Himachal Pradesh on Monday experienced moderate to very heavy rain raising the water level in almost all the rivers and their tributaries. Heavy rain has badly hit a village near Mandi town, triggering flash flood-like conditions, said the officials. But no loss of life has been reported from anywhere in the hill State. The Meteorological office has said that there are chances of heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in the State till Tuesday. Mandi’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand has said that Tyori village near Pandoh, some 14 km from the district headquarters, was badly damaged owing to heavy rainfall on early Monday.
“Half a dozen cow sheds and government buildings were partially damaged. There are reports that five heads of cattle perished. The link road to the village has been wiped out,” he said. A government spokesperson said Satluj, Beas and Yamuna and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts. As a precautionary measure we have advised the people settled along the banks of the rivers to move to the safer places, he said. The authorities have discharged excess water from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam. The Pandoh diversion dam is located on the Beas in Mandi district.
It diverts excess monsoon water towards the Pong dam.
Meanwhile there are reports of certain land slips and uprooting of trees at many places including the Shimla town after the mild cloud burst and heavy rains in the forenoon on Monday