700 in relief camps: Schools closed till July 10 in many districts
Bhopal: Though it continued to rain all over the state for the fourth consecutive day on Friday but there was a bit of relief as the water levels in reservoirs and rivers either fell or rose very nominally. The State Flood Control Cell confirmed that the water levels were not rising at a threatening pace.
With a culvert near Mandla on National Highway 12 being damaged, MP-Chhattisgarh road connectivity was snapped. Meanwhile army is still deployed in Satna and Bhopal-Chhattarpur–Panna and Satna-Tikamgarh-Sagar routes remained blocked.
Schools have been ordered closed till July 10 in many districts Satna, Rewa and Sagar districts are the worst affected by the heavy rains. Tamas River, which was in spate on Thursday, relented a bit on Friday, giving the administration a window to shift people to relief camps in Satna and Rewa districts.
Three hundred people were rescued and shifted to relief camps in Rewa while 400 were rescued from Raghuraj Ngar of Satna district.
In Betul rescue operations were in progress till the filing of the report for evacuating eight persons, who have got trapped with water all round them after the opening of sluice gates of Satpura Dam. The water gushing out from the dam reservoir has cut off nearly 200 villages from the district headquarters.
The meteorological department has issued a high alert for Satna, Sagar, Damoh, Hoshangabad, Nasringhpur, Jabalpur and Raisen districts while alert has been sounded for Chhattarpur, Panna, Tikamgarh, Rajgarh, Ashok Nagar, Rewa, Mandla, Vidisha, Bhopal and Seoni.
Warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall has at been issued for isolated places in Vidisha, Bhopal, Raisen, Sagar, Damoh, Satna, Hoshangabad, Betul, Jabalpur and Narsingpur districts. Heavy rainfall is likely at a few places in Rajgarh, Ashok Nagar, Guna, Harda, Chhattarpur, Tikamgarh, Panna, Rewa, Indore, Sehore, Dewas, Seoni, Chhindwara, Datia, Mandla, Agar, Shajapur districts.