The educational institutions in Himachal's Kangra district have been advised to remain closed today owing to forecasts of heavy rain, officials said. After declaring the decision, Kangra Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar stated all medical institutions would, however, remain open. He has requested the public to stay away from rivers and nullahs, and told people that they could call on the emergency service number 1077, if needed. Earlier, at least 19 people were killed in the state in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains on August 13.
It looks like the heavy rain clouds have been surrounding India in a very tight manner. Various landslides have been reported in many cities over time. This year, one of the most drastic calamities that happened due to heavy rain is the Kerala flood. Loss of life and properties have been observed. People are still trying to escape. The schools and institutes were closed in Kerala due to this.
Yesterday, Delhi also experienced heavy rain due to which roads were blocked and people got stuck badly in unbearable traffics. Earlier this week, it was reported there are some chances of heavy rain. The weather reported across the state was the maximum temperature of Una was 34.6 degrees, Hamirpur 33.6 degrees, Bilaspur 32.6 degrees, Bhuntar in Kulu 32.2 degrees, Sundernagar in Mandi 31.4 degrees, Chamba 31.2 degrees, Kangra 32.1 degrees, Nahan in Sirmaur 29.2 degrees, Dharamshala 26.8 degrees, Keylong in LahauL Spiti 26 degrees, Shimla 23.6 degrees, Kalpa in Kinnuar 22.4 degrees and Dalhousie in Chamba 22.2 degrees respectively.