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Flood warning in Delhi: Govt urges residents to evacuate Yamuna banks, move to safer locations

Shahdara district police in Delhi visited the Yamuna floodplains to alert residents about rising water levels and urged them to move to safer places. The Delhi government issued a flood warning and released water into the Yamuna River.

Heavy rainfall in Delhi prompts authorities to issue flood warnings and evacuate residents. (AFP)Premium
Heavy rainfall in Delhi prompts authorities to issue flood warnings and evacuate residents. (AFP)

Delhi rain updates: The Shahdara district police visited the Yamuna floodplains in Delhi on July 9 and issued an alert to residents regarding the rising water level of the Yamuna River. Due to heavy rainfall, the police urged local residents to evacuate the area and move to safer locations.

The Delhi government also issued a flood warning in response to heavy rains occurring in North India.

"We are here to inform you all that the level of Yamuna has risen due to heavy rainfall. You all requested to vacate the area and move to a safer place," a police officer warned the residents living by the Yamuna banks.

The Haryana government released over one lakh cusecs of water into the Yamuna River from the HathniKund Barrage in Yamunanagar. These developments prompted Union Home Minister Amit Shah to speak with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena to stay updated on the situation, reported ANI.

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The heavy rainfall led to significant waterlogging in various parts of the national capital, causing traffic disruptions. Social media platforms were inundated with pictures and videos of commuters wading through knee-deep water, highlighting concerns about the effectiveness of the city's drainage infrastructure.

Delhi Traffic Police provided regular updates on the impact of the downpour on vehicular movement and shared images of waterlogged areas.

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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi received 153 mm of rainfall within a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am on Sunday, marking the highest rainfall in a single day in July since 1982.

The IMD further explained that the intense rainfall was the result of the interaction between a western disturbance and monsoonal winds affecting northwest India, including Delhi. Delhi experienced the season's first "very heavy" rainfall.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published: 10 Jul 2023, 07:30 AM IST
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