Ottawa, Nov 16 | The entire City of Merritt in Canada’s British Columbia province was forced to evacuate due to floods caused by torrential rain.
The municipal wastewater treatment plant in the community had failed, said the city in a statement, urging residents not to use water in their homes, including flushing toilets and running taps, reports Xinhua news agency.
“High floodwaters have rendered the city’s wastewater treatment plant inoperable for an indefinite period. Continued habitation of the community without sanitary services presents a risk of mass sewage back-up and personal health risk,” it said.
The rainfall has also caused mudslides, rockslides and widespread highway closures between the Lower Mainland and Southern Interior in the province.
Several other areas have been placed under evacuation orders and alerts due to the storm, which Environment Canada forecasted would continue through much of Monday.
On the back of Global Clues and SGX, Nifty opened on a gap down note & continued downside momentum throughout the day and closed the session at 15809.40 level with a loss of 430.90. However, Bank nifty closed the session at 33315.65 level with a loss of 848.05 points.
India VIX closed at 24.56 up by 10.13% which is a sign of more volatility in upcoming sessions.47 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in RED which suggest broad based selling. All the sectoral indices were ended in the red with metal, IT indices down 4-5 percent.
Despite one way fall, Stocks like ITC, DRREDDY, POWERGRID were the top gainers, While WIPRO, HCLTECH, INFY, TCS & TECHM were prime losers. On a daily chart, Nifty has formed a Bearish candle which indicates downside momentum for an upcoming session. Moreover, Nifty is showing support from horizontal line i.e., 15750 levels which is make or break level. In addition, Nifty has been sustained above the 21-Monthly Moving Average which indicates a bounce back from lower levels can be seen.
However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a negative crossover & trading in oversold zone which is a sign of sideways to negative trend in Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around 15700 levels, breaching below it can show more downside till 15500 levels while on the upside 16000 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 32800 levels while resistance at 34500 levels.
Source: Choice India