Dharamshala Cloudburst, Flash Floods Latest Update Today: A day after the flash floods, Dharamshala and surrounding areas are trying to limp back to normalcy. While the officials have sounded alert for the next five days, efforts are on to clear up the blocked roadways and clogged streets after the mud gushed into the town following the non-stop Monsoon rains. Not only Himachal Pradesh, several areas of Uttarakhand and Jammu have also reported fresh landslides triggered by the incessant downpour.
As India’s Himalayan region struggles with strong Monsoon, here are the latest updates from Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand:
1: The NDRF has launched a mega rescue operation in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangara district. Several houses were destroyed and some people are reportedly missing in the area after yesterday’s cloudburst.
2: In Dharamshala’s Chaitru village, PWD is carrying out major restoration work. Officials say that the river changed its course and led to the damage.
3: In neighbouring Uttarakhand, the Border Roads Organisation is working round-the-clock to clear the Gangotri National Highway.
4: A fresh landslide has been reported in the Uttarkashi region.
5: Latest reports say that 3 people have died in Kangra cloudburst.
6: Himachal authorities have sounded ‘orange alert’ for the next couple of days.
7: In Jammu, flash floods have hit the Doda area. News agency ANI says that the local authorities have managed to partially clear the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Vehicles with essential items such as milk, food etc are being allowed right now.
8: Several cars were swept away or were damaged in the flash flood in Himachal’s Kullu district. As many 25 roads have been blocked due to the sludge coming from the mountains.
9: Several hotels in Dharamshala, McLeodGanj have been waterlogged.
10: Tourists have been told to avoid Himachal due to the present situation.