Heavy rains throw normal life out of gear in HP

Heavy rains throw normal life out of gear in HP

Shimla, Heavy to very heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh affecting normal life by disrupting vehicular traffic, snapping of power supply, uprooting trees and rising water level of most of water stream in the state. According to Met Office, Kheri in Chamba got 124.4 mm rainfall, Gohar in Mandi 108 mm, Renuka and Dadhau in Sirmaur 97 mm, Nagrota Surivan in Kangra 83 mm, Pachhad 80 mm Bharari in Chamba 75.4mm, Saloni in Chamba 70.4 mm, Bhoranj in Hamirpur 68 mm and Dehra Gopipur in Kangra 63 mm and Palampur 50 mm Dalhousie and Chamba 49 mm, Arki in Solan 47 mm, Manali 46 mm, Nahan in Sirmaur 43.6 mm and Sarkaghat 42 mm, Dharmpur in Solan 42 mm, Dharmshala 41.6 mm Shimla 37.6 mm and Karsog in Mandi 30.6 mm.

Besides, Baldwara in Mandi, Kahu in Bilaspur , Kufri in Shimla, Bijahi in Mandi, Baijnath in Kangra, Pandoh, Mandi, Janjehli, Sundernagar, Guller in Kangra and Rajgharh in Sirmaur were also affected by rainfall. As many as 53 roads were out of bounds in the state on Tuesday and many more shut in the last 24 hours. So far, the heavy rain has caused a loss of Rs 235 crore to Public Works department due to landslides, washing down of bridges, caving in of the roads and soil erosion in the state. More than 23 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the hill state. Minimum temperature of Kufri was lowest in the state. Shimla recorded 13.6 degrees, Keylong in Lahaul Spiti 14 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnuar 15.2 degrees, Manali, Dalhousie and Shimla 16 degrees, Bilaspur 18 degrees and Nahan 18.5 degrees. Hamirpur 19.2 degrees, Dharmshala 20 degrees, Solan 20.5 degrees, Bhuntar 21 degrees, Chamba 21.6 degrees Sundernagar 22 degrees and Kangra 22.7 degrees, Mandi 23 degrees and Una was at 25.2 degrees. The Met Office forecast rain or thundershower at many places in the mid hills and few places in the foot and higher reaches in next 24 hours.

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