Living on the floodplains in Sonia Vihar comes with the risk, or in this case, near guarantee, of relocation. Devi has lived in the floodplains for four years, and has been temporarily relocated every year.
Anticipating that the water may surround some localities, over three dozen families from Dhani Asadpur in the area were shifted to safer places. In Yamunanagar, more than 30 villages were put on alert following rise in water level.
The CM sought information on the water level from the Deputy Commissioners of Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat and Palwal and other officers through video-conferencing, and reviewed the arrangements made by them.
As of 5 pm on Sunday, the water level was at 205.5 metres — higher than the danger level of 204.83 metres and the highest since 2013. With 6 lakh cusecs of water being released by Haryana on Saturday, the level is likely to rise to 206.6 metres.
Delhi witnessed scattered and intermittent showers in the day, after heavy showers a day before. People in the national capital woke up to a cool morning, with the minimum temperature settling at 25.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.