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Uttarakhand: Heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 June 2016, 12:22 IST

On 15 June, the Indian Meteorological Department issued a heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, following which the state government has directed officials to take precautionary measures.

The department said that heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places across the state - especially in Uttarkashi, Tehri, Dehradun, Almora, Nainital, Champavat and Pithoragarh districts - during a period of 48-hours starting from the morning of 15 June.

Chief Secretary Shatrughna Singh has issued an advisory to all the District Magistrates, asking them to be vigilant and take all precautionary measures for people's safety.

Besides heavy rainfall, the MeT department also forecast moderate rains and thunderstorms at many places throughout the state during the 48-hour period.

--PTI

First published: 15 June 2016, 12:22 IST
 
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