October 1, 2020

Incessant rains in Gujarat hit regular life; flood scenario in Bihar stays grim



New Delhi: Rains pounded a number of areas of Gujarat on Sunday resulting in swelling of rivers and over 100 dams being placed on a excessive alert, whereas the flood scenario in Bihar remained grim although no new areas had been affected by the deluge since Saturday. The nationwide capital skilled a cool and cloudy Sunday with the town recording traces of rainfall in a number of areas and the utmost temperature settling at 34.2 levels Celsius, the MeT division stated.

In Haryana and Punjab too, most temperatures hovered near regular limits, whereas gentle to average rains occurred in lots of components of Uttar Pradesh. The meteorological division has forecast rain and thundershowers in all of the three states over the subsequent two days.

Three rivers are already flowing above the hazard mark in Uttar Pradesh the place over 1,000 villages in 16 districts have been hit by floods. An official, nevertheless, stated all river embankments within the state are protected and there’s no have to be nervous.

Torrential rains pounded a number of areas in Gujarat on Sunday, inflicting waterlogging and disruption to regular life. As rivers swelled and lots of lakes overflew, a excessive alert was sounded for 108 dams.

An alert has been issued for 14 dams whereas a warning has been sounded for 17 dams after they acquired heavy influx of water as a consequence of rains, officers stated.

Components of Mehsana, Patan, Surat, Gir Somnath, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Aravalli and Surendranagar districts have been witnessing very heavy rainfall since Sunday morning.

Low-lying areas in lots of districts had been flooded after a number of dams and lakes began overflowing, officers stated, including that gates of many dams had been opened.

Waterlogging attributable to intense rains disrupted regular life in Mehsana, Patan, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Kadi in Mehsana acquired 289 mm rainfall between 6 am and four pm on Sunday whereas Becharji, in the identical district, acquired 224 mm of rains, in keeping with the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

The meteorological division has predicted heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall in lots of districts of north, south and east-central Gujarat and Saurashtra-Kutch area until Tuesday morning.

“As many as 44 rivers and 41 lakes within the state had been overflowing as a consequence of heavy rains. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is 60.83 per cent full, whereas 68 dams are full to the brim,” Aid Commissioner Harshad Patel stated.

In response to the federal government, out of 205 dams, a excessive alert has been sounded for 108, whereas 14 have been placed on alert. A warning has been issued for 17 dams.

The state has to this point acquired 94.57 per cent of the typical annual rainfall. Kutch acquired the very best 162 per cent rainfall within the state, Patel stated.

Eight state highways amongst 138 roads have been closed for visitors and fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into the Arabian sea within the south Gujarat coast, the reduction commissioner stated.

In Bihar, over 83.62 lakh individuals throughout 16 districts remained affected by the floods, whereas no new areas had been hit by the calamity previously 24 hours, the Catastrophe Administration Division stated.

Its bulletin reported the identical figures it had executed on Saturday, saying that altogether 83,62,451 individuals had been reeling beneath the influence of the deluge and 27 individuals have died.

Nevertheless, the variety of individuals being served cooked meals has come all the way down to 1.78 lakh on Sunday from 2.09 lakh yesterday. The variety of neighborhood kitchens additionally diminished by 50 since Saturday, it stated.

The Ganga river continued to move above the hazard mark at Gandhi Ghat and Hathidah in Patna and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district, in keeping with the Water Assets Division.

The water degree of the river is witnessing a rising pattern in Buxar, Digha, Gandhi Ghat, Hathidah and Kahalgaon whereas it has remained regular at Munger and Bhagalpur. The foremost rivers flowing above the hazard degree within the state embody the Bagmati, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghra and the Khiroi.

In neighbouring West Bengal, heavy to very heavy rain is prone to happen in southern components from Monday owing to the attainable formation of a low-pressure space in north Bay of Bengal.

Embankments of some rivers in coastal areas of South 24 Parganas district have been broken by heavy rainfall and excessive tidal waves, resulting in inundation of agricultural fields.

The weatherman stated an energetic monsoon in Gangetic West Bengal, coupled with the low stress is prone to trigger widespread rain within the area.

Madhya Pradesh witnessed diminished rainfall exercise on Sunday after a few days as a low-pressure space inflicting incessant showers moved in the direction of Rajasthan.

Nevertheless, in keeping with a climate division official, one other low-pressure system is growing over the Bay of Bengal, which can revive the rainfall exercise within the state by the tip of this month, most certainly by August 27-29.

With the low-pressure space transferring from Madhya Pradhesh, heavy rains had been recorded in components of Rajasthan within the final 24 hours. Thirty-six cm rainfall was recorded in Bhungda of Banswara, 30 cm in Ghatol, 27 cm in Pipalkunt of Pratapgarh and 26 cm in Jagpura of Banswara.

The downpour in Madhya Pradesh has brought on the water ranges to rise in Parvati and Kalisindh rivers in Baran and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan. Heavy rains have additionally disrupted the highway connectivity between the 2 states.

Amid the heavy influx of water into the rivers, district administrations in Jhalawar, Baran and Kota have been placed on alert to fulfill any eventuality.