Bhopal: With the rain gods finally relenting with their hold over the liquid, substantial rainfall has been recorded across the state during the last three days. The downpour has plugged monsoon deficiency gaps in several parts, taking the number of districts recording normal rainfall this season to 21.
Coming amid drought fears, excessive rains caught people off guard in several districts, especially in Hosangabad. Sagar, Damoh, Raisen, Harda, Narsinhpur, Vidisha and Jabalpur, where authorities have moved some 3337 people to as many as 35 relief camps set up for the purpose.
The abrupt, yet huge upward curve in rainfall has affected some 16 thousand people in the state, as the downpour, while inundating drought threats, triggered flood fears in several parts.
Five people, trapped in flood waters at Jhangri village of Sagar district, have been rescued with help from the army.
Relief camps have been established in Hoshangabad, Pipariya and Sohagpur where low lying areas have been flooded due to back water augmentation.
Some 1500 people have taken shelter in four relief camps at Pipariya, 250 people in two relief camps at Sohagpur and 325 persons in three relief camps at Hoshangabad.
All precautionary measures are in place as the Narmada continues to flow above the danger mark.
Water logging is reported from the low lying areas of Devri and Rahli villages.
60 people from Devri shifted to one camp while 250 others were moved to two camps set up at Rahli.
The district witnessed abundant rainfall during last couple of days. The local administration has brought on all precautionary measures for villages prone to floods.
No damage has been reported from the district.
Some 700 people from villages in the district have been moved to safer places, due to excessive rains.
With the downpour subsiding, people are beginning to return home.
People of Handia village were shifted to safer areas are also now returning to their native places.
Heavy rains have affected the life in Narsinghpur. People have been shifted to four relief camps. Concerned sarpanchs’ of village panchayats have been asked to make adequate arrangement for those affected.
Life is returning to normal, no damage has been reported.
With the rains subsiding, some 650 people, shifted to six relief camps at Jabalpur and Panagar due to excessive rains on September 8 and 9 are now returning home.