Flood-like situation improves in Bundelkhand

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Bhopal, Jun 22 (UNI) The flood-like situation in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh today improved with the cessation of rainfall.

Life was returning to normal in Sagar, Tikamgarh and Damoh districts. Traffic movement was restored in flood-affected roads.

More than 500 'kutcha' houses were damaged during heavy rains in the past four days. Loss caused by rainfall was being estimated.

Regional Meteorological Department announced heavy rains in Sagar divisions in the next 24 hours. The district administrations has been alerted in this regard. Showers were also predicted in Rewa and Jabalpur divisions.

Heavy rains continued in other parts of the state. Showers lashed at some places in the state capital for about half-an-hour during afternoon. Monsoon remained active in Jabalpur and Rewa divisions overnight.

Precipitation figures were Jabalpur (3 cm), Narsinghpur (3), Sidhi (1), Satna (1) and Naugaon (1).

A UNI report from Damoh said, more than half of average rainfall was recorded in the past four days. Rain played havoc mostly in Hata tahsil headquarters, while relief measures were being carried out with the help of army in more than dozen-affected villages.

Sagar Divisional Commissioner L S Baghel and Collector R A Khandelwal visited flood-affected areas. Mr Baghel said three separate survey teams had been constituted to assess loss.

UNI Team-PS SW NS1918

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