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Rain Disaster: 13 Killed, Schools Closed, Areas Flooded, WFH Allowed

In different parts of Uttar Pradesh and Gurgaon schools are shut down, work from home is adapted by Corporate and private offices, and areas are flooded in Delhi due to heavy rainfall.

Rain Disaster, 13 Killed, Schools Closed, Areas Flooded, WFH Allowed

10 Updates On Recent Rain Disaster

It can be called a rain disaster as at least 13 people are killed and 11 injured due to lightning, wall and house collapses in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Daily life is majorly affected in Firozabad, schools are forced to close in Aligarh, as reported by PTI.

Government and private schools till class 8th are closed in Noida, Greater Noida and Gautam Buddh Nagar due to heavy rainfall, as per an official order given on Thursday. The order was passed after an immediate weather alert from the Weather Department.

As per data, 31.2 mm of rainfall has been poured on Delhi between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. It’s the second consecutive day of the Rain disaster, on Thursday, Delhi is facing low to moderate rainfall intensity. It’s affecting daily life as the roads are flooded and the public is facing frequent traffic jams across the city.

“Light intensity rain/drizzle would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of South-Delhi, South-East Delhi, NCR ( Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh) Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra… Kotputli, Alwar (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours,” weather departed tweeted while sharing a predicted weather report.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned us with a ‘yellow alert’. As moderate rainfall is still expected further.

Gurgaon is also in trouble, heavy rainfall has resulted in waterlogging in different parts of the city accompanied by long traffic jams. It’s becoming hard to decongest roads.

“Due to continuous heavy rainfall in Gurugram, there is waterlogging at some places and the traffic is moving at a slow speed. Therefore, we request all of you that you should come out of the house only when necessary,” reads a Traffic police advisory on Twitter.

As per the district authority, “Gurugram on Thursday received 54 mm of rainfall, with Wazirabad receiving the maximum 60 mm. The rainfall in Manesar was recorded at 50 mm, Sohna 43 mm, Harsar 54 mm, Badshahpur 30 mm, Pataudi 20 mm and Farrukhnagar 29 mm till 5 pm.”

This late monsoon rainfall in NCR also had a bright side due to which the “large deficit (46 per cent till September 22 morning) to some extent” will recover, it will provide refreshing air quality and will keep the temperature in check.

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“The withdrawal of southwest monsoon is declared if there has been no rainfall in the region for five days along with the development of anti-cyclonic circulation and water vapour imagery indicates dry weather conditions over the region,” mentioned NDTV.

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