Flood-like situation in Rewa, schools shut for 2 days

BHOPAL: Incessant rains have thrown life out of gear in Rewa district leading to flood-like situation in the entire area. The district administration has declared holiday for schools till July 13 and has set up 15 camps all across the districts. The local administration has also sought the help of state disaster relief force whose teams likely to arrive late in the night on Wednesday.
The entire Rewa city has been inundated with water entering some houses in Vibhishan Nagar, Dwarika Nagar, Nipania and other localities. “We are prepared to face the situation and are keeping a close vigil . We have already set up camps so that in case of any emergency people could be evacuated to those camps. Due to flood-like situation, holiday has been declared in schools on July 12 and July 13,” Rewa collector Priti Maithil told TOI. She added, “Though there is some letup in the rains, we are fully prepared. The team of state disaster relief force is likely to arrive at the earliest. Water level in local rivers is rising fast, while in some areas rivers are overflowing leading to road blocks. Rescue teams have been sent there.”
Sources said that the situation in Rewa deteriorated because sluice gates of Baika barrage were opened. The local administration has issued alert in the low lying areas along the banks of Tamas river.
Rains also disrupted normal life in Satna district, especially in villages of the Amarpatan tehsil. “The situation is under control in Satna and we are prepared for any eventuality. We have adequate resources and are keeping a close watch on the situation. Waterlogging has been reported from some villages of Amarpatan tehsil and teams have been sent there,” Satna collector Naresh Pal told TOI. Sources said that waterlogging has been reported from several low lying areas of the city. The conditions is really bad in Maihar town, with major part of the city under water.

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