Anand Sharma, director of Uttarakhand Meteorological Department, said there was no heavy rainfall in the area as well.

"We have not issued any alerts. There was no heavy rain on Wednesday. We have said that there will be light to moderate rains. We expect rains in Kumaun region," Sharma said.

The reaction from the Met Department came following reports that a high alert has been issued in Uttarakhand after heavy rains lashed parts of the state on Wednesday.

Officials said that they have identified seven critical points and three danger zones in the Uttarkashi region.

The officials also said that these are only preventive measures.

 "We have identified 7 critical points and there are three danger zones. There is nothing to worry and we are just taking preventive measures. Seven officers are monitoring the situation 24x7. There is nothing to worry yet," said Uttarkashi District Magistrate Shridhar Babu.

“Tiloth, Purikher and Valmiki basti have been identified as the three vulnerable areas where a special vigil is being maintained. The alert is a precautionary measure as we don't want to take any chances with last year's catastrophic flash floods in the backdrop," he added.

Uttarkashi was one of the worst-hit districts in Uttarakhand apart from Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts in 2013 after heavy rains and cloudburst had triggered flash floods and left thousands dead in the state.


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