In north India flood victims were 72 people, 15 missing

In the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand 72 people were killed in the floods. The fate of 15 local residents remains unknown. The information was the Chief Minister of Ramesh Nishank.

Because of continuing the fifth consecutive day of heavy rains flooded areas were Almora, Chamauli, Uttarkashi, Nainital. It destroyed more than a hundred houses. The water level in the Ganges River in the Hindu holy city of Haridwar two meters higher than the critical level. Under the threat of flooding was an international yoga center — the city of Rishikesh.

In the flooded villages work brigade rescuers. In the operations involved about three hundred soldiers. According to weather forecast, rain in the state of Uttarakhand will not stop for at least two days.

The water level in the reservoir Teri rose from 820 to 829 meters, and the critical level — is 830 meters. "

If the overflow reservoir, authorities will have to order the opening of the gates. In this case, flooding threatens hundreds of communities downstream of the Ganges, including the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar, western Uttar Pradesh.

Local authorities, seeing that the rain does not stop, had ordered the closure of the school at the time the threat of flooding. Residents of coastal settlements leave home and go on the hill.

Abundant rainfall also threaten new flooding in New Delhi, where a week ago authorities evacuated two thousand inhabitants of lowlands from the spill of the river Yamuna. Since then, the water level dropped, but the reservoir-Hathni Kund again overflowed, then raised gateways. After two or three days the water has reached the capital, and a number of coastal cities at risk again under water.

Despite the speedy end of the rainy season in the north of India, rainfall is continuing. A number of rivers in the state of Uttar Pradesh burst their banks and flooded several highways. The result was disrupted vehicular traffic between the capital of the state and New Delhi and between New Delhi and the Himalayan resort town of Nainital.

Weather forecasters predict continued rains in northern India in the next 24 hours.

Source: ECOportal

Rains threaten floods in Himalayas in northern India

At least 65 people were killed by rains in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, overflowing reservoir threatens flood plain areas in the north of India, said the head of administration of the Himalayan state of Ramesh Pohriyal on air local TV.

"In the last 24 hours in the state were killed in heavy rains and landslides over 65 people. The water level in the reservoir Teri rose from 820 to 829 meters, and the critical level — is 830 meters ", — he said.

If the overflow reservoir, authorities will have to order the opening of the gates. In this case, flooding threatens hundreds of communities downstream of the Ganges, including the cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar, western Uttar Pradesh.

Local authorities, seeing that the rain does not stop, had ordered the closure of the school at the time the threat of flooding. Residents of coastal settlements leave home and go on the hill.

Abundant rainfall also threaten new flooding in New Delhi, where a week ago authorities evacuated two thousand inhabitants of lowlands from the spill of the river Yamuna. Since then, the water level dropped, but the reservoir-Hathni Kund again overflowed, then raised gateways. After two or three days the water has reached the capital, and a number of coastal cities at risk again under water.

Despite the speedy end of the rainy season in the north of India, rainfall is continuing. A number of rivers in the state of Uttar Pradesh burst their banks and flooded several highways. The result was disrupted vehicular traffic between the capital of the state and New Delhi and between New Delhi and the Himalayan resort town of Nainital.

Weather forecasters predict continued rains in northern India in the next 24 hours.

Source: RIA Novosti

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