Rivers in spate in MP, many road links snapped, life thrown out of gear

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2016 22:44 IST
Jamuni river in spate near Orchha. (Anupam Pateriya/HT photo)

Heavy rainfall in many parts of Madhya Pradesh has led to flooding in some areas, throwing life out of gear and impeding the movement of people and traffic. Many rivers are in spate with water flowing many feet above the bridges, blocking vehicular movement and cutting off many areas from rest of the district or the state.

Five swept away in Rewa’s Purwa waterfall; 2 youths washed away in Sehore

Five people got swept away in the sudden overflow in Purwa waterfall in Rewa district. Fifteen-year old Sunny Gupta is feared dead while four others swam to safety, according to Rewa police. Two bike-borne youths were washed away at Delabadi at an overflowing nullah in Sehore district while they were travelling from Bhopal to Khandwa. One of them is feared dead while other swam to safety.

In Damoh district, Judi river was in spate due to which Batiyagarh area has got cut off from the district headquarters. Due to overflow in Sonar river, road connectivity between Hata and Madiyadoh was cut off.

Sagar-Raheli, Sagar-Bina road connectivity affected

In Sagar district, the road connectivity between Sagar and Raheli was affected due to flooding in Kaith River. Due to overflow in Dhasan River, the road connectivity between Sagar and Bina was affected. The road connectivity between Rahatgarh and Vidisha was hit due to flood in the nullahs. A house collapsed in Parsoria village due to heavy downpour. Three persons were injured.

Rivers in spate in Panna, admin ready to evict people

Heavy showers lashed Panna district for last 30 hours, due to which Byarma and Sunar rivers were in spate. The water level in the Ken river almost touched danger level, due to which administration sounded alert in many areas of Panna district. The administration was also prepared for evicting people in case the water inundated low-lying areas in the district.

Chhattarpur-Jhansi Highway can get cut off any time

In Chhattarpur district, Dhasan was in spate due to which Bandha Tigada area and Isha Nagar tehsil were cut off from the district headquarters. At Naugoan, Dhasan River was nearing danger mark because of which Chhattarpur-Jhansi Highway can get cut off any time if the rains continue.

Tikamgarh’s connectivity with Orchha, Lalitpur, Sagar cut off

In Tikamgarh district, Jamuni river was in spate due to which road connectivity between Tikamgarh and Orchha was been cut off. Betwa and Dhasan rivers are in spate because of which Tikamgarh-Lalitpur and Tikamgarh-Sagar road connectivity was cut off.

Heavy rains lash Mahakaushal region

lashed various districts of Mahakaushal region including Jabalpur, Narsingpur, Dindori and Katni, disrupting normal life. While there was moderate rainfall in Mandla and Balaghat districts, in Dindori district, various villages were disconnected from the district headquarters for few hours due to overflow in various tributaries of Narmada.

In Satna district, flood water inundated houses in some localities of Amar Patan area. In Pahadi Kheda village, five farmers were trapped in flood waters. Local police and officials rescued them. Due to water logging, Nagod police station was shifted temporarily to a new building.

Bhopal was lashed by heavy showers on Tuesday evening. During last 24 hours, the city received 37.2 mm rainfall. Many areas of the city were water lodged temporarily. Overflowing water on the roads left behind debris of garbage from choked drains.

Met dept issues heavy rainfall warning

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhopal Centre warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at a few places in Sagar division, Narsingpur, Jabalpur, Rewa, Satna, Vidisha, Rajgarh ,Ashoknagar, Guna and Raisen districts. The districts where heavy rainfall has been predicted at include Katni ,Chhindwara, Seoni, Umaria, Sidhi ,Shahdol ,Agar, Bhopal, Betul,Shajapur ,Shivpuri and Sehore districts. In general

According to IMD Bhopal, Tuesday’s low pressure area over southeast Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood concentrated into a depression, which centered on Wednesday morning over northeast Madhya Pradesh, about 30 km east of Satna. The system is likely to move slowly West-Southwestwards during next 48hours and weaken thereafter, IMD Bhopal said.

Forecast: According to IMD Bhopal , rain and thundershowers were likely expected at most places over Sagar Division Rewa Division Shahdol Division (except for Anuppur and Dindori districts) Jabalpur division(except for Balaghat and Mandla districts), Hoshangabad division Bhopal division and Guna , Ashoknagar, Shivpuri , Morena, Bhind, Datia, Agar ,Shajapur districts.

Above normal rains in 23 dists, normal in 21 and below normal in 7 dists

From June 1 to July 6, 23 districts have recorded above normal rains, 21 normal and 7 districts have recorded below normal rains in the state. The districts where rainfall has been above normal include Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Mandla, Narsingpur, Sagar, Damoh, Panna, Chhattarpur, Umaria, Ratlam, Shajapur, Morena, Bhind, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha, Rajgarh and Hoshangabad. Similarly, Katni, Seoni, Dindori, Tikamgarh, Rewa, Sidhi, Singrauli, Satna, Shahdol, Indore, Dhar, Alirajpur, Khandwa, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Dewas, Sheopur, Gwalior, Harda and Betul have recorded normal rainfall. Below normal rainfall has been recorded in Balaghat, Anuppur, Jhabua, Khargone, Barwani, Burhanpur and Agar-Malwa districts.

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