A cloudburst at Jadon Village of Solan district in Himachal Pradesh claimed at least Seven lives. The calamity caused major devastation causing loss of life and property in the region, leading to two houses being washed away by the disaster in Jadon Village. The Indian Meteorological Department warned of Heavy to Hefty rainfall in several districts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The statement issued by the Indian Meteorological Department stated, “Extremely remote locations in Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Champawat, and Udham Singh Nagar are very likely to see very heavy to extremely heavy rain, thunderstorms with lightning, and very strong to extremely severe spells during the next 24 hours.”
The IMD issued a warning in Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una, Kinnaur, Lahaul, and Spiti, that the chances of Heavy/excessively heavy rainfalls accompanied by Thunderstorms in the region. On Monday, the CM of Himachal Pradesh tweeted, “I was devastated when I heard of the horrific cloudburst occurrence in Village Jadon in Dhawla Sub-Tehsil of the Solan District, which claimed 7 precious lives. My condolences are with the affected families. In this trying time, we feel your grief and loss with you. We have instructed the authorities to provide the afflicted families with the necessary support and assistance at this tough time.”
Himachal’s Maldevta District saw the demolition of the under-construction building of Dehradun Defence College due to heavy rainfall and flooding in the region. A red alert has also been issued in Rishikesh, followed by six other districts of HP. As per reports, the total number of deaths has risen to 52, and the count of injured became 36. The Uttrakhand’s disaster management department stated that the state has lost Rs. 650 crores. Troops from the SDRF and the NDRF have been sent to Uttarakhand’s severely drenched areas. In disaster-prone locations, two helicopters have also been maintained on standby. Over the last 24 hours, heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh has caused landslides and blocked multiple highways, including the Shimla-Chandigarh route, which was closed to buses and lorries.