Continuous rainfall worsens situation in UP, govt on high alert

Heavy Rainfall

The above-average rainfall in Uttar Pradesh has raised water levels of several rivers and have reached near the danger mark. Meanwhile, the weather department has also issued a warning of heavy rain in the coming days. According to the meteorological department, the impact of the cyclonic pressure built over Rajasthan and Haryana is also being seen in the weather of Uttar Pradesh. Heavy rain alert has been issued in many places in the state on 13 July. There is also a possibility of thunderstorms in addition to rainfall.

Possibility of power outages in these districts
The meteorological department has expressed the possibility of heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms in Lucknow, Barabanki, Sitapur, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Ayodhya, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Ambedkar Nagar, Prayagraj, Jaunpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Gazipur, Ballia, Mau, Deoria, and Kushinagar.

Expected heavy rainfall in these districts
Meanwhile, the meteorological department has indicated the possibility of heavy rain in Saharanpur, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura, Hathras, Kasganj, Agra, Etah, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Auraiya, Hapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, and Unnao.

Alert for floods
In view of the warning from the meteorological department, the administration in the respective districts has also become vigilant. In flood-prone areas with sensitive embankments, 24-hour monitoring is being carried out. As per the report of the Central Water Commission, due to the rising water levels of rivers, alerts have been issued for Badaun, Shamli, Barabanki, Hapur, Kushinagar, Moradabad, Balrampur, Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, and Bahraich.

Chief Minister’s direct observation of the situation
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after reviewing the situation of flood conditions in the state in view of heavy rainfall, has directed the officials to remain in alert mode for relief and rescue operations. The Chief Minister said that after heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, there is a possibility of the water level of various rivers in the state rising in the coming days, so all departments involved in rescue work will remain on high alert.

CM takes note of the death of 85 sheep
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Rising water levels of Yamuna
In Aligarh, the water level of the Yamuna River has reached the danger mark. News of water entering about half a dozen villages in Aligarh has been received. As a result, the crops and vegetables of farmers have been destroyed. Along with this, rural areas are also facing several other problems.
Water reaching homes due to the Hindan River
The situation in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is also being observed critically due to flooding. The water of the Hindan River has reached people’s homes. As a result, people have been forced to evacuate. In addition, the collapse of a house has resulted in the death of a woman.

Condition of affected districts after water release
Looking at the situation of the districts affected by the release of approximately 1.90 lakh cusecs of water from Hathini Kund Barrage in Uttar Pradesh, the condition of Shamli, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, and Etawah can be seen. Some villages in Shamli and Aligarh are facing a situation of flooding, but there is no impact on the population. However, crops have been damaged. Meanwhile, there is no flood situation in Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, Agra, Firozabad, and Etawah. In addition, Saharanpur district has been affected by floods from the beginning, and about 2,000 people are staying in flood relief camps. The situation in Bijnor and Muradabad districts is normal regarding the red alert for rainfal