Flood like situation in Southern Jharkhand has improved with water levels in rivers in worst hit West Singhbhum and Simdega districts receding on Monday and relief and rescue operations going on in full swing. On Sunday, heavy rains lashed Ranchi and Kolhan divisions causing flood like situations in low lying areas disrupting normal life. However, on Monday there was light and moderate rainfall the fllod like situations in low lying areas improved as water started receding in these areas.
The Chakradharpur sub-division of West Singhbhum district was worst affected as water gushed in hundred of houses in Bandhgaon and Sonua areas of the district. Due to sudden flow of water in Sanjay River, villagers near Logi Pauri Mandir were trapped. However, by Monday most of the trapped persons were rescued.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team commander Inspector Saroj Kumar said, “Around 60 people were trapped in the village on the banks of river Sanjay due to incessant rainfall. The NDRF personnel rescued these villagers trapped. On Monday the rescue operation was completed and the NDRF teams asked to return to headquarter.”
The NDRF inspector said that the NDRF teams have been asked to remain alert as in next three to four days the state is going to witness heavy to moderate rainfall. According to NDRF, Chakradharpur sub-division of West Singhbhum district was worst affected as a portion of eight year old bridge washed away due to increase in water level in river Sanjay.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, West Singhbhum Chaibasa, Indu Gupta said, “The flood situation in West Singhbhum district has improved. In low lying areas there is water logging problem in Chaibasa area but it will improve in days to come.”
The flood situation in Jamshedpur city of East Singhbhum district also improved on Monday. Jamshedpur on Saturday/Sunday recorded season’s highest 140 mm rainfall with several low-lying localities such as Sonari, Kadma, Mango, Jugasalai and Bagbera suffering inundation like situation was drian water gushed into localities.
East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner, Ravi Shankar Shukla said, “The flood situation in East Singhbhum district particularly in Jamshedpur city improved today as water level receding in river.
However, in low lying areas there is problem of water logging. The district administration team is working to drain water from low lying areas.” However, Shukla claimed that the situation in these areas is by and large under control.
An intensified depression following a low pressure system in Bay of Bengal caused the rainfall in Jharkhand, the system moving towards westwards by Sunday afternoon.