Uttarakhand: Several houses, roads damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarkashi's Tehri and Rudraprayag
Dehradun, May 03: A cloudburst reported in Tehri, Uttarkashi and Rudraprayag of Uttarakhand on Monday. However, no casualties has been reported so far. Police and relief team are at the spot
Several houses. roads damaged due to a cloudburst in Uttarkashi, earlier today. Officials of local administration are at the spot. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat spoke to the district magistrates concerned and asked them to keep an eye on the situation.
He directed them to provide relief and the required financial assistance to the affected people.
Uttarakhand | A cloudburst hit Saini Tok area of Narkota village in Rudraprayag. No casualties reported. Police and relief team are at the spot pic.twitter.com/to5BS0ZPdq— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2021
The chief minister also asked Public Works Department (PWD), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials to immediately clear the blocked roads to ensure that the people in the affected areas do not face any inconvenience.
This comes after a glacier burst took place near the India-China border in Sumna village of Uttarakhand's Chamoli Garhwal district on April 23.
In June 2013, a multi-day cloudburst centered on Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides. According to the state government, more than 5,700 people were presumed dead in the disaster. As bridges and roads were destroyed more than 3 lakh people were trapped in the valleys leading to the Char Dham pilgrimage sites.