Bhopal: Army has been called in to rescue people in the marooned areas in Madhya Pradesh’s Hosangabad district following flash floods in Narmada caused by heavy downpour in the region in the last 24 hours.
Incessant rains in the last 24 hours have caused floods in Narmada, leaving major parts of Hosangabad district marooned.
The river was flowing 9 ft above its danger level in the district.
“Army has been called in to evacuate the people in marooned areas in the district. Besides, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have already been pressed into service to rescue the people in flood-hit areas”, Hosangabad divisional commissioner Rajnish Srivastav said.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made an aerial survey of Hosangabad to assess the flood situation in the area.
Road communications at several places in the state have been cut off due to flash floods in various rivers in the state triggered by torrential rains in the last 36 hours.
Road communications between Bhopal and Sagar and Narasinghpur and Chhindwara have been cut off as flooded Narmada breached bridges and national highways at several places in the region.
Red alert has been issued for four districts and Orange alert has been issued for eleven other districts in the state by India Meteorological Department (IMD) which predicted heavy to very rainfall in these districts in the coming 48 hours.
Eight of 12 major dams in the state have reached their full reservoir level following heavy rains in the last 36 hours.
Chaurai in Chhindwara district has received record rainfall of 414 mm in the last 24 hours, while district headquarters of Chhindwara has received rainfall of 242.4 mm during the period.
The hill resort of Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh has received 228 mm in the last 24 hours whereas Hosangabad has received 208.8 mm during the period....