Flooding in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha after rains, over 18,000 shifted

Nagpur, August 30

More than 18,000 folks had been evacuated after torrential rains within the final two days triggered flooding at a number of locations in Nagpur and another districts in Vidarbha area of Maharashtra, officers mentioned on Sunday.

Apart from Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Bhandara and Gondia districts in east Vidarbha bore the brunt of the rain fury on Friday and Saturday, they mentioned.

Till Sunday night, as many as 18,261 folks had been evacuated from 148 affected villages in these 5 districts, the Nagpur divisional commissioner workplace mentioned.

The variety of villages that had been affected by heavy rains was 51 in Nagpur district, 57 in Bhandara, 30 in Gondia, six in Chandrapur and 4 in Gadchiroli, it mentioned, including that every one these districts fall beneath Nagpur division.

In all, 83 aid camps had been arrange for the affected folks.

According to officers, in Nagpur district, Mouda, Kamptee, Parseoni and Kuhi had been the worst affected tehsils, and the administration needed to name within the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Army to rescue folks at some locations.

Till round 6 pm on Sunday, 14,800 folks had been evacuated from 51 affected villages in Nagpur district as incessant downpour within the final two days resulted in stream of water from dams and rivers, the official assertion mentioned.

Nagpur Guardian Minister Nitin Raut inspected the affected areas with district collector Ravindra Thakre and directed the administration to conduct evaluation of crop injury as a result of rains and flooding.

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat tweeted that he was consistently taking a evaluate of the flood scenario in east Vidarbha.

Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation Vijay Waddetiwar is coordinating with all the executive departments and giving essential instructions to the state management room, he mentioned.

Several villages in Mouda tehsil had been flooded, from the place 1,568 folks had been moved to safer place by the State Disaster Response Team (SDRF) and the NDRF on Saturday.

Similarly, eight villages in Kamptee tehsil had been hit by rains and 620 folks had been shifted to safer locations by the rescue groups on Saturday, the officers mentioned.

Defence spokesperson Basantkumar Pande mentioned that as per the request made by the Nagpur district administration, Army was deployed for help within the submerged areas of Kuhi.

“UMANG Sub Area pressed into service two columns overnight for rescue and relief operations. With the unprecedented rains and resultant heavy flow of water in various rivers, a number of areas in Nagpur district have been inundated,” he mentioned in an announcement.

“The Army columns will be assisting the administration in rescuing villagers stranded in submerged areas of Kuhi and the surrounding places, and also help in restoring normalcy in these inundated areas,” he added. PTI


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