Heavy rains brought destruction to Delhi, Gujarat, and Odisha recently, and these states are still trying to come out of the devastation caused by the natural calamity. Now incessant heavy rains across Uttar Pradesh over the past few days have been a cause for concern. The blustery weather has killed at least four people in separate wall collapse incidents, while also causing widespread destruction in various districts.
Several reports have come up relating to the destruction in the form of house collapses, the uprooting of dozens of trees on the commute of Lucknow-Bareilly highway, and even the falling of electric poles in Bareilly.
In the last 24 hours alone, heavy rains have lashed Karwi, Raebareli, Lambhua, Pratapgarh, Prayagraj, Amethi, Raniganj, Ghazipur, and Kanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh.
And with Uttar Pradesh and surrounding Uttarakhand in for more downpours for the next few days, the situation could very well aggravate further, especially on Thursday, September 16.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted ‘heavy’ rainfall in the next three days in Odisha and West Bengal.
In an interview with Manisha Gupta, RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist at IMD said, “September has seen very high rainfall over around 33 percent. In June on an, all India basis monsoon was 10 percent excess but in July it was -7 percent, August was -24 percent but in September it has come back.”
“We are seeing another system form over the Bay of Bengal today. We have given the cyclone circulation over East Central Bay, so it will affect the Odisha coast during the next 2-3 days. So another heavy rainfall spell will be there in Odisha and West Bengal.”