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Cloudburst in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh: NH in Shimla blocked

The cloudburst in Dharamshala triggered flash floods and caused damages to the public properties in the Rampur area of District Shimla

Incessant rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has crippled normal life. While an incident of cloudburst was reported in Dharamshala, triggering a flood-like situation, the national highway near Jhakri in the Rampur area of District Shimla was blocked following heavy rainfall.

The state has been receiving heavy rainfall for the last few days. The cloudburst incident in Dharamshala triggered flash floods and caused damages to the public properties. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Himachal Pradesh will experience moderate to heavy rains in the coming days. The has issued an orange weather warning of heavy to very heavy rains in plains and mid-hills on 12 and 13 July and a yellow weather warning for 14 and 15 July.

The office in Shimla said that landslides and uprooting of trees may occur due to rainfall and alerted the general public and tourists not to venture near the banks as the water level may increase.

Meanwhile, a cloudburst triggered a flash flood in Lar tehsil of Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on 12 July morning. The flash flood-damaged residential houses and roads. However, there was no report of any loss of life in the incident.

The state has been receiving heavy rainfall for the last few days. Several cars were swept away, hotels damaged after the flash floods. Besides, around 10 shops damaged as Manjhi rages following the heavy rainfall in the state.

The National Highway was blocked. The process of clearing the road had begun with officials making their way to the site.

As per the viral videos, the cloudburst has occurred over Dharamshala which has triggered flash floods in the area. The cloudburst has blocked the national highway near Jhakri in the Rampur area of District Shimla. There is no report of loss of lives.

The process of clearing the road had begun with officials making their way to the site.

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