Melamchi locals asked to stay alert as heavy rainfall likely to trigger flash flood

Published On: August 6, 2022 01:48 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, August 6: Heavy rainfall has taken place in Ghumthang, Dhap, Nakate, and other areas in Sindhupalchok district.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has issued a warning of flash floods in Melamchi, Balefi and other small rivers of the district as heavy rainfall has been recorded in this area for the past three to six hours. The Flood Forecasting Division of the DHM has asked all residents in the area to remain on high alert as there is a risk of landslides in the sloping land. 

Meanwhile, Balchit Khadka, a resident of Chanoute, said that water level in the river has increased all of a sudden and some people are already staying away from their homes.

Similarly, a landslide that occurred in Melamchi municipality-2 Nibu village last night blocked the Bhotechaur-Kaule road. As a result, a few houses in the area are at risk of landslides, according to the Area Police Office, Melamchi. The occupants of the houses have been shifted to safer locations.


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