Guwahati/ 7th May’2018 (Prag News Desk):
Days after heavy dust and thunderstorms ravaged several states across western parts of India, leaving a trail of destruction which included 124 people dead; the weather department on Sunday issued another warning alerting several states of possible storms in the next two days.
Just few days ago, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were under the grip of heavy thunderstorms and dust lashing across these two states and killing many. Uttar Pradesh witnessed the maximum destruction in the last week’s dust storm which killed 73 people in Uttar Pradesh alone.
Met warns of heavy thunderstorms and rain
Uttar Pradesh has been specially warned of thunderstorms and gusty winds, particularly in western parts of the state. Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi are also expected to face the nature’s fury over the next two days. Thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh as well as heavy rain in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Kerala is expected.
Following the warning for May 7 and May 8, the Haryana government has decided that all government and private schools will remain closed on these two days. State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Sunday said the decision has been taken in view of the Met department’s warning.
The Haryana revenue and Disaster Management Department, in an advisory, has suggested safety tips that could be adopted in case of thunderstorms, dust storms and squall.
In the devastation that prevailed in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the last week natural calamity, several places across the two states were rendered with no electricity while the state government’s rushed to fix the supplies even as electricity poles were uprooted along with trees in many places across the states.