Uttarakhand Cloudburst At Least 30 Killed And Several Missing In Flash Floods

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Landslides triggered by torrential rains in Uttarakhand have killed at least 30 people in Uttarakhand. Over a dozen people are feared missing after several houses were washed away or are inaccessible due to the flash flood.

The cloudburst in Singhali area of Pithorgarh district early this morning brought over 100 mm rains in two hours in a region of 50 sq km, flattening homes in over seven villages, according to officials.
The cloudburst occurred in the villages of Singhali, Patthakot, Ogla and Thal villages.
Uttarakhand has been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall across the state for the past couple of days.
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The worst hit are Chamoli and Pithoragarh where incessant rains continue to batter the area.
Rivers, including Alaknanda have crossed its danger mark.
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, said, “NDRF teams rushed to the areas affected by could burst in Uttarakhand. Additional teams of NDRF are also put on alert.”
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow code warning for Friday and an orange code warning for Saturday, indicating an alert. It has forecast that “heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places”.
The alert has been issued for the districts of Nainital, Udhamsingh Nagar, Champawat, Almora, Dehdraun, Uttarkashi, Pauri, Haridwar and Tehri districts for the next 72 hours.

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