Himachal Pradesh Schools Closed In 3 Districts Due To Rain: Highlights

Himachal Pradesh Weather: Several roads in Himachal Pradesh, especially in Kinnaur and Chamba districts, were blocked due to landslides, heavy rains and snowfall.

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Himachal Pradesh Schools Closed In 3 Districts Due To Rain: Highlights

Himachal Pradesh Weather Forecast: Several roads were blocked due to landslides, heavy rains and snowfall

Shimla: 

As heavy rain and snowfall hit several districts of Himachal Pradesh, all government and private schools remained closed in Kinnaur, Kullu and Kangra districts today. The state will not have respite from the bad weather as the weather office has forecast heavy rain and snowfall in the upper hills today.

Eight people died and hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day, triggering landslides and snapping over 200 road links, officials said.

Several roads in the state, especially in Kinnaur and Chamba districts, were blocked due to landslides, heavy rains and snowfall. Rohtang Pass received four feet of fresh snow on Sunday, and twenty people had to be rescued, officials informed. 

Due to incessant rain, several rivers were flowing above the danger mark. The Chamba administration has warned residents to stay away from Ravi river and other water bodies as water will be released from the Chamera dam. 

The water level in Beas is increasing due to incessant rains in the catchment areas. In Kangra, the Larji dam gates in Beas river are being opened. Himachal Pradesh received moderate-to-heavy rainfall since Saturday, with Naina Devi town in Bilaspur district being the wettest with 178.2 mm of rainfall. Several houses in Kullu town were swept away in flashfloods as the Beas is flowing above the danger mark.

Meanwhile, Delhi and NCR also received mild shower.

Here are the highlights on Himachal Pradesh rains and weather forecast:


Sep 24, 2018
21:46 (IST)


The gates of Chamera dam in Chamba have been opened to release excess water following heavy & incessant rainfall in the region
Sep 24, 2018
20:39 (IST)
Due to heavy rainfall alert for the next 24 hours, all government and private educational institutions and Anganwadi centres in Kangra district to remain closed tomorrow.

Sep 24, 2018
20:16 (IST)
There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall in the state till Tuesday, a Met Department official said. 
As a precaution, the government has announced closure of all educational institutions in Chamba, Kullu, Sirmaur, Kangra, Kullu and Hamirpur districts till September 25.

Sep 24, 2018
20:16 (IST)
The highway that connects Manali with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has been closed for traffic owing to heavy snow since Saturday, an official said.
Sep 24, 2018
19:42 (IST)


The over flowing in Bharmour's Kharamukh area in Chamba district as incessant rain continues to lash the state. 
Sep 24, 2018
18:16 (IST)
Most of the rivers are flowing above the danger mark
In Chamba district, the Ravi river was flowing at the danger mark and people were evacuated from low-lying areas. Three people were washed away after they fell in Beas on Sunday night.  

Authorities say excess water has been discharged from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precaution.

Around 1,000 school students have been moved to safer places in Holi area of Chamba. They had gathered there for the 23rd District Primary School Sports Tournament, a government spokesperson said. 

Likewise, over 800 people, comprising tourists and locals, have been rescued from various places in and around Lahaul Valley in Lahaul-Spiti district. The area witnessed snowfall too.
Sep 24, 2018
18:12 (IST)
Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus Khan said that a "high alert" has been issued in the district as most of the rivers and their tributaries were in spate.

Three people were washed away near Manali late on Sunday night when their vehicle fell into the swollen Beas river. 
Two people were washed away in the Parbati river in the Manikaran valley, while one girl died near Bajaura. Both incidents occurred in Kullu, one of the worst affected districts by flashfloods.


Sep 24, 2018
17:29 (IST)
BJP legislator Anurag Thakur seeks Centre's help for rain-hit Himachal
The BJP legislator from Hamirpur Anurag Thakur, today sought Centre's assistance to compensate the losses due to heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. He has asked the central government to support the rain-battered state through the disaster relief fund.

"Himachal Pradesh has been receiving heavy rains for the last three days and according to the advisory of the Meteorological department, it is likely to continue for another two days. Many of the roads are badly damaged or blocked in the state due to the continuous rains since Friday," Mr Thakur said.

Sep 24, 2018
16:32 (IST)
Two persons dead as heavy rains trigger flash floods
A man and a girl were swept away in Kangra and Kullu districts, respectively, as heavy rains triggered flash floods in Himachal Pradesh today with officials sounding a "high alert" for the latter district.

Due to the increase in the water level in rivers and streams, a man was swept away   in the swelling Nahad Khad (rivulet) in Kangra district. 
A14-year-old girl was washed away in Kullu's Bajaoura, state forest minister Govind Singh Thakur said.

