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Flash floods damaged houses and inundated agricultural land in Himachal Pradesh's Kamru Panchayat on Thursday while the Shimla-Kinnaur highway was blocked due to a swollen Broni stream between Rampur and Jhakri, officials said. Since the onset of monsoon in the hill state, 130 people have died in rain-related incidents such as landslides and flash floods, and road accidents, according to the Himachal Pradesh State Emergency Response Centre.
Breaking a 50-year-long record, sixty hours of relentless rainfall in Himachal Pradesh submerged the state under extreme floods, washing away bridges, roads, National Highways, buildings, and vehicles, and leaving behind a trail of deaths and devastation.
Hundred and twenty two people lost their lives. The state's ‘robust’ infrastructure, water supply schemes, power supply lines and telecom system was majorly disrupted and hundreds of families are rendered homeless, landless and penniless in Kullu Mandi, Solan, Kinnaur, Lahual-Spiti and Kangra—the worst hit districts.
For a while, it looked as if the swollen mountain rivers were taking revenge against the human absurdities of interfering with nature and the fragile Himalayan ecology. The DPR-based development, which tends to shift the paradigm of evolution of mountains, glaciers and rivers, has taken a hit—a lesson to b
Himachal Pradesh, renowned for its captivating natural beauty and serene atmosphere, now stands in the face of widespread devastation. Families in the flood-affected areas are gripped by panic and distress, as they grapp.Himachal Pradesh is in chaos as floods and landslides cause widespread devastation. Thousands of people have been displaced, stranded and isolated. Homes have been submerged, lives lost and dreams shattered. The visuals from Himachal are truly terrifying. This crisis calls for swift action and the flood-affected victims need relief materials urgently.
Urgent needs include food, clean water, clothing, and temporary shelter. Let's provide the essential supplies they require to sustain themselves during this difficult time.Help torn-apart families cope with physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Your support can aid in their rebuilding process.