Himachal rain highlights: Over 1000 people rescued from flooded areas in past 72 hours
Himachal rain news highlights: Over 1000 people were rescued from flood-affected areas in the past 72 hours, the IAF said in its statement.
Himachal rain news highlights: Over 1000 citizens were rescued from flood-affected areas of Himachal Pradesh in the past 72 hours. The state remains the most severely affected by this year's monsoon rains with at least 72 people lost their lives in incidents related to heavy rainfall over the past three days, news agency ANI reported. According to data from the state disaster management, 1,762 houses suffered complete damage, and 8,952 houses were partially damaged due to the ongoing downpours. Additionally, this monsoon season has witnessed 113 landslides.
Certain low-lying areas in parts of Punjab experienced flooding due to elevated water levels in the dams over the Sutlej and Beas rivers, caused by incessant rain in the hills. The National Disaster Response Force, along with the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF), has been deployed for rescue operations in regions affected by floods.
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- Aug 17, 2023 09:25 PM IST
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann inspects flood-affected areas of Hoshiarpur in GurdaspurAug 17, 2023 08:02 PM IST
Uttarakhand rain news: SDRF presses dog squad into service to trace missing mother-son duo in Rishikesh
Intensifying its search for the mother-son duo missing since August 14 when their car was washed away near Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh, State Disaster Response Force on Thursday deployed a specialist dog squad to trace the missing duo, said officials
Manikant Mishra, Commandant SDRF Uttarakhand said that for the effective search of the woman and child missing in the incident, a specialist canine squad (dog team) has been sent to the area from the Jollygrant, for an effective search in the area to recover the bodies”, he saidAug 17, 2023 07:39 PM IST
‘Widespread damage in state due to landslides,’ says Uttarakhand CM Dhami
"There have been widespread damages across the state due to landslides triggered by excessive rainfall. Relief work is being carried out and the situation is being monitored," said Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.Aug 17, 2023 06:43 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Over 1000 citizens rescued from flood-affected areas in past 72 hours
Himachal rain news LIVE updates| After the successful rescue of over 220 citizens today, from Kangra district, operations by helicopters of Western Air Command have been completed for now. In the last 72 hours, over 1000 citizens have been rescued from flood-affected areas. Indian Air Force remains ready to undertake further operations as required: IAFAug 17, 2023 06:19 PM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Over 300 roads blocked due to landslides in Uttarakhand
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Over 300 roads were blocked due to landslide and boulder falls in Uttarakhand on Thursday. The rainfall activity in the state is likely to come down in the next four days but will pick up after Sunday, according to Indian Meteorological Department Dehradun Centre officials.
IMD Dehradun has issued a yellow alert in eight districts for Friday with rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning in isolated areas and a yellow alert for all districts has been issued for all districts for Sunday.Aug 17, 2023 06:04 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: CM Sukhu visits Sarkaghat constituency in Mandi
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: “Today, after visiting the rain-affected areas of Sarkaghat assembly constituency of Mandi district, Matehdi, Baldwara, Jukain and interacted with the affected people. For partially damaged houses, the government will provide financial assistance of ₹one lakh each. Interacted with 23 disaster affected families of Gram Panchayat Gahera and asked the administration to provide all possible facilities to the people living in the relief camps,” Himachal CM Sukhvinder Sukhu posted on social media.Aug 17, 2023 05:47 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Unscientific constructions, depleting forest cover causing frequent landslides, say experts
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Extensive cutting of hill slopes for construction and widening of roads, blasting for tunnels, and hydro projects are the main reasons behind increase in slides, said geological expert Prof Virender Singh Dhar.
Dhar further said that vertical cutting of mountains for road construction has been witnessed in Himachal with just 5-10 feet retaining walls.Aug 17, 2023 05:35 PM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Follow Hindustan Times' coverage on rainfall, IMD predictions and other related news
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Follow Hindustan Times' coverage on rainfall, IMD predictions and other related news here.Aug 17, 2023 05:24 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Lone survivor of Shiv Mandir collapse incident recalls horror
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: "I was sleeping in a house beside the temple. As soon as I woke up, there was a sudden loud noise and just after that something fell on me and I was under the debris. I shouted for help and people came to rescue me... The money we had was lost during the incident," ANI quoted Ram Singh, the lone survivor of the 'Shiv Mandir' collapse incident at Summer Hill, Shimla.
