Heavy rain lashes Himachal Pradesh, Dhaula Kuan wettest

Heavy rain lashes Himachal Pradesh, Dhaula Kuan wettest

People during a rain spell at the Ridge in Shimla. Photo: Lalit Kumar

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 4

A family was evacuated after their house was rendered unsafe as the retaining wall gave way following a landslide in Bangala Colony of Tutu in the suburbs of Shimla city today.

Heavy to very heavy rains lashed several parts of the state. Dhaula Kuan in Sirmaur was wettest with 162 mm of rains followed by Nagrota Suriyan 99 mm, Kasauli 96 mm, Nahan 95 mm, Shimla 71 mm, Kangra 65 mm, Poanta Sahib 54 mm, Pandoh 50 mm and Solan and Jubbarhatti 44 mm each.

The local MeT office has issued yellow warning of heavy rainfall, thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places in low and middle hills and thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places in high hills for next three days and predicted wet spell in the region till August 9.

As many as 45 roads (28 in Kullu, nine in Mandi, seven in Solan and one in Chamba) are closed for vehicular traffic due to rain-related incidents and 41 transformers and four water supply schemes are disrupted.

Keylong was coldest during the day with a low of 14 degree C while Una with 35 degree C was hottest in the day.

#Shimla #Sirmaur

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