Mr Thakur honoured Indian Air Force squadron leader Vipul Goel and his team today for rescuing, with the help of a chopper, 19 people stranded due to flash floods at Dobi in Kullu district on Sunday.

Sep 24, 2018
14:44 (IST)
Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at around 2.22 pm in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh

According to news agency ANI, an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at around 2.22 pm in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh.

Sep 24, 2018
12:52 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Weather: Chances of moderate to heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh till Tuesday

There are chances of moderate to heavy rainfall in the state till Tuesday, a Met Department official told IANS.

He said most of the areas in the state, particularly Shimla, Solan, Kullu, Sirmaur and Mandi districts, have been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall, according to news agency IANS.

The government has announced closure of all educational institutions in Chamba, Kullu, Sirmaur, Kangra, Kullu and Hamirpur districts till September 25, while in Bilaspur and Shimla district on Monday.

An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people on Sunday as they were stuck in a flash flood in Dobi in Kullu district.

A government spokesperson said Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts, an IANS report said.

"We have advised people settled along the banks of the rivers to move to safer places," an official said here.

Authorities said excess water was discharged from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure.

The Pandoh diversion dam is located on the Beas river in Mandi district. It diverts excess monsoon water towards the Pong dam. Otherwise, it diverts water towards the Satluj river which feeds the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra dam.

However, the inflow of water into state's Pong and Bhakra dam increased dramatically due to heavy rainfall, but the authorities said there was no need for worry as the reservoirs still have surplus capacity to withhold additional water.

Officials said more showers in the state could aggravate the flood-like situation in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana.
Sep 24, 2018
12:27 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Weather: Himachal roads closed after heavy rains: news agency IANS

Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in a state of flood, officials said in Shimla, according to news agency IANS.

Heavy landslides hit vehicular movement on the Chandigarh-Manali highway beyond Mandi town and on the Pathankot-Chamba highway. However, there was no loss of life.

After three consecutive days of incessant rains, most of the roads in the state interiors remained closed to traffic, stranding travellers and commuters, the IANS report said.

Road links to Kinnaur district and towns in Shimla district such as Narkanda, Jubbal, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal have been cut off owing to landslips, a government official told IANS.
Sep 24, 2018
12:12 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Rains: Manali-Leh highway crucial to movement of armed forces, supplies

The Manali-Leh highway is crucial to the movement of the armed forces and their supplies and wares to forward areas in Ladakh, according to an IANS report.

An official of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation said it would take a week to restart bus services between Manali via Keylong and Leh.

Meanwhile, the 13,050 feet high Rohtang Pass, the main tourist attraction and located 52 km from here, was closed, the IANS report said.

An official of the local Met office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Monday and thereafter the intensity of rains will start receding.

Incessant rains have also caused massive landslides on national highways in Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, hampering vehicular traffic.

The water level in the major rivers of the state - the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna - which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has also increased, a government official said.
Sep 24, 2018
12:10 (IST)
Punjab Rains: Punjab government issues 'red alert' in wake of heavy rains in Punjab

Punjab government Monday issued a 'red alert' in the wake of heavy rain in the state and has asked district authorities to maintain vigil, an official said, a Press Trust of India report said.

Chief minister Amarinder Singh also called a meeting of senior officers on Monday to review arrangements to deal with flood-like situations, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said in Chandigarh, according to PTI.

"Red alert has been issued in view of incessant rain in the state", he said.

District administrations have been asked to maintain constant vigil in view of rain, the spokesman said.

Punjab has been witnessing widespread rain for the last two days and the downpour continued Monday, prompting state authorities to review preparations to tackle flood-like situations.
Sep 24, 2018
11:19 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Weather: Army called in to rescue 2 stranded in flash flood in Kangra

The Army has been called to rescue two persons stranded due to flash floods in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, an official said on Monday, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

They are stranded at Saurabh Van Vihar, a park, in Palampur. Two scooters and a car were washed away in the flash floods in the area, he said, the PTI report said.

Normal life is hit since Saturday due to heavy rains in the mid hills and plains, and snowfall in the upper hills of Himachal Pradesh.

"Two persons are stuck there. Fire brigade and rescue teams are at the spot. They are waiting for the water level to recede.

"However, Monday morning, the Kangra district administration made a requisition to the Army to rescue them," the official said.

On Sunday, as many as 19 people stranded at Dobi in Kullu district after flash floods and heavy rains were rescued by deploying an Indian Air Force chopper.

Schools in most districts were closed Monday as a precautionary measure. People residing in low-lying areas, especially in Kangra, Chamba and Mandi districts, are being evacuated, officials said.

They are also being asked to remain alert due to rising water levels in rivers and streams, they said.    

