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Uttarakhand weather department issues ‘very heavy’ rain alert for next 3 days

The warning is of a massive downpour in almost all the districts

india Updated: Aug 23, 2018 12:14 IST
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The Lower Mall Road in Dehradun after heavy rains.(HT File Photo)

A “heavy to very heavy rain” alert was issued on Thursday in Uttarakhand for the next three days by the regional Met Office.

Although the state has been receiving widespread rains, the warning is for heavy showers in almost all the districts.

Dehradun and districts of Uttarkashi and Udham Singh Nagar have been receiving heavy rains in the past 24 hours, forcing the district administration to step up vigil. Bajpur area in Udham Singh Nagar district is facing flood like situation, an official said.

In Bajpur, water-logging has become a major scourge with most busy thoroughfares and localities like Teachers colony, Beria road and Ramraj road getting inundated with rain water, he added.

Following the warning from the Met office, the state government has asked authorities in all the districts to be extra vigilant and have asked people living on the embankment areas of rivers to go to safer places.

First Published: Aug 23, 2018 11:56 IST