Several Parts Of The Country Under Water Due To Heavy Rains

Several districts in Madhya Pradesh are battling flood-like conditions, including Jabalpur, Hoshangabad and Bhopal

Raghav N

August 31, 2020

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Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in several states of the country including Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan, Gujarat and Orissa. The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are carrying out rescue operations in MP where unstoppable showers were recorded in the past few days.

A man stuck in an overflowing river in the Raisen district for more than 12 hours, was brought to safety by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Operations are also on in the Seoni and Chhindwara area, where many families have been evacuated to safety in helicopters.

In Jabalpur, the flooded water rose to almost ten feet, leaving residents trapped in their homes. The SDRF rescued 15-20 people with boats.

21 gates of the Omkareshwar dam were opened in the Khargone region, releasing 20,000 cusecs of water.
Other areas like Hoshangabad have also witnessed incessant downpour for more than 48 hours, with the Bagra Tawa and Barna dams overflowing into the Narmada river. The Narmada has risen three metres above its normal levels. In Maheshwar, the stream is barely two metres below its danger point, prompting the administration to close all routes to this place.

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has reviewed the affected areas aerially.

Meanwhile, Rajkot in Gujarat and Cuttack in Orissa are also experiencing the wrath of the rains.

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