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Himachal Pradesh: Red alert in five districts July 21,2021   |  Source: The Hindustan Times

A red alert was issued for five districts of Himachal Pradesh and a yellow warning for the remaining seven on Tuesday as the India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rainfall and flooding in the hill state. The red alert has been issued for Mandi, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu and Chamba till noon on Wednesday. Shimla meteorological centre director Surender Paul said there is a possibility of landslides or trees getting uprooted due to incessant and intense rainfall. Locals and tourists have been asked not to venture near the riverbanks as the river levels may rise. The state has been witnessing torrential rains since Monday night, which has caused multiple landslides across the state. Traffic movement has been disrupted on at least 200 roads due to landslides. Nurpur in Kangra received 131mm rain, the highest in the state, while Dalhousie and Naduan received 77mm rainfall each. Kangra witnessed 69mm rainfall, Dehra Gopipur 63mm, Dharamshala 60mm, Nahan 43mm, Kahu 41 mm and Ghamroor and Guler 37mm each. Similarly, Mandi and Kufri received 36mm rainfall each, Dharampur and Nagrota Surian 35 mm each and Kadrala 33mm. The state capital, Shimla, recorded 25mm rain and Manali received 19mm precipitation . Exercise caution: HP Police to tourists In light of the heavy precipitation in

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