Heavy rainfall in Kangra area caused flash floods in Dharamshala.

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By: Rajat Shaw

Last Update: 2021-07-13 11:08:35 IST

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After severe rains upstream in the catchment areas, the Bhagsu Nag nullah, a local waterbody, became a roaring river. A number of films, including one shot by the McLeodganj Station House Officer, showed the nullah frothing with dirty water, causing damage to a number of vehicles.

Heavy rainfall in Kangra area caused flash floods in Dharamshala.

Dharamsala, in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, received 79.4 millimetres of rain in 12 hours, compared to 21.2 millimetres on average.

According to media sources, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh’s winter capital, was struck by flash floods after heavy rainfall on the night of July 11 and 12, 2021.

After severe rains upstream in the catchment areas, the Bhagsu Nag nullah, a local waterbody, became a roaring river. A number of films, including one shot by the McLeodganj Station House Officer, showed the nullah frothing with dirty water, causing damage to a number of vehicles. Hotels in the neighbourhood have also reported damage, according to media reports.

According to the IMD website, the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, which includes Dharamsala, received actual rainfall of 79.4 millimetres, compared to the normal of 21.2 millimetres. According to IMD, the departure is 275 percent. These figures were taken between the hours of 8.30 p.m. on July 11 and 8.30 a.m. on July 12.

Due to the rains and flooding, a ‘Orange Alert’ has been issued in Dharamsala, according to media reports.

 

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