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MP weather update: Red alert for rains sounded in 39 districts; Narmadapuram, Bhopal schools closed

MP weather update: The Madhya Pradesh government has given instructions to remain alert. Many bridges were flooded due to which the roads had to be closed.

Reported By : Anurag Amitabh Edited By : Poorva Joshi
Bhopal
Updated on: August 22, 2022 9:36 IST
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Image Source : PTI Bhopal: Villagers move to a safer place from a waterlogged area after overflowing of the Kaliasot river following incessant monsoon rains

Highlights

  • Heavy rains continued to lash parts of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
  • Schools in Bhopal and Narmadapuram will remain closed today.
  • Cities like Jabalpur and Bundelkhand witnessed severe waterlogging.

MP weather update: Heavy rains continued to lash parts of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, prompting an order from the Naramadapuram District administration to declare a holiday in schools for today. Besides, schools in the state capital Bhopal will also remain shut for today, said an order released on Sunday. Also, a red alert has been sounded across 39 districts in the state including Bhopal, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Neemuch and Mandsaur.

Rains have been affecting daily life in Madhya Pradesh, causing waterlogging in cities like Jabalpur and Bundelkhand. Also, the water level in the Narmada river significantly rose due to incessant rains yesterday. Moderate rainfall is likely today in Indore, Gwalior, Dhar, and Khargone, the weather department said. 

In Narmadapuram, the gates of Tawa Dam and in Bhopal, the gates of three dams have been opened to release excess rainwater. Due to heavy rains, all the small and big rivers in Madhya Pradesh are seeing a rise in water level, due to which Narmada to Chambal Betwa Tapti Shipra.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a deep depression over northeast Madhya Pradesh is expected to move west-northwestwards across North MP and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area today.

Meanwhile, Jabalpur's Hanuman Taal and Bundelkhand's Chhatarpur areas saw water overflow due to continous heavy rainfall. The latter has been put on high alert. 

In view of a heavy rains, the Madhya Pradesh government has given instructions to remain alert. Many bridges were flooded due to which the roads had to be closed. The Meteorological Department once again alerted the District Administration, NDRF, and SDRF in Madhya Pradesh in view of the possibility of heavy rains.

 

 

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