Emergency due to floods in the US state The US state of Vermont has been flooded due to heavy rains. Due to this, the risk of overflow of the dam has increased. The Emergency Service has so far rescued 117 people. Around 100 roads were closed in the state on Tuesday due to inundation of water.
US President Joe Biden has declared an emergency in Vermont. According to state governor Phil Scott, Vermont has received as much rain in the past two days as it usually does in two months. According to Reuters, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut have also received up to 8 inches of rain in the last few days.
7 days rain 300-500% more than normal
Individuals in Vermont are being advised to move to upper floors of their homes. Due to the floods, the AccuWeather company has predicted an economic loss of 3-5 billion dollars (24-41 thousand crores). The Weather Prediction Center said Monday that seven-day rainfall totals ranged from 300% to 500% of normal levels across much of the US Northeast. Emergency due to floods in the US state
At the same time, the National Weather Service has expressed the possibility of rain again on Friday. However, it is expected that this time it will not be so torrential. On the other hand, in neighboring Canada, about 600 people had to leave their homes after torrential rains. Canada’s Quebec City has received 5.5 inches of rain in the last 48 hours, due to which the water level of the river is increasing rapidly.
risk of contamination of drinking water
Travel was banned in the Vermont city of Montpelier due to the weather. Apart from this, there is a possibility of contamination of drinking water due to floods. According to CNN, Montpellier officials said that the rain in the city has broken all records. On Monday, 5.28 inches of rain was recorded here.
There was so much rain in 2011, 40 people were killed in the storm
Governor Scott told that earlier in 2011 such a scene was seen in America, when Hurricane Irene hit America in 2011. Many communities were drowned in the floods that occurred at that time. About 40 people had died due to the storm in the eastern states.
There was a flood in California in January
At the beginning of the same year, there was a flood in California due to the Atmospheric River. About 20 people had died in this. In two weeks, warnings were issued for 75 thousand people from 8 atmospheric rivers. During this, about 1000 trees had fallen. Due to heavy rains, storms and floods in California, a loss of Rs 2 lakh crore ($ 30 billion) was expected.