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10,681 people move to safer places as floods ravage Gadchiroli | Nagpur News – Times of India

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Sironcha, where a maximum of 9,423 people and 2,424 families from 33 villages have been displaced, is the worst affected taluka in the region.

Nagpur: The flood situation in Gadchiroli worsened with heavy rains continuing to hit the remote Vidarbha district in the east on Thursday. In an unprecedented measure, authorities moved 10,681 people and 2,699 families from 46 villages to safer locations. They are being sheltered at schools and other government buildings.
Sironcha, home to a maximum of 9,423 people and 2,424 families from 33 displaced villages, was the worst affected taluka with the record-breaking Godavari River at 107.05m set in 1986. The river has already flowed. at 108.09m on Thursday. Another major river, the Pranhita, is also flowing above dangerous levels.
Gadchiroli collector Sanjay Meena said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is expected to approach Gadchiroli and will be deployed to Sironcha to deal with the situation. “We already have two teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) in the district to carry out rescue and relocation operations. The NDRF will be additional assistance,” said Meena, adding that the state is also providing additional funds needed to respond to severe flooding in the district.
At least nine villages in Sironcha taluka have been completely cut off from the rest of the district.
A Bhamragarh resident said taluka has been cut from the district since Tuesday. “Three nullahs in Kumarguda, Hemalkasa and Tadgaon have been cutting roads continuously since a week ago. With the Parlakota river level rising and water flowing over the bridge, Bhamragarh taluka has lost its connection with the rest of the district,” he said.
The district government has also sounded the alarm to residents, warning them not to stay or move near the Godavari, Pranhita, Wainganga and Indravati river basin areas. Authorities have also warned against attempting to cross Sewni nullah road, as the road between Gadchiroli and Chamorshi has been closed due to flooding. Similarly, residents have been warned not to cross the Pal river bridge as the road between Gadchiroli and Armori has been closed due to flooding.
Several roads in the district were flooded. The access road between Aheri and Bhamragarh has been closed. Although the Alapalli-Bhamragarh road was opened earlier in the day, the Dewalmari to Aheri road was still closed to any activity. Roads from Alapalli to Ashti, Mool to Chamorshi, Korchi to Bhimpur, and Chamorshi to Gadchiroli were also closed due to flooding.
The district government announced that the village of Bodhankheda in Dhanora taluka, north of Gadchiroli has turned into an island surrounded by water from all sides.
With the meteorological department forecasting heavy rain and thunderstorms in some places, the district government is sending extra rations to some villages that may be cut off by the floods.
‘Don’t click on selfies’
Among other warnings, the county government has warned residents not to click selfies near flooded rivers or bridges. With strong currents known to develop in running water, the toll office has also issued a warning about not clicking selfies in their audio messages.
CM orders immediate relief
Minister Eknath Shinde raised the issue of devastating flooding in Gadchiroli during a cabinet meeting on Thursday. He issued directives to ensure additional rescue teams of NDRF and SDRF teams were sent to the remote county. He also urged the government to make adequate arrangements for the displaced families and people. Shinde has also urged the authorities to make adequate arrangements to control the excess water flowing out of the Goshikhurd project.

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