Tourists were evacuated from the popular Kempty falls in Uttarakhand's Mussoorie after a dramatic surge in water lever due to incessant rain on Sunday and Monday. Tourists were trapped after a sudden rise in water flow at Kempty falls and around 180 tourists were rescued by the police from the Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. Water even surged into shops in the area.
The weather condition in the state is not expected to get better anytime soon as the meteorological department has predicted heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh over the next four-five days. Rain has caused widespread damage in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, with 16 people reported dead in 16 districts of the state in 48 hours. A 100-meter long and 50-metre deep lake has also formed near the Tehri Garhwal-Dehradun border, as a consequence of the continuous rainfall and landslides in various parts of the state. Many people were forced to vacate the area, on the instructions of the authorities.
Shahjahanpur was most affected where Air Force choppers were engaged to help the evacuation of people stranded in the flood. The floods in Uttar Pradesh came weeks after the devastating floods played havoc in Kerala. (UNI)