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Floods Himachal: CM urges people to stay at home, Kharge seeks aid from PM Funds

StatesFloods Himachal: CM urges people to stay at home, Kharge seeks aid from PM Funds

Stay home for the next 24 hours: Himachal Pradesh CM said as rain unleashes chaos while Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Chief sought aid from the PM CARES Fund.

Several dead as heavy rain triggers landslips, floods in north India as Himachal Pradesh is hit by lashing rains, with landslides and flash floods, triggered by incessant heavy rain, causing extensive damage to houses and structures and paralyzing normal life. A red alert has been sounded for 10 out of 13 districts.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu urged people in the state to stay home and cooperate with authorities.

I urge people to unitedly face the difficulty and stay in their homes for the next 24 hours as there is a possibility of heavy rain,” the chief minister said in a video message. He also announced three helpline numbers — 1100, 1070, and 1077 — for people who are in need of assistance.

“You can call these numbers in case of any emergency and I will also be available 24 hours,” Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said.

Congress Chief’s request: Mallikarjun Kharge, the Chief of Congress, has sought aid from the PM CARES Fund for the states affected by the heavy rains. This indicates that the opposition party is calling for financial assistance to support relief and recovery efforts in the rain-hit states.

Weatherman Shubham @shubhamtorres09 shared on Twitter: The Only Bridge connecting Banor village to Paonta Sahib collapsed 10th July 2023 Sirmaur , #HimachalPradesh

 

Another video showed that the corner of the Koku Nalla Bridge collapsed.

Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains have battered the state, with Manali being one of the worst-hit areas. While 20 people stranded in Manali were rescued, approximately 300 others remain stranded in different parts of the hill state. The continuous rainfall has led to havoc and posed challenges for rescue operations.

Prime Minister’s involvement: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation by speaking with senior ministers and officials. It shows that the government is actively monitoring the status and taking steps to address the issues caused by the heavy rains.

Delhi: In addition to the situation in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi is also experiencing waterlogging due to torrential rains. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting to discuss the waterlogging issues and the rising water levels of the Yamuna River. The meeting suggests that the local government is taking measures to address the challenges posed by the heavy rainfall in the city.

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