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Uttarakhand: Administration issues alert as water level of Ganga surges amid torrential rains

The Meteorological Centre in Uttarakhand has predicted heavy rainfall over several parts of the state until July 10

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 07th 2024 03:38 PM
Uttarakhand: Administration issues alert as water level of Ganga surges amid torrential rains

Uttarakhand: Administration issues alert as water level of Ganga surges amid torrential rains

Uttarakhand: Due to recent torrential rains, the water level of the Ganga River in Uttarakhand has surged significantly. As a result, the state administration has issued an alert to the public. The continuous heavy rainfall has led to a rapid rise in water levels, posing a potential threat to the regions along the riverbanks.

As the water level of the river reached the Triveni Ghat Aarti Sthal, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) issued an alert for travellers and warned them to avoid staying at the ghats at night.


Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and have advised residents in low-lying areas to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. Evacuation plans and emergency measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of the population. The administration is also coordinating with various disaster management agencies to address any emergencies that may arise due to the rising water levels. 

The Meteorological Centre in Uttarakhand has predicted heavy rainfall over several parts of the state until July 10. 

The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in many places, with extremely heavy rainfall in isolated areas in the Kumaon region. Heavy rains are also expected in the Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand on July 7.

The weather report also predicts heavy rains in the Dehradun, Tehri, Haridwar, and Uttarkashi districts on Sunday.

Given the heavy rainfall alert, the state government has appealed to all residents to stay in safe areas and remain cautious due to the potential disasters caused by heavy rains.

 Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, on Saturday, directed the district magistrates of all concerned districts to remain on high alert regarding the forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall in nine districts on July 7. 

 

- With inputs from agencies

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