Heavy rainfall has caused massive damage across North India. Over the past three days, it has been observed that the heavy downpour has claimed 37 lives, flooded homes, property destruction and many more havocs.
Last evening the Yamuna River in Delhi crossed the safe mark of 205.33 meters and rose up to 206.32 meters earlier this morning. The rise happened because more water has been released in Yamuna from Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage.
The authorities are taking steps to evacuate people from the low-lying sears that are considered more prone to flooding. They will be evacuated to relief camps and community centres across the state.
According to the officials, the river Yamuna crossed the safe mark sooner than expected. In the next 24 hours, the water level of Yamuna will rise with the release of more water from Haryana.
The “high flood” level of Yamuna is recorded at 207.49 meters in 1978.
Heavy rain has resulted in widespread flooding and caused submerged parks, underpasses, markets as well as hospital premises. The drainage system of the city is worrisome as through social media platforms we can see images and videos circulating of people moving in knee-deep water.
16 control rooms are set up by the Delhi government from where the flood-prone areas will be monitored. The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has resorted to the execution of measures to solve the issue of water logging at various places across the city.
In a statement, Arvind Kejriwal mentioned that this year Delhi has seen such severe rainfall for the first time in the last 40 years. This massive rain in Delhi was observed in 1982 with the recorded rainfall being 169mm in a 24-hour period. He said that this massive rainfall was unexpected in Delhi and it is unfortunate that the drainage system of the city is not designed to bear heavy rain.
The weather prediction suggests that the state of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will receive heavy downpours.
The Army and National Disaster Response Force are deployed across North India to undergo relief and rescue operations in the areas affected due to massive rainfall.
The rivers of the northern region have crossed the danger level. Roads and buildings of cities and towns are submerged in knee-deep water.
The state of Himachal Pradesh is the worst hit by the rain with landslides, flash floods, and damaged houses and properties across the state. The loss in Himachal Pradesh is worth crores.
Our prime minister Narendra Modi has assured the state’s chief minister, Sukhwinder Sigh to receive all kinds of help and support from him.
Several roads and highways of Uttrakhand are blocked due to unstoppable rain, landslides and the rise in the water level of the rivers.
Heavy rain has caused water logging issues in low-lying areas in several parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The concerned authorities of the states are taking prompt action in the worst-hit regions.