Several low-lying areas of Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal were submerged in water as the water level in the Alaknanda river increased due to heavy rains.
The Nepal Dolkha district administration has issued a flood alert amid rising water levels in the areas of Nepal’s Terai and North Bihar rivers. The administration has appealed to the people living on the banks of the Tamakoshi river in Dolkha to move to a safer place. The landslide has completely devastated the river system near Tingri County of Rongxia City. There is a danger of flash floods here.
Alaknanda at Srinagar Nursery Road ghat pic.twitter.com/KVMdcF34Eu
— Pradeep Bisht (@Pradeep08856795) June 19, 2021
The water level of many big rivers including the Ganges is rising in Bihar. Gandak and Budhi Gandak are flowing above the danger mark. Fear of floods is causing migration from 182 villages.
On the Rishikesh-Srinagar National Highway near Beasi in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, the road was closed due to landslides on Saturday. Several low-lying areas of Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal were submerged in water as the water level in the Alaknanda river increased due to heavy rains.
A #landslide occurred on #Uttarakhand's National Highway-58 connecting Rishikesh & Srinagar. It has been closed for traffic movement. Several low-lying areas in Pauri Garhwal have been submerged in water after water levels rose in the Alaknanda river. pic.twitter.com/S1mIs7IDQT
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) June 19, 2021
Earlier on Friday, IMD has issued a rain alert across the country. For the next 3 to 4 days, there is a possibility of heavy rain in the areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim, East Uttar Pradesh, Northeast Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh. Apart from this, there may be heavy rain in the coastal areas from Maharashtra to Kerala. In these, Konkan and Goa, Gujarat, Coastal Karnataka and Madhya Maharashtra may receive rain for the next 3 to 4 days. Of these, the coastal areas of Gujarat and Karnataka will have maximum impact. The IMD has also predicted thunderstorms and storms in these states for the next two days.