Weather is hitting the country from the plains to the mountains. Torrential rains have caused havoc in the mountains, while floods have caused havoc in many plains states. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rain in many states including UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar today or even on 31 July. According to the Meteorological Department, Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Baghpat, Chandausi, Sambhal, Chandpur, Amroha, Moradabad and surrounding areas may receive thunderstorms in the next few hours.
From Uttarakhand to Himachal mountains are cracking. The next 24 hours are extremely heavy for the mountains. The Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain alert for Pithoragarh, Bageshwar and Chamoli districts. The torrential rains in the mountains have caused great havoc for the past one month. There was a landslide on the Badrinath highway in Chamoli and part of the mountain came down.
Roads have been washed away due to heavy rain and landslide in many districts of Uttarakhand. In such a situation, people are trapped everywhere. Army men seized some people trapped in a village after a landslide in Dharchula area and rescued them safely. Actually, after the sudden flash flood in this area, people got trapped, who were taken out by running a rescue operation. Army personnel also provided relief material and medicines to the people. At the same time, the meteorological department has issued an orange alert for heavy rain for the next 24 hours for Uttarakhand.
About 10 districts of Bihar have been affected by Flood. Four people have died on Thursday due to floods in Khagaria. But in Khagaria, irrespective of the danger, many children are not deterred from doing stunts in the midst of floods. The NDRF team is continuously engaged in relief and rescue work in dealing with the flood disaster in Bihar.
Vijay Sinha, Commandant of the 9th Battalion NDRF based in Bihta (Patna), said that on Thursday, one of the two teams stationed in West Champaran has been deployed in Siwan district on the demand of the state disaster management department. A total of 21 teams of NDRF are deployed in the state’s 13 districts of Gopalganj, East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Siwan, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Supaul, Patna, Araria, Katihar and Kishanganj with state-of-the-art flood prevention and communication equipment.