Flood-like state of affairs in 4 Chhattisgarh districts; 1000’s shifted to aid camps

Raipur, August 29

Heavy rain battered a number of components of Chhattisgarh over the past two days, making a flood-like state of affairs in some areas of a minimum of 4 districts and inflicting rivers, together with the Mahanadi, to movement above the hazard mark, officers mentioned.

Nearly 12,000 homes in varied districts of the state had been partially or utterly broken as a result of incessant rainfall and 1000’s of individuals had been shifted to aid camps, they mentioned.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chaired a gathering on Friday evening with all district collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) by means of video-conferencing to evaluate the state of affairs and take inventory of aid measures being undertaken in flooded areas, a public relations division official mentioned onSaturday.

“Flood-like situation has been created in many districts of the state due to incessant downpour, which has sent rivers and rivulets in spate. Settlements in low-lying areas have also been inundated in several urban areas,” the official quoted the CM as saying in the course of the assembly.

Baghel instructed the officers to make sure correct preparations for meals, consuming water and well being amenities to the affected individuals, he mentioned.

The chief minister additionally requested the authorities to hold out well timed evacuation of the individuals stranded in floods and shifting them in aid camps.

During the assembly, officers mentioned that Raipur, Janjgir-Champa, Bilaspur, Durg and Raigarh districts witnessed “record rainfall” between Thursday and Friday, whereas there’s flood-like state of affairs in some components of Jangir-Champa, Raigarh, Rajnandgaon and Balodabazar-Bhatapara districts, the official mentioned.

As many as 11,942 homes had been partially or utterly broken in varied districts as a consequence of steady rainfall, whereas 219 aid camps have been arrange in rain-affected districts for individuals, he mentioned.

During the assembly, Janjgir-Champa collector mentioned that the Mahanadi river, thought of the lifeline of central Chhattisgarh, was flowing above the hazard mark and he had spoken to his Sambalpur counterpart in neighbouring Odisha about opening the gates of Hirakud dam (construct on that river), he mentioned.

“The gates of Hirakud dam have been opened,” he mentioned.

In Janjgir-Champa district, round 4,000 homes had been broken as a consequence of rainfall and ensuing flood and a pair of,091 affected individuals have been shifted to 45 aid camps, he mentioned.

Similarly, in Raigarh district, 27 villages in Baramkela and Pusaur areas had been affected as a result of floods, whereby 2,389 individuals had been moved to 21 aid camps, he mentioned.

In Balodabazar district, 26 villages bore the brunt of the flood and 1,393 individuals had been shifted to 24 aid camps there.

At least 35 individuals had been rescued from flooded areas in Balodabazar, he mentioned.

Rajnandgaon collector mentioned the street hyperlink between Rajnandgaon and Kawardha cities snapped as a consequence of overflowing river on the route.

Water of Aamner river was flowing above the bridge in Khairagarh city of Rajnandgaon, he mentioned.

The chief minister requested the rescue groups to stay alert to cope with the emergency state of affairs.

He additionally instructed the collectors to deploy a joint group of workers of Revenue, District Panchayat, Janpad Panchayat, Forest Department to supply aid to the affected individuals, the official mentioned.

According to the catastrophe administration division officers, Jangir-Champa district acquired 211.9 mm rainfall on Friday, whereas Raipur witnessed 160 MM rainfall.

Other districts which noticed heavy rainfall on Friday are Bilaspur (119.5mm), Durg (142 mm), Rajnandgaon (99.9 mm), Balodabazar (108.9 mm) and Raigarh (119.three mm). PTI

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