Yamuna water level crosses danger mark again; orange alert in Mumbai

NDRF and SDRF teams have been deployed in Assam

ASIA-WEATHER/INDIA-MONSOON A man takes picture of historic Taj Mahal as the Yamuna river overflows following heavy rains, in Agra | PTI

The water level of Yamuna breached the danger mark once again on Wednesday morning as Delhi and the upper reaches of the river continued to receive downpour. The water level had gone down the threshold during the early hours of Wednesday.

According to the Central Water Commission, the water level reached 205.48 metres at 8 am. It is expected to rise to 205.72 metres by 6 pm.

The flow rate at the Hathnikund barrage saw a marginal rise on Tuesday afternoon, oscillating between 50,000 and 60,000 cusecs. It dropped to around 39,000 cusecs by 7 am on Wednesday, reported PTI. 

Heavy rainfall in Mumbai

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday. An orange alert is in place for the city and Thane while a red alert has been issued for neighbouring Raigad and Palghar districts. 

The island city of Mumbai, eastern suburbs, and western suburbs received 17.44 mm, 22.55 mm and 18.87 mm rainfall, respectively, between 8 am and 6 pm on Tuesday, the city civic body said.

The IMD Mumbai officials said their observatories in Colaba (representative of the island city) and Santacruz (representative of suburbs) recorded 102.4 mm and 109.7 mm of rainfall, respectively, in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Tuesday.

Uttarakhand, Himachal 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy-to-very heavy rain at isolated places in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh until July 22.


Though the flood situation in Assam improved on Tuesday, many parts of the state, including Sivasagar district, continue to suffer. As per the officials, nearly 18,000 people were affected in Sivasagar alone while over 89,000 people were hit across 16 districts. 

The death toll in the flood this year so far has been eight, with no fatality reported in the last 24 hours, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin said.

At least four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, are flowing above the danger level at multiple locations. Assam State Disaster Management Authority said 54 villages under two revenue circles, Nazira and Sivasagar, have been affected. The district administration has set up 11 camps and five relief distribution centres. 

Apart from Sivasagar, Golaghat remained the worst-hit district with 32,815 people affected, followed by Dhemaji with 23,798. As many as 2,333 flood-hit people are staying at 22 relief camps and another 39 relief distribution centres are also functional.

Various agencies, including district administrations, National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force, have been pressed into rescue operations with 582 people and 30 animals evacuated by boats in the last 24 hours, it said.


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