Tomorrow, there is a high chance of heavy rain in 6 districts of Uttarakhand.

The meteorological department in Dehradun has issued a red alert for heavy rains on Sunday and Monday in six districts of Uttarakhand, which includes Dehradun and Nainital. The state has been grappling with continuous Monsoon showers that have led to 60 fatalities and 17 individuals reported missing, along with considerable disruptions in daily life.

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The forecast for the upcoming two days indicates intense to very heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning in isolated locations. This weather pattern is predicted for Tehri, Dehradun, Pauri, Champawat, Nainital, and Udham Singh Nagar districts, prompting the issuance of a red alert. Haridwar district is placed under an orange alert as per officials.

In response to the situation, the government has instructed district magistrates and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to stay vigilant and provide assistance during potential emergencies. Consequently, school closures have been ordered in Dehradun and Champawat districts for Monday.

Persistent rainfall-triggered landslides have led to the obstruction of traffic on various roads, including national highways, leading to disruptions in people’s movements. The Rishikesh-Chamba National Highway has been blocked due to a landslide near Kunjapuri Bagardhar in Tehri, and heavy vehicles have been prohibited from traveling on the Rishikesh-Devprayag-Srinagar National Highways at Sakhnidhar.

As reported by the State Emergency Operation Center, a total of 60 people have lost their lives, 37 have sustained injuries, and 17 individuals are still missing due to various incidents related to the ongoing Monsoon season. Additionally, significant damage has been inflicted, including 1,169 houses being destroyed, substantial agricultural land being washed away, and considerable harm to roads and bridges throughout the state.

In the context of these alerts, a red alert signifies a warning for extremely severe weather conditions that are anticipated to disrupt travel, power supply, and pose substantial risks to life. On the other hand, an orange alert indicates the likelihood of severe weather that could result in travel disruptions, including road closures, drainage issues, and interruptions in power supply.

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