Red alert issued in Uttarakhand`s Rudraprayag due to heavy rainfall

Uttarakhand authorities issued red alert in Rudraprayag on Wednesday after heavy rainfall was recorded in the region.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014, 22:23 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Dehradun: Uttarakhand authorities issued red alert in Rudraprayag on Wednesday after heavy rainfall was recorded in the region.

High alert has also been issued in Uttarkashi.

However, the authorities called it a preventive measure and requested people not to panic.

“The alerts have been issued as preventive measures and responsible officers have also been positioned at all seven danger zones. There is no need to panic,” said Sridhar Babu, DM on high alert in Uttarkashi.

He further added, "It has rained heavily in the district over the past two days and the Bhagirathi river is flowing just two metres down the danger mark at 1102 metres. Tiloth, Purikher and Valmiki basti have been identified as the three vulnerable areas where a special vigil is being maintained."

In June last year, flash floods in Uttarakhand caused widespread devastation that killed over 10,000 people and left many stranded.

The floods ravaged several bridges, roads, hotels and villages.