The weather department in Himachal Pradesh has issued a red alert for isolated episodes of extremely heavy rainfall in several districts. The districts of Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Una, Hamirpur, and Bilaspur have been put on high alert for today. The department has also cautioned about the possibility of localised flooding and landslides in these areas.
Furthermore, the department predicts isolated episodes of very heavy rainfall in Shimla, Sirmaur, and Solan districts. Additionally, there may be isolated spells of heavy rain in Lahaul and Spiti district.
This red alert serves as a warning for residents and authorities to take necessary precautions to ensure safety. With the potential for heavy rainfall, there is an increased risk of flash floods, landslides, and other weather-related hazards. People are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and follow the instructions issued by local authorities.
It is crucial for residents in the affected districts to remain vigilant, especially in low-lying areas and regions prone to landslides. They should be prepared to take immediate action in case of any emergency situation. Additionally, it is advised to avoid unnecessary travel and stay away from water bodies during this period of heavy rainfall.
The authorities in Himachal Pradesh are closely monitoring the weather conditions and are prepared to respond to any eventualities. It is essential for everyone to prioritize safety and take necessary precautions to mitigate the impact of the heavy rainfall.