The heavy rains have caused havoc in the state of Madhya Pradesh. All the 13 gates of the Tawa Dam in Hoshangabad's Itarsi are opened by 30 feet each today, releasing over 5,33,823 cusecs of water.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a high-level meeting on the flood situation in the State.
As per the information given by Chouhan, water levels in Narmada river and its tributaries have risen.
"The river is flowing over the danger mark in Hoshangabad. Heavy rain is likely to occur in the next 48 hours in various parts of the State. NDRF & SDRF teams are on alert," he added.
Yesterday, Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a red alert of extremely heavy rainfall for six districts of Madhya Pradesh amid incessant downpour that lashed large parts of the state.
A red alert warning of extremely heavy rainfall and thunderstorm along with lightning was issued for isolated places in Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Seoni, Balaghat, Betul and Hoshangabad districts.
All three alerts were valid until Saturday morning.
"A well-marked low-pressure area over eastern Madhya Pradesh is causing rainfall," Sahu said, adding that it is expected to move towards the western part and then wither to Rajasthan.
(With inputs from agnecies)