One person died and one more went missing after a cloudburst in Uttarakhand on June 2

One person was died and one more went missing due to very heavy rainfall triggered by cloudburst in Chamoli and Almora districts of Uttarakhand on June 2. Around 112 families were affected as their houses were damaged either completely or partially due to flash floods in the region. Several areas were inundated due to cloudburst while the roads, electricity poles, water pipelines and other infrastructures were damaged in the affected regions. Local administration and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams were immediately deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations in these areas.

The cloudburst occurred in Chamoli’s Lambagad and Almora’s Chaukhutiya on Sunday evening which caused very heavy rainfall in these regions. Followed by this sudden change in weather, the Ramganga river in Almora district and many other culverts and nullahs were flooded. The flood water and debris entered in several residential areas and caused widespread devastation to the infrastructure and to the private properties in the affected areas. Around 52 houses were damaged in Chaukhutiya and 60 houses in Lambagad. Similarly, electricity poles and trees were collapsed while many roads were washed away due to excess rainfall. Around 270 water pipelines were also damaged while many cow shelters were affected and loss to livestock occurred.

The administration immediately deployed SDRF and other teams and began the rescue and relief operations in these regions. The affected families were provided with shelter and food and other required assistance. Similarly, the power supply restoration work was carried out on war footing. The water was supplied to the affected regions with help of tankers until the pipeline restoration work was completed. JCB machines and other machinery was deployed to restore damaged roads. Many social organisations and NGOs also came forward to provide all possible help to the flood affected people.

The analyst’s of Cybertech Risk Center generated real time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Evacuation, Flooding and Storm under the “Meteorological” category at Pan India label. CyberTech with NC4 cover everything across globe.

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