Fury of South West Monsoon continues in Himachal



Fury of South West Monsoon continues in the hill state as insistent rains paralyze normal life with disrupting many link roads and washing down of roads and fertile lands.

Report arriving here from Lahaul Spiti district confirm that Chokhang village was worst affected by heavy rainfall as flashfloods washed down many hectare of arable land ruining the ripening crop of potato and pea.

Mr. Ravi Thakur, local MLA has directed the administration to launch rescue operation in affected in the tribal village and also access the loss occurred to standing crops. Landslides disrupted vehicular traffic on Manali-Leh high way for several hours yesterday as the water level of Ravi, Chandrbhaga(Chenb) Parviti,Beas, Satluj and Yamuna rivers is rising with insistent rains in its catchments areas.

Una district recorded about 260 mm rainfalls in last 48 hrs posing a threat of floods in the down stream. With increasing of silt levels in the upstream power production has been affected in Larji and BBMB project.

High alert has been sounded in the down stream of Pandoh dam as 15000 cusec-silted water has been released from the dam. Poanta Sahib in Sirmaur district recorded 150 mm rainfall while Nahan recorded 70 mm rainfall.

Reports arriving here confirm that Jubal Kotkahi road was off for vehicular traffic after insistent rainfall, landslides and formation of slush on road. The slippery road was disrupting vehicular traffic, and under-construction road is full muck and slush.

The metrological office has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in mid and foothills in next 24 hrs. Vehicular traffic on Hindustan-Tibet road was normal despite continue rainfall in the state. Insistent rainfall would remain continued in the state.

Maximum temperature further sided down today as Shimla was high at 17 degree Celsius, Sunderngar 24 degrees, Bhunter 22.6 degrees, Kalpa 14.8 degrees, Dharamshala 24.6 degrees, Una 28.8 degrees and Nahan 25.2 degrees.

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