Several people were killed and many others were feared buried under debris after a Shiv Mandir in Shimla collapsed following a cloudburst as rain wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh on Monday.Aug 17, 2023 05:16 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: ‘There is 43% excess rainfall since June 1 in Himachal’, says IMD official Surender Paul
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: "The state witnessed scattered rainfall in the last 24 hours. Monsoon is on the higher side this time...If we see the data, there is 43% excess rainfall since June 1 in Himachal Pradesh. Scattered rainfall will occur in the next 4-5 days. There will be controlled rainfall in the state till August 25," Paul said.Aug 17, 2023 04:58 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Govt launches 'FloodWatch' app for real-time flood updates
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Amid a rise in flood-related incidents in the country, including loss of life and property, the government Thursday launched an app to disseminate real-time information on the flood situation in affected areas. The 'FloodWatch' app, will collect data from 338 stations to send real-time flood updates across 23 states and Union Territories, Central Water Commission (CWC) Chairperson Kushvinder Vohra said.Aug 17, 2023 04:46 PM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: SDRF Commandant inspects relief operations in Uttarakhand's Jakhan village
Rain NewsToday LIVE updates: State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Commandant Manikant Mishra on Thursday inspected the rescue and relief operations in Jakhan village which was hit by a landslide on Wednesday. "SDRF teams are dedicatedly carrying relief and rescue operations in Jakhan village since yesterday. The affected people are being helped in every way. SDRF teams are keeping a close watch in the affected area," he said.Aug 17, 2023 04:31 PM IST
Rain NewsToday LIVE updates: Uttarakhand's Ram Jhula suspension bridge closed for two-wheelers
Rain NewsToday LIVE updates: The famous Ram Jhula suspension bridge here was closed for two-wheelers on Thursday due to soil erosion beyond its abutments by the Ganga, which is in spate following a recent spell of heavy rains in Uttarakhand. The decision was taken for safety reasons as allowing two-wheelers to pass through the bridge could have been risky.Aug 17, 2023 04:09 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: HP CM calls for setting up more Automatic Weather Stations
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu on Thursday directed officials to work on a plan to set up more Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in the state to obtain real-time data related to weather forecasts.
At present, there are 23 AWS stations in several places in the state including Shimla, Dharamshala, Dalhousie and Kufri.Aug 17, 2023 04:02 PM IST
Rain NewsToday LIVE updates: Met dept predicts heavy rain in parts of Andhra Pradesh for next four days
Rain NewsToday LIVE updates: The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in parts of Andhra Pradesh for the next four days from Thursday.
Rain is expected due to a north-south trough running from south interior Karnataka to Comorin area at an altitude of 0.9 km above mean sea level, said an official from the Amaravati Meteorological Centre.Aug 17, 2023 03:50 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Army, NDRF teams rescue 300 people from flood-hit villages in Kapurthala
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Army and NDRF teams on Thursday rescued nearly 300 people from marooned villages in Punjab's Kapurthala district.
Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Karnail Singh said six teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Army pressed six boats to rescue the people caught in the floods and all those evacuated have been shifted to relief camps.Aug 17, 2023 03:38 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: 'Bihari masons come here and...': Himachal CM on Shimla disaster, clarifies later
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: As Himachal Pradesh is battling the worst natural calamity of the last 50 years, triggered by excessive rain and landslides, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shukhvinder Singh Sukhu blamed rampant and faulty constructions in the hill state. Read MoreAug 17, 2023 03:25 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: ‘Proper steps not taken beforehand even in the capital city of Shimla,’ says Jairam Thakur
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: "Whatever actions taken in Himachal Pradesh so far, are taken post-disaster. Arrangements should be made in the disaster-prone areas where severe damages could occur...Proper steps are not taken beforehand even in the capital city Shimla," says Former HP CM Jairam Thakur on the Himachal Pradesh disaster.Aug 17, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Karnataka faces large rainfall deficit, Bengaluru records 5th hottest August day
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Bengaluru city saw its fifth hottest August day on Wednesday as it recorded a maximum temperature of 31.8 degrees Celsius, which was 3.7 degrees above normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Read MoreAug 17, 2023 02:55 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: Death toll climbs to 72
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: With the recovery of one more body from the debris of a collapsed Shiv temple in Summer Hill area here, the death toll in the rain fury in Himachal Pradesh has climbed to 72, officials said on Thursday.Aug 17, 2023 01:21 PM IST
Himachal rain news LIVE updates: IAF rescues over 780 people from flood affected areas in last 48 hrs
The Indian Air Force (IAF) officials on Wednesday that helicopters under the Western Air Command had successfully rescued over 780 individuals from flood-stricken areas in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh within the past 48 hours. This was accomplished through more than 50 sorties conducted for this purpose.
