- On Tuesday, all 8 gates of Kolar dam had to be opened, 4 opened on Wednesday morning
- Heavy rain alert in 13 districts, relief will not be available in the next 24 hours
Bhopal: Four days of heavy rains in Bhopal and adjoining districts have disrupted life. Flood situation has been created in Vidisha and Raisen. At the same time, there is water in the lower areas of the city in Bhopal. Two old houses also collapsed on Tuesday.
All 8 gates of Kolar were opened
Intermittent showers continued from Tuesday night till the morning. With this, 3 gates of Bhadbhada, 4 of Kolar and 5 of Kaliasot have to be opened. For the first time in 13 years, all 8 gates of Kolar were opened on Tuesday evening. This happened after 2006.
Rain continues from Wednesday morning also. It has rained twice in the morning. Many areas have been flooded with this. Electricity supply was also affected Tuesday night along with water filling in more than 15 colonies including Kolar, Arera Colony, Shivaji Nagar and Salaiya.
Nullah in spate, man carries pregnant wife on cot
In village panchayat Barkheda Hassan of the Ashta tehsil of Sehore district, a youth came to the hospital carrying his pregnant wife on his shoulders as the Janani Express could not reach his village. In fact, a drain was in spate between the village and the colony, causing the village to lose connectivity with the tehsil headquarters. The Janani Express had reached the other side of the drain. The villagers carried the woman to the Janani Express on a cot. The woman is admitted to Ashta Hospital. The villagers said children also have to cross this drain to reach the school during rains.
Indore receives 76 mm of rains
During the last 24 hours, Indore has received 76 mm of heavy rains. In fact, many districts of West Madhya Pradesh received moderate to heavy rains. While Dhar recorded 57 mm rains, Bhopal 48 mm, Hoshangabad 53 mm and Shajapur recorded 33 mm rains. Pachmarhi in East Madhya Pradesh also recorded 47 mm rain.
The Skymet Weather has said the reason for these rains is the presence of a Cyclonic Circulation over Northeast Madhya Pradesh. Its effect is also being felt over western parts of the state.
Rains to continue over many parts of MP for next 3 days
Narmada, Tawa, Betwa, Kshipra and other rivers and several rivulets are in spate due to heavy rains. Gates of most of the big dams in the state had to be opened. Many routes connecting cities and towns are closed. According to the Meteorological Department, the condition will remain more or less in the state for the next 48 hours.
Heavy rain warning for 13 districts
Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in 13 districts. Due to the low pressure area rains will continue for the next three to four days in most parts of the state including Bhopal.
Skymet Weather has said moderate to heavy rains are likely to continue over the state until September 13 as successive weather systems will reach Madhya Pradesh leading to good rains.
However, Southeastern districts will comparatively get less rains as the weather systems will keep moving in northern districts. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast for Central and Northern districts, however, light to moderate rains will continue over Southern and Southeastern districts.
Rains will start reducing after September 13
These rains will start reducing after September 13. However, the weather will not go completely dry. Moderate showers might continue over northern districts on September 14 and 15 as well. Thereafter rains will become mostly light.
Indore has not received any heavy rainfall since August 15. On August 15, the city had received 44 mm of rains. Thereafter, on and off rains were going on over the city. Moreover, Indore has not received very heavy rains during the entire month of September in comparison to other parts of the state. This is the heaviest downpour in the month of September over the city. Now, the rains will gradually reduce over Indore as well.