The SDRF team Rushed to the spot in Dehradun where a cloudburst was reported by locals at 2:45 am today in Sarkhet village.
Mumbai: In the early hours of this morning, a cloudburst occurred in the Raipur block of the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Locals in the district’s Sarkhet village noticed the cloudburst at 2:45 a.m. After receiving information, the State Disaster Response Force, or SDRF team, sped to the area.
People who were stuck in the village were rescued by the SDRF team and others took shelter in a resort nearby.
“Due to the continuous torrential rains since yesterday, the Tamasa river flowing near the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has taken a formidable form. Due to this, the contact between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost, and the pool has also been damaged. By the grace of God, there has been no loss of life or property,” said Acharya Bipin Joshi, the founder of the temple.
Flash floods were also caused by heavy rainfall this morning at the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.
The upward movement of devotees in the Mata Vaishno Devi temple was temporarily halted due to the severe rains and flash floods. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were already deployed, the situation is being monitored and no untoward incident has been reported so far.
A cloudburst that hit Amarnath’s holy cave location earlier in July caused a heavy water discharge in the “Nallah,” which lies next to the holy cave. As a result, the road to Amarnath was damaged, and the yatra was put on hold for a while.
The Indian Air Force also sent four Mi-17V5 and four Cheetal helicopters to the Amarnath shrine to assist in rescue and relief operations.
On June 29, the Yatra set out from Jammu under the strict security measures was put in place by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the army, and the local police.
The pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine, a 3,880-meter-high cave temple is in the higher Himalayas, and is conducted from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal.
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