Dehradun, August 12: Heavy rainfall, flash-floods and landslides in parts of Uttarakhand wreaked havoc and disrupted normal life in the hill state. The heavy downpour caused major damage to the footpaths and streets of several village across the state. According to a video released by ANI, a house in Chamoli was seen getting washed away in floodwaters. The incident took place in Vikas Khand Ghat's Lankhi village, in Chamoli. The State Disaster Response Force team has been rushed to the spot for rescue operation. Monsoon 2019: IMD Forecasts 99% Rainfall in August, 100% in September.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places specially in Chamoli, Rudrapryag, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Dehradun, Nainital and Pauri districts on 13,14,15 and 16 August. In Chamoli, school kids were forced to put their lives in danger in order to reach their school by crossing broken footpaths and damaged roads.
On Friday, a woman and a child died after a cloudburst occurred in Padmalla and Faldiya Gaon village of Dewal block in Chamoli district. According to reportsm as many as ten houses were damaged in the incident while some portions of agricultural land were also destroyed.
Here's the Video:
#WATCH House collapses as flash flood hits Vikas Khand Ghat's Lankhi village, in Chamoli, #Uttarakhand. State Disaster Response Force team has been rushed to the spot for rescue operation. pic.twitter.com/7KS2VVukcL
— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
On August 6, thousands of visitors were left stranded in Chamoli after six bridges collapsed in the district due to incessant rains triggered by a cloud burst. Apart from bridges, a portion of the kitchen of a primary school also collapsed due to heavy downpour.
According to a weather bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall coupled with thunderstorm is likely over the next few days in Chamoli and Tehri districts of the state. In the last week, due to heavy rainfall and cloud burst in the hilly areas, the Ganges was flowing barely 10 centimetres below the danger level mark here on Friday.