Schools were closed in a number of locations in Uttar Pradesh where 12 people have perished, including Lucknow, Aligarh, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar, and Ghaziabad. According to officials with direct knowledge of the situation, at least 13 individuals have perished as a result of various rain-related accidents across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the past two days. Due to the significant rainfall that day, some districts in UP ordered the closure of schools.
Meanwhile, the temperature in the entire northern region recorded a significant dip on Monday after fresh round of snowfall in the higher reaches of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The India Metrological Department, in a statement, sounded a yellow alert in north-western Himalayas till October 14, predicting moderate to heavy rainfall in the region.
In Uttar Pradesh, where 12 people have died, schools were shut down in Lucknow, Aligarh, Meerut, Gautam Buddh Nagar, and Ghaziabad, among others.
According to Uttar Pradesh’s relief commissioner’s office, more than 650 villages in 16 districts have been affected by the floods, impacting the lives of around 580,000 people.
A 55-year-old man was killed in Uttarakhand’s Almora district after debris from a landslide caused by rain fell on his home. As a result of the recent heavy rain, roads have been obstructed and water levels have risen in numerous areas of the state, particularly in the Kumaon region, as a result of the recent heavy rain.
The state of Uttarakhand recorded 30.4 mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, exceeding the average for the same time by 1,798%, according to the IMD office in Dehradun. With 81.5 mm, the Nainital district saw the most rainfall.
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