Amid intense rainfall in a nearby area, a cloudburst occurred in Dehradun District village, Uttarakhand, in the early morning of Saturday. As soon as the residents of Sakhet village reported a cloudburst at 2:45 am the State Disaster Response Team SDRF hurried to the spot. “SDRF said that all stranded villagers were rescued while some took shelter in a nearby resort”, reported by news agency ANI.
Cloudburst In Uttarakhand Led Rise In Tamsa River Level
“All the people stuck in the village were rescued while some took shelter in a resort nearby,” asserted SDRF.
Continuous intense rainfall resulted in an alarming rise in water levels in the Tamsa river near Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple, Dehradun. Also, due to this alarming situation, the communication between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost, as reported by ANI and said by the founder of Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple. However, so far, no life has been lost and there is no report of any property damage.
“Due to the continuous torrential rains since yesterday, the Tamsa river flowing near the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has taken a formidable form. Due to this, the contact between Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost, the pool has also been damaged. By the grace of God, there has been no loss of life or property,” said Acharya Bipin Joshi, the founder of the temple, quoted by ANI.
Flash Flood ‘In Katra Region, Vaishno Devi Yatra Halted
Flash floods are also triggered in Katra, Jammu, and Kashmir due to continuous heavy rainfall. The authorities are forced to block the journey of devotees to Mata Vaishno Devi temple located at Trikuta Hill.
“In the wake of heavy rainfall, upward movement of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi temple has been stopped from Katra. Priority is given to pilgrims coming downwards. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have already been deployed, The situation is being monitored. No untoward incident reported so far,” said Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.