MET issues warning for Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand

New Delhi: After Kerala state is devastated with heavy incessant rains, the weather forecast department has now issued a ‘high alert warning for Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh’ for the next 48 hours.

Following the high alert warning of very heavy rainfall in the next two days from the MET office, the Himachal Pradesh government has ordered closure of all educational institutions on Friday, Indian Express reported.

The Met office has issued ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall warning in the northern plains and gangetic West Bengal over the next 48 hours.

Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat districts of Uttarkhand are on high alert though Uttarakhand had been receiving rains.

The state government has also asked the authorities in all the districts to be extra vigilant and have urged the people living in the areas of rivers to move to a safer place.

Bajpur area in Udham Singh is experiencing flood like situation said an official while Dehradun and districts of Uttarkashi have been receiving heavy rains in the past 24 hours.