On Tuesday, a cloudburst in Tehri district’s Devprayag area damaged many houses and shops. So far, no reports of casualties have been issued.
According to a top police official, relief and rescue teams have been sent to the scene.
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“No casualties have been reported yet. SDRF teams are on their way to the spot,” news agency quoted DGP Ashok Kumar, as saying.
“Cloudburst was reported at 5 pm today. Around 12-13 shops and several other properties have been damaged. Since most of these shops were closed due to lockdown, no casualty has been reported yet. Water level is on the rise here, rescue operation underway,” MS Rawat, SHO Devprayag, said.
On May 3, two separate cloudburst incidents in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts damaged houses in some villages and roads.
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has ordered the concerned district magistrates to provide all necessary relief and financial assistance to the victims.
The chief minister also directed officials from the Public Works Department (PWD), the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to clear the blocked roads as soon as possible so that residents in the affected areas are not inconvenienced.