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Schools In Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District To Remain Closed Until July 22 Due To Flash Floods, Landslides

Schools in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District will remain closed until July 22 due to flash floods and landslides caused by continuous heavy rainfall.
 
Schools In Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District To Remain Closed Until July 22 Due To Flash Floods, Landslides

Schools in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District will remain closed until July 22 due to flash floods and landslides caused by continuous heavy rainfall. The Deputy Commissioner of Kinnaur District has declared holidays for all schools in the mountainous state. A tweet from ANI confirmed the closure of all government/private schools, pre-schools, and Anganwaris in Sub-Division Nichar and Tehsil Sangla, District Kinnaur until July 22 as a precautionary measure against potential flash floods and landslides.

The state of Himachal Pradesh has been severely affected by floods and landslides, with 108 fatalities reported as of July 17. Recently, a cloudburst in Kias, Kullu, resulted in three injuries and the destruction of nine vehicles. Parents, teachers, and students are urged to take note of the school vacation notice and stay vigilant for future updates on when classes will resume.

The Meteorological Department station in Himachal Pradesh had earlier issued a yellow alert for heavy rain, thundershowers, and lightning in isolated regions of the hills until July 9, with downpours predicted across the state until July 11.

In addition to Kinnaur District, schools and institutions in Maharashtra's Raigad and Chandrapur districts have been instructed to remain closed today for safety reasons. Chandrapur District Collector Vinay Gowda and Raigad District Collector Yogesh Mhase have declared holidays in their respective districts. The IMD has issued a red alert for Palghar and Raigad districts and an orange alert for Thane, Mumbai, and Ratnagiri. Palghar and Thane districts will remain on alert until July 20, while Raigad will continue to be on orange alert until July 21.