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28 Aug 2018 | 10:37 AM UTC

India: Heavy rainfalls in Gurgaon (New Delhi region) affecting road traffic (Aug. 28)

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On morning of August 28, heavy rains hit Gurgaon region (Haryana state), affecting daily life and road traffic

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/28/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

In the morning of August 28, heavy downpours hit Gurgaon - officially named Gurugram, a satellite city of New Delhi, in the state of Haryana -, disrupting road traffic and daily life. The road traffic along the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway was particularly badly hit. Severe rainfalls with lightning was recorded near the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), located 16 km (10 mi) from downtown New Delhi.

Context

The weather authorities forecast rain and thundershowers to continue for the rest of the day.

Advice

Individuals present in the aforementioned areas are advised to monitor weather forecasts, refrain from traveling to flooded areas, and follow any instructions issued by local authorities. Please be advised that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products; all items that have come into contact with the polluted water should be disinfected and all food discarded. Please be aware that the risk of contracting water- and mosquito-borne diseases tends to rise after periods of heavy rain.

 

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