”. The work of evacuating people trapped in water in Roop Nagar with the help of the army continued till late night. Some soldiers of the army struggled in the water till their waist in the light of mobile torch to get rid of the people from the calamity. The bus got stuck amidst strong waves near Lohawat village, some distance from Jodhpur city. Nearby people took out all the passengers safely in time. In Jaisalmer too after heavy rains, river drains started showing their orgy. Roads have become submerged in Ramgarh due to the rise in the water level of the river.
Disaster caused by heavy rains in Telangana
In Telangana too heavy rain has turned into a disaster. Big cities started floating in the water. Water entered many houses, adding to the problems of the people. In the Cyberabad area of Hyderabad, a young man riding a bike got stuck in the midst of a terrible flood over the bridge. With the help of the traffic police team, the young man was pulled out of trouble with the help of an iron chain. When water was released from Himayat Sagar Lake, there was a flood. The water level of Musi river increased, causing disaster in Bahadurpura and Kishanbagh areas situated on the banks of the river. The low-lying area was evacuated. When the flood came, the NDRF team arrived with a boat and rescued many people.
Hyderabad weather update
Trouble broke out in the Chanderghat area of Hyderabad at midnight. One, due to heavy rains and overflowing of the dam from above, a double disaster occurred on this area. The entire settlement of Chanderghat area has been submerged. Wherever you look, there you see only water. There is so much water logging that people have water up to their knees. The flood waters entered the houses in the middle of the night and most of the belongings of the people were ruined. The temples located here have also been submerged in water. Two major bridges of Musirambagh and Chanderghat have been closed due to the heavy surge in the Musi river.
Flood-like situation in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
At the same time, many rivers of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are also in spate after heavy rains. People are finding it difficult to move from one place to another. In Kawardha, Chhattisgarh, many people were seen crossing the river with their lives on their palms. There is a huge surge in the river. The overflowing river is flowing from about 2 feet above the bridge. Many people were seen crossing the bridge risking their lives. It was told that to go to the Bhoramdev temple present in this area of Kawardha, people are crossing the boiling river with their lives on their palms.
A tractor crossing a river flowing on a bridge in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh was washed away with a strong current of water. Earlier this tractor was seen crossing the water rapidly, but then its balance deteriorated and it fell into the river along with the driver. However, after a while the driver of the tractor left safely. Heavy rains also affected other areas of Chhindwara. The roads of the city turned into ponds and water entered the ITI there, causing a lot of trouble to the students.