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Heavy rain lashes several parts of the country disrupting normal life

Aug 18, 2019

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, affecting normal life. Met Department has warned of heavy rain in low and middle hills of the state especially in Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kangra districts.

In Himachal Pradesh, several roads were blocked following landslides and flash floods.

In Punjab, an has been sounded in several districts following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rainfall in its catchment area. Rain lashed several places in Punjab, including Ludhiana, Amritsar and Mohali and Chandigarh.

In Rajasthan, several rivers and dams are overflowing due to incessant rainfall. Chambal River is flowing 12 metres above the danger mark in Dholpur.

Several parts of the Jammu region were lashed by heavy showers, raising the water level in major rivers, including Tawi. There were flash floods in Kathua and Samba districts.

The national capital received light rainfall in the wee hours this morning, bringing respite from the humidity. Intermittent showers all through last night led to waterlogging in many parts of the city.

Met department has forecast light to moderate rains and thundershowers today. With the Yamuna flowing near the warning level, Delhi agencies are closely monitoring the situation to deal with any possible flooding.

In Uttarakhand, incessant rain has affected normal life in different parts of the state.

In Uttar Pradesh, the threat of flood looms large over many villages close to major rivers in the state. In Bundelkhand region water released from various dams has caused ganger of flood in many villages.

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