In the state of Uttar Pradesh, torrential rain has wreaked havoc, leading to the unfortunate loss of at least 34 lives in the past 24 hours in rain-related incidents. According to reports from Akashwani Lucknow correspondent, the relief commissioner’s office has provided data indicating that five people drowned in Raebareli district, while four lost their lives in Bareilly district. Additionally, deaths caused by lightning strikes and heavy rain have been reported in Muzaffarnagar, Kaushambi, Etah, Kannauj, Badaun, Ghazipur, Jalaun, and Kanpur Dehat. The torrential rain has severely disrupted life, particularly in the western parts of the state.
The Meteorological Department has issued an Orange alert for several districts, forecasting heavy rainfall in the state today. As a precautionary measure, schools and colleges in some districts have been closed due to the warning of heavy rain. The administration in the state capital, Lucknow, has advised residents to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary. In Ghaziabad, four teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been placed on high alert to provide swift response in case of any natural calamities, while one team has already been deployed to Bareilly. District administrations in various districts have also set up helpline numbers for the general public to report any emergencies related to heavy rain.
The situation caused by the relentless rainfall in Uttar Pradesh is being closely monitored, and efforts are being made to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected population. Authorities and response teams are prepared to address any untoward incidents and provide assistance to those in need. The focus remains on minimizing the impact of the heavy rain and safeguarding the lives of the residents in the affected areas.