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IMD issues orange alert for Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

PM Modi takes stock of Delhi flood situation

IMD issues orange alert for Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh

India Meteorological Department, IMD has forecast that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.

Met department has issued Orange alert for Uttarakhand till 18th July and Himachal Pradesh till 17th July.

A yellow alert has been issued for the next four days in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Active monsoon condition is very likely to prevail over central and adjoining East India during next four days.

There will be a gradual decrease in rainfall activity over northeast India and increase in rainfall activity along the west coast.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi last evening after concluding his successful visit to France and UAE.

Soon after his arrival in New Delhi, the Prime Minister called up Delhi LG V K Saxena and took a detailed account of the flood situation in different parts of the national capital.

In a tweet, Mr Saxena said the Prime Minister took complete information about the efforts being made.

PM Modi again instructed to do all possible work in the interest of the people of Delhi with the help and cooperation of the Centre.

Delhi government is making all efforts to control the situation at the ground zero arising due to the unprecedented rise in Yamuna water level.

All Departments are working in tandem for rescue and rehabilitation of the flood-affected citizens, in close cooperation with National Disaster Response Force and Indian Army.

Briefing media in Delhi yesterday, Chief Secretary, Delhi government said that Delhi faced an unprecedented flood level this year as compared to the previous years.

The water level of Yamuna River reached record level of 208.66 mm, as compared to highest water level of 207.49 mm in 1978.

Water level of the Yamuna River is receding now and it stood at 206.87 metres at 7 PM on Saturday.

The water level in many residential colonies is receding and people have started going back to their homes in certain areas.

Over 25 thousand people were evacuated from many affected areas.

A total of 44 relief camps have been setup with basic amenities including food, drinking water and health care facilities.

Eighteen NDRF teams have been deployed for assistance with required relief equipments.

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