On Saturday seven districts of Himachal Pradesh were issued red alerts and 3 districts were issued orange alerts bt the India Meteorological Department for the next 48 hours as Himachal Pradesh is receiving continuous rainfall. The state is also given warnings of flash floods and landslides by the IMD.
IMD has issued an orange alert as well as a red alert to the state of Uttrakhand as the state is supposed to receive rainfall ranging from heavy to very heavy. It can prove to be risky for the state. Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have also received yellow alerts from the weather department seeing the predicted level of rainfall
IMD has predicted that eight districts of Himachal Pradesh might receive moderate to heavy rainfall that may be accompanied by thunderstorms namely, Bilaspur, Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur, Una, Hamirpur, Mandi and Kullu. Some isolated places might receive very heavy rainfall whereas a few districts might also receive light to moderate rainfall.
Bui Lal, IMD HP Deputy Director said that “A red alert has been issued for Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur districts. Most places in the state will receive rainfall. An orange alert has been issued for Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur districts.”
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The red alert resulted in the closure of schools and colleges on the 10th and 11th of July.
Certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh has also received warnings for heavy downpour. Delhi is also warned for the orange alert as it is recorded that the state has received the highest rainfall in a single day this July since 1982. The rising level of the Yamuna River is a concern for the authorities.
Delhi government has shut down the schools for today concerning the yellow alert received from IMD. There are cases of water logging in several parts of the city leading to vehicles getting stuck and an increase in traffic issues.
According to the order issued by District Magistrate Sonika of Uttarakhand, there is a shutdown of all government and non-government schools including Anganwadi centres for 10th July and classes 1 to 12.