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Heavy Rain Alerts Issued Across India: Updates and Precautions

India is currently experiencing significant rainfall due to the monsoon season, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued alerts across several states to caution residents and authorities alike. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: In Bihar, an ‘orange alert’ has been issued, indicating the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Additionally, a ‘red alert’ has […]

IMD Issues 'Red' Alert for Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa; Rain Expected in Delhi
IMD Issues 'Red' Alert for Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa; Rain Expected in Delhi

India is currently experiencing significant rainfall due to the monsoon season, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued alerts across several states to caution residents and authorities alike.

Bihar and Uttar Pradesh:

In Bihar, an ‘orange alert’ has been issued, indicating the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Additionally, a ‘red alert’ has been issued for Friday, signaling the expectation of extremely heavy rainfall in certain regions. Similarly, parts of Uttar Pradesh, particularly East Uttar Pradesh, are under an ‘orange alert’ until July 14, with predictions of isolated heavy rainfall. Recent rains have already caused flooding in districts like Lakhimpur Kheri, affecting numerous villages due to rivers overflowing their banks.

Delhi-NCR:

The weather in Delhi and its surrounding areas is expected to be cloudy with light rain on Thursday. IMD forecasts suggest an increase in rainfall intensity over the next few days, prompting caution among residents to brace for heavier downpours.

Goa and Konkan Region:

Goa has been placed under an ‘orange alert’, indicating the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Similarly, the IMD has issued alerts for the Konkan region, forecasting isolated heavy to very heavy showers until mid-July.

Assam and Northeast India:

Assam continues to face severe flooding, with the Brahmaputra River surpassing danger levels in multiple districts. The death toll has risen to 84, underscoring the human impact of the ongoing monsoon rains. IMD forecasts predict heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance and preparedness among local communities.

Precautionary Measures:

Authorities in flood-prone areas have intensified rescue and relief operations, urging residents to evacuate to safer locations where necessary. In Noida, for example, police are actively patrolling flood-prone areas and informing residents about weather warnings to prevent casualties.

As the monsoon season progresses, IMD’s forecasts remain crucial for effective disaster management and public safety. It is essential for residents to stay informed about local weather updates, heed evacuation notices, and avoid risky behaviors near swollen rivers and waterlogged areas. Preparedness and community resilience are key to minimizing the impact of heavy rainfall and ensuring the safety of all citizens.

Stay tuned to official advisories and weather updates to stay informed about rainfall patterns and potential risks in your area. Taking precautionary measures can help mitigate the impact of heavy rains and protect lives and property during this challenging monsoon season.

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