Dehradun: Rain in Uttarakhand has claimed 58 lives till date, with all submontane rivers in spate and major rivers like Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Goula and Ganga flowing close to the danger mark. The entire state is riddled with mudslides and road blacks scarring the entire hill side.
But if that was not enough, there is more bad news in store. The Met Department in Delhi along with the State Met Department has predicted 200mm of rain in six districts of the hill state - Dehradun, Haridwar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Gopeshwar in Garhwal region and Bageshwar district in Kumaon.
"Those living close to the low lying areas have been moved to higher grounds and have been asked to move away from active landslide prone area. Sometimes people don't pay heed to our attempts and put their lives in danger," said Disaster Management Secretary Santosh Badoni.
For now, an advisory has been issued for the next two days - 28th and 29th July, keeping in mind the deluge that the Met department predicts. The state machinery has been asked to be on its toes to ensure that there is minimum loss to life and property, especially those living close to river banks and those near active landslides.