Additionally, chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu carried out an aerial inspection of the flood-affected regions of Indora and Fatehpur in the Kangra district. He evaluated the ongoing evacuation efforts in areas downstream of the Pong Reservoir and the progress of other relief initiatives. Sukhu engaged with people at relief camps in Damtal and Shekhpura, expressing concern for their well-being and offering assurance of comprehensive support from the government. (ANI)Aug 17, 2023 11:35 AM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: IMD issues ‘heavy rainfall’ warning to eastern states
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin on Thursday predicted that the eastern states – Jharkhand, Wes Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha – will witness ‘very heavy rainfall’ in the coming days till August 21.
The northeastern region is also likely to witness isolated heavy rainfall from today for the next four days.Aug 17, 2023 10:38 AM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Visuals of houses destroyed due to landslide in DehradunAug 17, 2023 10:13 AM IST
Himachal Rain LIVE updates: NDRF continues rescue operation at Shimla after landslide that killed at least 13 people
The National Disaster Resposnse Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Indian Army on Thursday continued to conduct operations in Shimla's Summer Hill region following a landslide that has claimed the lives of at least 13 individuals thus far. A total of 21 people were reported missing due to the massive landslide that occurred on Monday.Aug 17, 2023 09:48 AM IST
Rain News LIVE updates: IMD issues latest warning updates district, station wise across IndiaAug 17, 2023 09:29 AM IST
Rain News LIVE updates: Rescue operation underway in Shimla's Summer Hill area after a massive landslide
Rescue operation underway in Shimla's Summer Hill area after a massive landslide took place in the area on 14th August.
(ANI)Aug 17, 2023 09:13 AM IST
Rain News LIVE updates: 15 houses destroyed in Dehradun due to landslide, families shifted to relief camps
Totally 15 houses and 7 cowsheds in Dehradun's Langha Jakhan village in Uttarakhand have been destroyed due to a landslide, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. No casualties have been reported, and all the affected families have been relocated to relief camps established at a school in Pachta village. The roads have also collapsed due to the landslide.Aug 17, 2023 08:53 AM IST
Rain News Today LIVE updates: Heavy rainfall predicted in these northeastern states
The IMD has predicted a isolated ‘heavy rainfall’ in the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagalaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till Sunday.Aug 17, 2023 08:22 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh rain LIVE updates: Schools in Shimla to be shut today due to landslides
Due to frequent landslides blocking roads, all educational institutions in Shima will be closed on Thursday. The state government has requested the central government to declare a “national disaster” in Himachal Pradesh. The rain fury have already caused a monetary loss of around ₹75,000 crore in this year's monsoon for the state, chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said.Aug 17, 2023 08:10 AM IST
Rain Today LIVE udpdates: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand over next two days
The weather department on Wednesday predicted that the hilly state of Uttarakhand is likely to experience “heavy rainfall” over the upcoming two days – Friday and Saturday. Amidst the continuous rain affecting the state, nearly 300 pilgrims who had been stranded on the trek route to the Madmaheshwar temple in Rudraprayag district due to a bridge collapse were rescued on Wednesday.Aug 17, 2023 07:51 AM IST
Rain Today LIVE udpdates: Telangana likely to receive moderate rainfall over next three days
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted that Telangana is likely to receive ‘light to moderate rain’ over the next three days – August 18, 19 and 20 – as the upper air circulation ver the northeast Bay of Bengal started moving towards north, intensify into a low-pressure system.
“There is a slight increase in rainfall activity with moderate to heavy over north Telangana and light to moderate rains in the rest of the parts of Telangana. The state is likely to have fairly widespread rainfall on the 18th, 19th and 20th of August,” ANI quoted director of Hyderabad Metrological Centre as saying.TopicsStory SavedLive Score