July 19, 2023
CM Content Team
The India Meteorological Department forecasted isolated very heavy rainfall in east Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Sunday (6th August). Additionally, isolated heavy rainfall is predicted for north Madhya Pradesh and several parts of eastern and northeastern India.
On the other hand, a landslide blocked the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Sunday (6th August), disrupting the annual Amarnath Yatra in the south Kashmir Himalayas. After a day's suspension, a fresh group of 1,626 pilgrims departed from the base camp early in the morning to join the pilgrimage. However, they were halted at the Chankerkote Yatri Niwas in Ramban district due to the calamity.
In Mumbai, the water levels in the seven lakes supplying water have reached 80 percent of their total capacity due to light showers. However, it is unlikely that the lake levels will see significant increases in the coming weeks, as the IMD predicts weak monsoon spells in the upcoming week.
In Telangana, heavy rainfall over a period of approximately 10 days (between July 18 and 28) led to the unfortunate loss of 44 lives and caused extensive damage estimated at ₹4,565 crore. The damages affected roads, irrigation structures, drinking water lines, and power infrastructure across various parts of the state. The state government provided this information to the assembly on Friday (4th August).
In a devastating incident, a landslide struck Gaurikund, situated in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district, located 16 km before Kedarnath. According to ANI, three people lost their lives, and 17 others are reported missing. The force of the landslide washed away two roadside shops and dhabas, where four locals and 16 individuals of Nepali origin were present. The district administration confirmed that the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is currently conducting a search operation to locate the missing individuals.
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