Uttarakhand: On the morning of February 7, 2021, Water Level in Dhauliganga River suddenly rose that was followed by an Avalanche. This was visible near a power project at Raini Village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district. Destruction of several houses and casualties are feared. However, the Government is taking all the requisite steps to ensure the safety of people.
The District Magistrate has instructed the officials of Chamoli to evacuate the people living in villages on the bank of Dhauliganga River.
"People are being evacuated from the areas near Alaknanda. As a precautionary measure, the flow of the Bhagirathi River has been stopped. To prevent the flow of water of Alaknanda, Srinagar Dam & Rishikesh Dam have been emptied. SDRF is on alert. I am leaving for the spot." – Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat.
#WATCH | A massive flood in Dhauliganga seen near Reni village, where some water body flooded and destroyed many river bankside houses due to cloudburst or breaching of reservoir. Casualties feared. Hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue: ITBP pic.twitter.com/c4vcoZztx1— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
“A disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police and disaster management departments have been directed to deal with the situation. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Government is taking all necessary steps.” – Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat.
— Trivendra Singh Rawat (@tsrawatbjp) February 7, 2021
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