Uttarakhand flood 2013
A man crosses a rope bridge over the Alaknanda river during rescue operations in Uttarakhand on 23 June 2013 (Representational Picture).Reuters

The Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall alert for the next 24 hours in several parts of Uttarakhand that were massively affected by the 2013 flash floods.

Rudraparayg DM Raghav Langar said the Met department issued snowfall alert in areas above 3,500 meters and heavy rain fall alert in areas situated above 2,000 to 3,500 meters, starting from 9 am on Thursday.

The areas that will be affected particularly include Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Pithoragarh and hilly areas of Dehradun districts. Heavy rainfall has been lashing the plain areas, while the mountains have been receiving snowfall since morning, according to a PTI report.

Chief Secretary N Ravishankar has issued the notifications to all district magistrates, asking them to keep a watch and be prepared with precautionary measures in view of the Met department's warning.

The 2013 natural disaster adversely affected the state, especially the four Himalayan shrines where reconstruction is under process. Following the warning, resettlement works at Kedarnath have been paused and the workers have been asked to be attentive.

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