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Delhi Flood Alert highlights- Water level of Yamuna river expected to cross danger mark today evening: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Flood Alert: Majority of the damage was reported from the two worst-hit states — Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand — as heavy rains remained unabated through the Himalayan belt.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 19, 2019 23:24 IST
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At least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or feared dead as relentless rains hammered north India causing widespread flooding, landslides, damage to roads and buildings. Flood alerts were sounded in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as rivers, including the Yamuna, swelled to dangerous levels.

Majority of the damage was reported from the two worst-hit states — Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand — as heavy rains remained unabated through the Himalayan belt.

Highlights:

3:38 pm IST

Sustained water flow in Jalandhar-Firozpur section expected till next 36 hours

Water flowing over bottom chord in upstream and touching bottom chord on downstream of Bridge No 84 on Gidarpindi to Makhu (Jalandhar-Firozpur section). Sustained flow expected till next 36 hours as per state government. The local residents around this bridge have been urged that there should be no attempt to disturb the protection works of Railway bridge else it will delay resumption of train services: Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepur Rajesh Aggarwal

2:55 pm IST

Total around 75,000 cusecs water is being released from Bhakra dam

Total around 75,000 cusecs water is being released from Bhakra dam.

2:23 pm IST

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh meets flood-affected people at village Khairabad

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh meets flood-affected people at village Khairabad near Rupnagar.

2:18 pm IST

Punjab CM announces relief of Rs 100 crore for flood-affected people of the state

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh announces immediate relief of Rs100 crore for flood-affected people of the state.

2:14 pm IST

Water level of Yamuna river is expected to cross danger mark today evening: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Water level (of Yamuna river) is expected to cross the danger mark today evening. Water can reach here during the next two days with full force, all our officers and ministers are monitoring the situation 24x7.

 

1:39 pm IST

People of Punjab’s Motipur Khalsa coming out of their houses through deep water

People of Punjab’s Motipur Khalsa coming out of their houses through deep water as administration failed to rescue them.

1:16 pm IST

Uttarakhand: 4 dead, 3 rescued and 1 missing in Makudi village

Uttarakhand: 4 dead, 3 rescued and 1 missing in Makudi village, Uttarkashi district following a cloud burst in the area. Rescue operation underway, reports news agency ANI.

12:22 pm IST

Jalandhar: Flood-like situation in 7 villages of Phillaur following heavy rainfall

Jalandhar: Flood-like situation in 7 villages of Phillaur following heavy rainfall.

 

12:00 pm IST

Kerala: Death toll in flood-related incidents rises to 121

Kerala: Death toll in flood-related incidents rises to 121. 40 people injured, 21 still missing.

 

11:56 am IST

22 people have died due to heavy rainfall and flood in past 2 days: Himachal Pradesh CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on flood-situation in the state: 22 people have died due to heavy rainfall and flood in just past 2 days. Death toll in entire monsoon season is 43. Losses of 574 crore estimated till now, detailed reports will come later. Situation is improving.

 

11:53 am IST

8 trains cancelled in Jalandhar

At least eight trains have been cancelled in Jalandhar due to water flowing above danger level. Two trains have also been diverted.

11:45 am IST

Mandi: Road near Hanogi temple in Dwada damaged following heavy rainfall

Mandi: Road near Hanogi temple in Dwada damaged following heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh.

 

11:44 am IST

9 people being evacuated from roof of a house in Nanupura village of Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border

At least nine people including six children and two women were airlifted from roof of a house in Nanupura village of located on Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border.

11:41 am IST

Leh Manali Highway, Hindustan Tibet Road cut off due to rain

Transport has been paralyzed on the strategically important Leh - Manali highway, nullahs were in the spate and the road has been snapped due intermittent land sliding at several places. Hindustan Tibet Road connecting frontiers along China border was also blocked for traffic.

11:40 am IST

10 dead, 11 missing in heavy rains in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

At least 10 people have died and 11 are missing after heavy rains lashed parts of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

11:10 am IST

Dehradun: IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Kumaun region during next 24 hours

India Meteorological Department, Dehradun: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in Kumaun region during the next 24 hours, reports news agency ANI.

