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Thunderstorms and Landslides Ravage North India as Monsoon Wreaks Havoc in Four States

Monsoon affecting four states in india

A series of heavy rains greeted North India on Monday, and the central and state governments are taking note of the situation. A late start to the monsoon is causing and affecting Four states incessant rains in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Punjab, causing thunderstorms, landslides, death, and destruction.

In the Upper Peninsula, 26 people have been killed by lightning, drowning, and other causes by the Monsoon which affects Four states.

In the last 24 hours, heavy downpour in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 36 lives. According to the relief commissioner’s office, 17 died due to lightning strikes, 12 died from drowning, and seven died from heavy rains.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports rainfall in 68 of the state’s 75 districts.

The Monsoon heavily affects the Four states like Punjab, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh, uttrakhand.

During the past 24 hours, the state received 56% higher rainfall than normal or “excess” — 13.6 mm against 8.7 mm normal.

Travel in Himachal should be avoided, says the MET department

A third consecutive day of heavy rain is forecast for Himachal Pradesh on Monday. Rains have already caused statewide landslides, blocked highways and link roads, and killed eight people.

People were advised not to travel unless it was extremely necessary to four states which highly affected by four states. A Meteorological Office official told IANS that moderate to heavy rainfall is likely to continue in Bilaspur, Solan, Shimla, Sirmaur, Una, Hamirpur, Mandi and Kullu districts, along with thunderstorms.

On Monday and Tuesday, all schools and colleges will be closed by the state government.

Currently, traffic on the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway in Solan district is running in a single lane due to slides and debris.

In Haryana and Punjab, water enters homes

After two consecutive days of rain, Punjab and Haryana were also hit by heavy rains on Sunday, causing water logging, traffic jams, and more.

Met officials report heavy rains in Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, among other places in Haryana, and Fatehgarh Sahib, Mohali, Rupnagar and Patiala in Punjab.

The rain water also entered several shops at the wholesale clothing market in Ambala in Haryana, causing inconvenience to the people.

In the Union Territory of Chandigarh, it has rained heavily since Saturday. More rain is forecast in parts of Haryana and Punjab today.

Rainfall in Delhi reaches its highest level in 41 years

In Delhi, the dark clouds also rolled in. On Sunday, it was the highest rainfall recorded since 1982 for a single day in July. As a result of Haryana releasing over one lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna river from the Hathnikund barrage, authorities cautioned against rising water levels in the Yamuna river.

During Saturday’s rainfall, Delhi experienced its first “very heavy” rainfall of the season as a result of an interaction between a Western Disturbance and monsoonal winds.

As a result of the torrential rains over the past two days and the warnings from the meteorological department, all schools will be closed on Monday, Kejriwal said in a tweet.

As rain water entered homes in Kota Colony of Gurugram, the administration provided food and drinking water to the residents.

After torrential rains in Gurugram caused waterlogging, the district Red Cross Society formed a special team to assist Kota Colony in Badshahpur.

Amit Shah and Arvind Kejriwal swing into action

India’s home minister and Delhi’s chief minister are meeting to assess the rain situation.

It is expected that Arvind Kejriwal will hold a meeting at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday to discuss waterlogging caused by torrential rains and rising water levels in the Yamuna river. Senior officials from the Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Irrigation and Flood Control department will attend.

As Amit Shah spoke to the chief ministers of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, as well as the lieutenant governors of Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, he reviewed the situation following incessant rains. They were assured of all central assistance in dealing with the arising situation by the home minister.

Shah spoke to the chief ministers of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh about rain-related losses.

The home minister also spoke to Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena regarding the heavy rains in the national capital.

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