In Chamba, the Ravi river is still flowing at a dangerous level and people are being evacuated from low-lying areas by the administration since Sunday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Monica Bhutunguru said.
Sep 24, 2018
10:37 (IST)
Gurgaon Rain: Heavy rains in Gurgaon cause water logging, traffic worsens

Heavy rain in Gurgaon has caused water logging in Gurgaon. As a result, traffic situation in Gurgaon has worsened, with citizens complaining of not much being done to improve drainage systems.
Sep 24, 2018
10:13 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Rains: Water level in Beas river rose abnormally, Manali recorded highest rainfall

The southwest monsoon remained aggressive on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh with most of the areas experiencing heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, according to news agency IANS. All the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

The water level in the Beas river also rose abnormally touching the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway 21 near the Hanogi temple in Mandi district, the IANS report said.

While picturesque tourist town Manali recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 127 mm, it was 125 mm in Dharamsala, 124 mm in Una and 90 mm in Dalhousie.

State capital Shimla saw 47 mm rain.

Higher reaches of Kullu, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts saw snowfall.

The highway that connects Manali with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has been closed for traffic owing to heavy snow, officials said.
Sep 24, 2018
09:49 (IST)
Delhi Rain: Surplus rain recorded this month, highest since 2011, when it rained 225.2 mm

A surplus of rain has been recorded in Delhi, of 224.5 mm, of over 105 per cent. It is said to be the highest since 2011, when 225.2 mm of rain was recorded.
Sep 24, 2018
09:38 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Rains: Schools to remain closed in Himachal Pradesh's 3 districts

The Himachal Pradesh government ordered closure of all schools in three districts on Monday after rain and snowfall lashed many areas of the state, officials said on Sunday, according to news agency Press Trust of India.

The Met Office has forecast heavy rains and snowfall in the upper hills till Monday.

All government and private schools will remain closed in Kinnaur, Kullu and Kangra districts, officials said, according to the PTI report.

Several roads in various parts of the state, especially in Kinnaur and Chamba districts, were blocked due to landslides, heavy rains and snowfall, district officials said.

Twenty stranded people were rescued from the Rohtang Pass, which saw about four feet of fresh snowfall on Sunday, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official said.
Sep 24, 2018
09:35 (IST)
Himachal Pradesh Rain: Chief Minister directs deputy commissioners to stop trekking troops to hilly region

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh has directed the all deputy commissioners of the state to suspend all trekking troops in any high hills, according to news agency ANI. They have also been directed the not to send tourists in flood prone areas. He said the reports are being collected over the heavy rain in Kullu and Chamba districts, which have resulted in damage. He said the restoration of roads is being done, adding that  ahead of the rain warning, all districts were on alert.

On the question of tourists stuck in the Lahul Spiti region he said it is being monitored.
Sep 24, 2018
09:31 (IST)
Himachal Rain: 10 out of 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh have received heavy rain in the past 2 days

Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh has resulted in heavy damage in different parts of the state, according to news agency ANI. Out of a total 12 districts, 10 districts have received heavy rain during past two days. The higher reaches in Lahul, Spiti, Kullu and Chamba districts have also received fresh snowfall.
Sep 24, 2018
09:29 (IST)
Read Here: Himachal Rain: On Camera, Luxury Tourist Bus Washed Away By Flooded River In Manali In Himachal Pradesh
A tourist bus was washed away into a flooded river in Himachal Pradesh's Manali, a famous tourist destination in the state. The bus was empty when it was washed away into the flooded Beas river, news agency ANI said.
Sep 24, 2018
08:24 (IST)
The state received moderate-to-heavy rainfall since Saturday, with Naina Devi town in Bilaspur district being the wettest with 178.2 mm of rainfall. Sarkaghat town in Mandi district recorded 137 mm of rain, followed by Mehre (132.6 mm), Manali (127.4 mm), Dharamshala (125.2 mm) and Kasauli (105 mm), the meteorological department said. Shimla received 47.1 mm of rain.
Sep 24, 2018
08:21 (IST)
The southwest monsoon has caused heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways. The Met Office has forecast heavy rains and snowfall in the upper hills till Monday. Several roads in various parts of the state, especially in Kinnaur and Chamba districts, were blocked due to landslides, heavy rains and snowfall, district officials said.
Sep 24, 2018
08:21 (IST)
Manali, which falls in Kullu district, has received heavy rainfall in the state in 24 hours, recording 127.4 mm yesterday. A tourist bus was washed away into the flooded Beas river yesterday. The bus was empty when it was washed away into the flooded Beas river, news agency ANI said.
Sep 24, 2018
08:16 (IST)
At least 20 stranded people have been rescued from Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday after heavy snowfall.
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