Flood situation worsens in many dists of state


  • Army helicopters start rescue in Sheopur and Shivpuri

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Bhopal-Incessant rain in the state for the last 20 days is now wreaking havoc. More than 6 inches of rain was recorded in more than 36 cities and districts of the state on Sunday. Many districts are in the grip of floods due to heavy rains. The state has received 9 percent more rain than normal so far. Meanwhile, there are 17 districts where there has been less rain than normal. The Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts in many districts across the state for the next two days.
The condition of many districts of the state is suffering due to heavy rains. Rivers are in spate in Rewa, Satna, Guna, Sheopur, Bhind, Singrauli. There is a flood like situation in these districts. 4 to 6 inches more rain has been recorded in Rewa district. The water level of the Tamas river has reached near the danger mark. More than 300 people from low-lying areas have been sent to a safer place. Many villages of the city are in the grip of flood due to the spate in Parvati river.
The monsoon has been wreaking havoc in the Gwalior-Chambal region for a couple days. A large number of villages in Sheopur, Shivpuri and Guna districts have been marooned because of heavy rains.
Due to the activation of low pressure area in South Uttar Pradesh, it is raining heavily in Madhya Pradesh. Due to the highest rainfall in the areas of Gwalior-Chambal, Parvati, Kuno, Kwari and Sindh rivers are in spate, causing floods here. In the next 24 hours also, no relief is expected in Gwalior, Chambal, Bhopal and Ujjain divisions.

Heavy rain alert: The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rain in these areas during 24 hours. Along with this, rain will also occur in Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Sagar, Niwari and Hoshangabad. In the last 24 hours, Gwalior-Chambal division has received maximum rainfall.
In Vijaypur, Sheopur, people are being evacuated from the midst of rain and brought to the roofs of houses.
In the last 24 hours, Datia received 12.5 cm of rainfall, Sheopur Kalan 12cm, Guna 10 inches, Tikamgarh 9 cm, Naugaon 7.7 cm, Pachmarhi 6.5 cm, Gwalior 5 cm, Bhopal City 5 cm, Shajapur 5 cm, Narsinghpur 5 cm, Khajuraho 4 cm, Raisen 4 cm, Satna 2.5 cm, Ujjain 2.5 cm, Jabalpur 2.5 cm and Hoshangabad received 2.5 cm of rainfall.
Red Alert: At some places in Gwalior and Chambal divisions.
Orange Alert: Ujjain, Bhopal division as well as Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Sagar, Niwari, at some places of Hoshangabad district.
Drizzle rain: At most places in Jabalpur, Sagar, Rewa, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Ujjain, Indore, Gwalior and Chambal divisions.