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That's horrible! Landslides and flooding cut Nainital off from the rest of the state. India

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Published on 26 Oct 2021 / In News and Politics

Incessant rains continued to lash various parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, especially Kumaon region, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris.
Nainital was cut off from the rest of the state with three roads leading to the popular tourist spot blocked due to a series of landslides.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami assured that three Army helicopters will soon arrive to assist in relief and rescue operations underway in the state.
The damage caused by the rains is being assessed, Mr Dhami noted, admitting that farmers had been hit hard by the incessant showers.
The Mall Road in Nainital and Naina Devi temple located along the banks of Naini lake have been flooded, while a hostel building has been damaged due to landslides.
The district administration is trying its best to help tourists stranded in the town, the police has been deployed to warn incoming and outgoing traffic, asking them to stay put until the wet spell is over, a report from Nainital said.
Landslides have blocked the exits in the town. Around 100 people got stuck at Lemon Tree resort on Ramnagar-Ranikhet route, with water from swollen Kosi river entering the resort.
On Tuesday morning, automatic weather station Nainital registered 535 mm rainfall, while the district notched 280 mm rainfall on average. As per the long-term average, Nainital received roughly 60 mm rainfall throughout October. Tuesday’s rainfall figures of 500 mm rainfall are thus the all-time record rainfall figures for the hill town, breaking the 1957’s record of 314 mm.
More than 230 villages have lost power connections due to incessant heavy rainfall. Since Monday, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has been conducting rescue operations across the affected districts.

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