News agency ANI reported that at least four people are said to be missing after a cloudburst in Chakrata, Dehradun on Wednesday. State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel have been engaged in rescue and relief operations.
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heavy rains during the next 24 hours in Uttarakhand. A cloudburst occurred in Birnad in the early morning under the boundary of Chakrata.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued a ‘Red Alert’ for heavy rains in Uttarakhand for the next 24 hours. Light to moderate rains occurred in many parts of the state on Wednesday.
“On May 20, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainital, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh,” said Rohit Thapliyal, senior scientist at the Dehradun Meteorological Center. .
So far, there have been three incidents of cloudburst in the state in May. Last week, a cloudburst occurred in Kanchi Dham area of Tehri district. Another incident of cloudburst was reported in Chamoli on 5 May.