With the situation owing to the heavy rain already alarming in Kangra district, the Meteorological department has issued a warning of very heavy rain in six districts of the state over the next two days. The administration in Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Una and Mandi has been put on alert. The Met department has issued a warning of very heavy rain on Sunday in Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kangra districts.
As a precautionary measure, the Kangra administration announced the closure of all schools and colleges on Saturday. Most rivers are in spate and rain has flooded streets at Nurpur, Palampur and Dharamsala in Kangra district. 'According to the forecast, though the rain activity is likely to decrease significantly from August 19, there will be very heavy rain over the next 48 hours,' said Mr. Manmohan Singh, Director of the local Met Centre.