Shimla Heavy rains and landslides have wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh for the past four days. 71 people have died in various accidents so far. Hundreds of houses have been destroyed due to cloudburst. A large number of people are still trapped in many places. Situation is very bad in Kangra, Mandi, Chamba due to flood. Army, Air Force, NDRF, SDRF are engaged in rescue. The Air Force is busy evacuating people trapped in the flood by helicopter. Humland, the poshest area of Shimla, has been declared a danger zone. Chief Minister Sukhon Singh Sukhu himself is saying that it will take a year to recover the damage caused by this calamity.
Schools will remain closed in Shimla today.
On the other hand, all schools and Anganwadi centers in Himachal’s Shimla will remain closed on August 17 in urban and rural areas. This decision has been taken due to frequent landslides in Shimla. However, schools will open in the remaining districts of Himachal from today. It was decided to close the school due to heavy rains and landslides.
742 mm of rain in 54 days
Himachal has received 742 mm of rain in just 54 days of monsoon, which is more than the season average of 730 mm between June and September 30. According to the Meteorological Department, the rainfall in July broke the record of the last 50 years. He also said that Manali, Solan, Rohru, Una, Ghamrur, Hamirpur and Keylong broke all previous records of rainfall in a single day in the month on July 9. Unusual rainfall was recorded in the state that day.
223 mm of rain in four days
According to the Meteorological Department, Himachal Pradesh recorded 223 mm rainfall in four days from July 7 to 10, four times the average rainfall of 41.6 mm during the same period. The second round of heavy rain is continuing in the state from Sunday. Monsoon will weaken in the next few days and is likely to reactivate on August 25, the official said. During this season, many parts of the state are recording heavy to very heavy rainfall. (input language)
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