It’s that time of the year again, an hour of heavy monsoon across India. This time causing heavy damage in parts of Madhya Pradesh these past few days.
This event was addressed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, where he commented that the state has never before witnessed a rainstorm of destruction like this in these past 70 years. Further, the chief Minster acknowledged that about 1,250 villages were led to a state of havoc due to the heavy rains, but with the aid of the Army, NDRF, BSF, and state agencies around 6,200 citizens were assisted to the safe shelters.
An aerial survey was also initiated by the chief minister this Wednesday, where he reported to the media that rail and telecom services seemed to be badly disrupted between the Shivpuri and Gwalior regions. The CM expressed his concerns with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who assured that the Center will take advances to compensate for the devastation. Which further was notified by the PMO, when reached out for help this Thursday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that around 23 districts of Madhya Pradesh are predicted with ‘very heavy rainfall in 6 districts and ‘heavy’ rainfall in 17 different districts. The department has issued an ‘orange alert’ for 6 districts at the same time as a ‘yellow alert’ for 17.
An orange caution has been issued for the districts of Rajgarh, Shajapur, Agar-Malwa, Mandsaur, Guna, and Ashok Nagar. The yellow alert is for Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Neemuch, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia, Vidisha, Raisen, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Dhar, Dewas, Narsinghpur, Tikamgarh, Niwari, and Sagar. Around 57 people are to have escaped the disaster in Kali Pahadi, Shivpuri, while 13 from Teela area, Shivpuri this Wednesday. IMD has stated evidently to predict a heavy rainstorm for the next five days.
The department quoted, “Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are very likely over and West Madhya Pradesh on 4th and 5th August, with reduction thereafter.”
Seven Individuals were rescued by the Indian airforce who was left isolated in a temple this Wednesday near Seondha in Datia district because of overflowing in Sind river.
A total of 46 individuals were rescued. “In a rescue project by an IAF helicopter, 7 humans stranded at the roof of a temple, close to Sedona, cut off due flooding of Sind river, had been evacuated. By the near of the day 46 stranded humans had been evacuated,” IAF wrote on Twitter.
IAF also informed that 37 people from Narwar and Sunari areas were also saved by the Indian forces.