On Tuesday evening, a thunderstorm hits Tricity. Rain and thunderstorm together lashed out on the Tricity damaging property and uprooting trees.
The temperature saw a downfall compared to the hot weather in April that the Tricity have been enduring from a couple of days.
A lot of property damage has been noted. Shops in Zirakpur became a hotspot of property damage. Trees got uprooted in a couple of sites in Chandigarh.
Thunderstorm hits Punjab
Parts of Punjab also received heavy rain and thunderstorm. This caused property damage, uprooting trees and crop damage. Similarly, the temperature fell down in the parts of Punjab as well.
The city faced power cuts as the electricity poles were damaged by the uprooting trees. Some parts stayed without the electricity even after midnight.
It was noted that the wind speed was 92.6 km per hour resulting in a problem with the internet connectivity as well as the phone. The authorities tell that the next 24-36 hours are crucial in the region. It might again face light rain/thundershowers along with thunderstorm/lighting accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places.
A resident of Basant Vihar complained about the uprooted trees and poles outside his home to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL). This caused blockage in the street. Even after a number complaints, no help was sent. Nonetheless, the residents had to to clear the path at their own risk so that that the passerby could easily move without any trouble.
The thunderstorm blew away the signboards and hoardings. The rain caused a heavy damage to the crops and would be causing a delay in harvesting. Due to the rain, the crops are wet and has high moisture content.
According to the statement given by the Chief Agricultural Officer Bahadur Singh, briefly it is said that the standing wheat crops must has got heavily damaged for which a through report is in progress. Hence, once this report is available, one can give exact figures of the damage.
Furthermore, parts of the city faced fluctuations in electricity till Wednesday morning.