Updated: July 13, 2021 12:08:10 pm
Under the influence of the southwest monsoon, a flash flood triggered by a cloudburst is wreaking havoc in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and social media is filled with pictures and videos of the horror.
From vehicles getting washed away to buildings collapsing due to the flash flood, several videos shared by authorities and locals are now making rounds on Twitter.
Take a look at some of the videos under the trending hashtag #cloudburst, #Dharmashala here:
Scary visuals ..Stay safe & Stay Alert ⚠️ Don’t go near any river , khadd , nalla …
Monsoon destruction begins …praying for the people affected 🙏#HimachalPradesh pic.twitter.com/nm1kJmdqu2
— Akhil (@Akhil_405) July 12, 2021
— Dhaadon (@dhaadon) July 12, 2021
— Ray Sharma (@Ray_S569) July 12, 2021
#Manjhi #River causes flashfloods in #Dharamshala , #Himachal .
Cloud burst is, sudden heavy rainfall in a short span of time over a small area. Flash flood is, an outcome of cloud burst where heavy flood occurs in a veey short time span. #ManMadeDisaster pic.twitter.com/Q3veoiEywz
— Praveen Angusamy, IFS 🐾 (@PraveenIFShere) July 12, 2021
— αѕℓαм кнαη ᴀɴᴛɪ ᴡᴀʀ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴠɪꜱᴛ. (@aslamkhanbombay) July 12, 2021
watch video:- pic.twitter.com/0IR68XRFoO
— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) July 12, 2021
Please pray for the well-being of #Dharamshala
— Sameer (@BesuraTaansane) July 12, 2021
— Himanshi khurana (@realhimanshi) July 12, 2021
— Ayushi Agarwal (@ayu_agarwal94) July 12, 2021
The flood comes as Himachal Pradesh is still reeling under the threat of a surge in coronavirus cases as tourists flock to popular hill stations like Manali and Shimla, and even lesser-known retreats at Naggar and Jibhi.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has said that there are favourable conditions for the advance of the southwest monsoon over Delhi, some parts of west Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan today. The weather agency said conditions are becoming favourable for the advance of monsoon over the remaining parts of the country during the next 48 hours. (Follow Weather Updates here)
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