Delhi on high flood alert, people shifted

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New Delhi, Aug 22: Authorities started shifting people from Yamuna river region as heavy rain continued in Delhi, which inflated the flood possibilities in the region.

On Sunday, Aug 22, Yamuna was flowing at a level of 205.05 metres, which makes it 22 cm above the danger level of 204.83 metres.

Around 500 people living close to the river bank have been evacuated and shifted to camps that have been set up in safer areas, according to officials.

According the sources, some 20 camps had been set up to provide shelter to the people affected by the rise in water level, and arrangements for medical and food facilities had been arranged.

As Met office informed on Aug 22, the next 24 hours are likely to see a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershower, one or two of which may be heavy.

Heavy showers also resulted in the maximum temperature dropping to 28.4 degree Celsius, which is six degrees below normal.

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