Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inspected the affected areas in Sarkhet village of Raipur’s Dehradun where the cloudburst incident took place on Saturday. Dhami has ordered the State Disaster Management Department and other administrative officials to be on alert mode in view of the devastation caused by heavy rains in Garhwal division including Dehradun.
Dhami said, “Our disaster management team, SDRF teams and other administration officials have reached the areas where there was heavy rain overnight. I am also trying to reach the spot to supervise the rescue operation.”
Cloud burst in Raipur block of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand in the early hours of Saturday.
Local people informed about cloudburst in Sarkhet village of Raipur block at 2.45 am on Saturday. On receiving the information, the team of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) reached the spot. The Chief Minister also directed all the concerned departments to reach the affected areas.
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“All the people trapped in the village were rescued, while some took shelter in a nearby resort,” the SDRF said.
The founder of the temple, Acharya Bipin Joshi, said, “Due to the continuous torrential rains since yesterday, the Tamasa river flowing near the famous Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple in Dehradun has taken a formidable form. Due to this the contact of Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Yoga Temple and Tapkeshwar Mahadev has been lost. There is no loss of life or property by the grace of God.”
Meanwhile, heavy rains caused flash floods near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Saturday. In view of the heavy rains and flash floods, the movement of devotees in Mata Vaishno Devi temple was stopped for some time.
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