Rain in Five states of the country, over 250 dam overflows, IMD issues Heavy Rain Alerts
Red alert for rainfall sounded in 39 districts including Bhopal, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Neemuch, and Mandsaur.
The Meteorological Department has alerted heavy rain across districts in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. More than 200 small and big dams have overflowed in Rajasthan and about 50 in Madhya Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh, Ganga is flowing above the danger mark and in Bihar, it is nearing the danger mark.
In Himachal Pradesh affected by floods and landslides, the Chief Minister will go on a tour today. Here 22 people have lost their lives in 36 incidents of flash floods and landslides. A heavy rain alert has been issued in all these states.
There are many National Highway blocks due to rain for more than the last 48 hours. More than 50 dams are overflowing. 17 gates of Bargi Dam in Jabalpur and 13 of Tawa Dam in Narmadapuram have been opened. Talking about rain, Guna received a maximum of 7 inches, Sagar 6.5 inches, and Jabalpur 6 inches. 10 inches of water has fallen in Bhopal in 24 hours. It has rained 60 inches so far. In 2016, there were 56.58 inches of rain, which is a record. This record may be broken on Monday. Due to the rain, the cruise standing at the Boat Club of Bada Talab in Bhopal is half submerged.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur visited the Gohar area in Mandi district after heavy rain disrupted the area. He said, "The number of those who died has reached 22. In Gohar alone, 8 members of a family died together, which is unfortunate."