Wednesday, July 1, 2015

01Jul2015 : 226mm of torrential rain over a 6 hr period in Darjeeling district

For a hellish 6 hr period Darjeeling district especially Kalimpong was pummeled by torrents of rain starting from approximately 2000hrs.
I watched the clouding as it formed over us and remained almost stationery much like the clouding over Uttarakhand in 2013. Kalimpong received almost half (226mm)the entire July month's average rainfall (548.7mm) in the 6hrs and it is confirmed that that there have been at least 6 deaths in Kalimpong, numerous landslides and all the road links from Kalimpong to Siliguri are now cut off by slides.
The worst part is we have at least 3 months of rainfall ahead.

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling

1 comment:

LizUCDenver said...

Praful- we are all thinking of you and beautiful Kalimpong during this sad time. Missing you all. Liz