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December 4, 2023 8:24 am

Uttarakhand district magistrates asked to take precautions in view of prediction of heavy rains

The Fact News Service
Dehradun, August 22

Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre has asked all district magistrates to take precautions in their respective districts in view of the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar, officials said.

Uttarakhand State Emergency Operation Centre is part of Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier forecast heavy rains in several Uttarakhand districts including Dehradun.

The IMD had issued an orange alert for Dehradun, Pauri, Nainital, Champawat and Bageshwar districts while a yellow alert has been issued for Haridwar, Tehri, Chamoli, Udham Singh Nagar and Pithoragarh districts.

Heavy rains in Uttarakhand triggered landslides and flash floods in several places. An official estimate earlier put the toll from rain-related incidents in the state at 52 while 37 people were injured.

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