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Very heavy rainfall alert issued in Doon, 7 other districts till 12 July

By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 9 Jul: Very heavy rains have been predicted over next three days in several districts of Uttarakhand by the State Weather Centre of Government of India located in Dehradun. According to the forecast issued by the Director, India Meteorological Department, Dehradun this morning, heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightening is predicted in Dehradun, Uttarkashi, and Tehri districts from today till 12 July.  In addition, very heavy to torrential rains have also been predicted in Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Champawat, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar. Schools have been asked in several districts including Nainital to remain closed till 13 July in view of the weather prediction. It has been raining for most part of the day in Dehradun today.
Following the predictions of the Meteorological Centre, instructions have been issued by State Emergency Operation Centre on the directions of Secretary Disaster Management Dr Ranjit Kumar Sinha, to the District Magistrates of Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Champawat, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar to ensure special precautions in their districts to prevent mishaps. The district administrations have been directed to maintain preparedness to deal with any case of disaster or accident and to keep the contact and communication with all the officials concerned at every level including the police and traffic police and to take on the spot action in case of any untoward incident. The disaster management officials, the NDRF and the SDRF and IRS officers have been asked to remain on high alert, while the revenue Sub Inspectors, Gram Vikas Adhikaris, Gram Panchayat Adhikaris and all field officers including the Police have also been directed to remain on high alert with disaster related equipment and wireless, mobile phone. They have also been strictly directed to keep their mobile phones switched on and to keep raincoats, umbrellas, torches, helmets, other necessary equipment and materials in their vehicles as well as food and medical facilities in case of people being stranded during this period to deal with any eventuality.
The officials have further been directed to ensure adequate arrangements to take special precautions in the schools towards the safety of the students, during warnings of abnormal weather, heavy rains, and of tourists in high Himalayan regions. Proper traffic management has also been directed by the government and to ensure removing the blockages and landslides at the earliest and cleaning of drains and culverts in the cities and town areas and to open any blocked roads and highways like National Highway, PWD roads, PMGSY roads, ADB Roads, BRO roads and keep them clear of landslides and blockages. Instructions were also issued to ensure continuous monitoring of water level/danger status from the link http//ffs.india-water.gov.in of the Central Water Commission.
The officials concerned have been asked to share and seek required Information of any kind of disaster with SEOC / State Disaster Control Room on phone numbers 0135-2710335, 2664314, 2664315 2664316, Fax no. 0135-2710334, 2664317 and on Toll free number 67005.
CM appeals to touristsresidents to avoid unnecessary travel
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 9 Jul: Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, has appealed to the tourists and residents in Uttarakhand to maintain full vigilance and avoid unnecessary travel during the period of alert in view of the predictions of heavy rains in the state for a few days. He has also posted this appeal on twitter and other social media platforms.
The CM has also informed that the administration has been directed to keep the safety of the citizens and the tourists on top priority and to remain on red alert mode to deal with any kind of eventuality.
Dhami also directed the officials concerned not to allow tourists to travel to higher Himalayan regions during the period of alert.