10:49 am IST

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to visit flood affected areas of Rupnagar

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to visit flood affected areas of Rupnagar .Earlier he was scheduled to conduct aerial survey, now he will come by road.

10:34 am IST

Flood threat looms over 130 Tarn Taran villages

As the water level in Sutlej and Beas rivers reached near the danger mark, residents of 130 villages in Tarn Taran district are living under fear. The district administration rescued 34 people from two villages situated along the Sutlej river.

10:32 am IST

Kullu: Traffic movement stopped at Bhuntar-Manikaran road near Sarsadi after road caved in following a landslide

Kullu: Traffic movement stopped at Bhuntar-Manikaran road near Sarsadi after the road caved in following a landslide.

 

10:16 am IST

Himachal Pradesh: A portion of a footbridge over Sutlej river in Chaba area of Shimla collapsed yesterday

Himachal Pradesh: A portion of a footbridge over Sutlej river in Chaba area of Shimla collapsed yesterday after the water level in the river increased due to heavy rainfall in the region.

The bridge provided connectivity to Shakra, Baaladi, Bindla, and Jedvi villages.

 

10:06 am IST

17 people have died in the cloud burst in Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi

Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, to ANI: 17 people have died in the cloud burst in Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.

10:05 am IST

Yamuna flows near danger mark, admin begins evacuating people living on bank

The Delhi government on Sunday issued an advisory, asking people living in low-lying areas to shift to safer places, as the water levels in the river Yamuna inched close to the danger mark.

10:01 am IST

Shimla: Electricity production resumed last night

Shimla: Electricity production resumed last night in Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Station of 1500 MW capacity and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station. Operation was suspended yesterday due to rise in silt in the Satluj river, reports news agency ANI.

9:59 am IST

Four dead, 20 rescued as rain washes away several houses in Uttarakhand

Four people were killed while 20 others were rescued across Uttarakhand as it continued to receive heavy rain since Saturday, officials said.

9:44 am IST

Delhi government calls for emergency meeting in wake of rising water level

Delhi Government has called for an emergency meeting of concerned officials in wake of the rising water level in the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the meeting, reports news agency ANI.

9:43 am IST

Uttarakhand: Two persons airlifted from Arakot of Mori tehsil in Uttarkashi

Uttarakhand: Two persons airlifted from Arakot of Mori tehsil in Uttarkashi following cloudburst have been brought to Sahasradhara helipad in Dehradun. They are being shifted to Doon Hospital.

 

9:40 am IST

Himachal Pradesh: Normal life affected in Hamirpur due to heavy rainfall in the area

Himachal Pradesh: Normal life affected in Hamirpur due to heavy rainfall in the area.

 

9:35 am IST

Dehradun: Emergency Wing at Doon Hospital prepared to take-up patients

Dehradun: Emergency Wing at Doon Hospital prepared to take-up patients being brought from Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.

 

9:30 am IST

Officials in Uttarkashi take stock of situation

Uttarkashi: Finance Secretary Amit Negi, Inspector General (IG) Sanjay Gunjyal, and Uttarkashi District Magistrate (DM) Ashish Chauhan take stock of the situation in Arakot following cloud-burst in the region.

 

9:26 am IST

23 killed as heavy rains trigger landslides across Himachal Pradesh

At least 23 people have been killed since Friday across Himachal Pradesh as incessant rain continued to lash the state. Nine people died in Shimla while five deaths were reported from Solan.

9:21 am IST

Delhi: Water level of Yamuna River recorded at 204.70 meters today

Delhi: Water level of Yamuna River recorded at 204.70 meters today (the warning level is at 204.50 meters), after more than 8 lakh cusecs of water released from Hathni Kund barrage. Delhi Govt has issued orders for evacuation, Civil Defence volunteers have been deployed.

 

9:18 am IST

30 killed, dozens reported missing as rains hammered north India

At least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or feared dead as relentless rains hammered north India.