Government Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert
Chandigarh, September 21:
A spokesman of Punjab government informed that as per information received from Ministry of Earth Sciences, the State is likely to experience widespread rainfall during late 22nd to 24th September, 2018. Many districts in Doaba, Majha and Malwa are very likely to get heavy ( more than 7 to 12 cm) to very heavy rainfall ( more than 12 cm) during the above period. There is very high probability of extremely heavy rainfall in North Eastern and South Eastern parts of Punjab during 22nd to 24th September, 2018. As there is very high probability of heavy to very heavy rainfall in adjoining areas of Himachal also hence above spell may cause inundations of low lying area and water logging in some area. The areas likely to get very heavy to extremely heavy rains are Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Nawashahar, Roopnagar, Patiala, Mohali and adjoining area. The district authorities have been advised to suitably take adequate measures, informed the spokesperson.