A cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district’s Gadsa valley on Tuesday damaged some residences and agricultural land in the area, as well as cutting electricity lines, officials said.
Two bridges were washed away, and the Bhuntar-Gadsa road was damaged at numerous spots, they claimed, adding that some livestock may have died as a result of the cloudburst. The revenue department arrived at the location to assess the matter.
According to Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg, five houses were entirely destroyed and 15 were partially destroyed in the Gadsa and Kurla panchayats. He noted that affected families have been given temporary shelter.
According to officials, the power supply to the area has been affected, and certain link roads, as well as the connecting road to the village, are closed.
They said they had received reports of pouring water damaging buildings and land in Kashwar village, Tissa panchayat, Chamba district.
According to data from the state emergency response centre, 652 dwellings have been completely destroyed since the monsoon began on June 24, along with 236 shops and 2,037 cow barns.
On July 26 and 27, the local meteorological office issued an orange notice for heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated locations in eight of the twelve districts, warning of landslides, flash floods, and mudslides.
The weather office also issued a yellow warning of heavy rain on July 28 and predicted a wet spell in the state till July 31. It cautioned of moderate to high risk of flash floods in Chamba, Kangra, Sirmaur, Shimla, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kullu, Mandi and Kinnaur districts.