Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Aug. 20 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called an emergency meeting on Saturday to review the heavy rainfall and flood situation in the state.
Incessant rains have badly affected normal life in Vindhya and Bundelkhand regions of Madhya Pradesh. Major rivers and streams including Son, Ken and Tamas are in spate in the regions. Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Chattarpur, Panna, Katni, Damoh and some other districts are facing flood like situation.
Excessive water is being released from most of the dams in these areas. Traffic at several places has been disrupted due to flood water. The district administration has announced a holiday in schools in Sidhi, Katni and other districts. The army is assisting in relief and rescue operations in rural areas of Rewa district where several villages have been inundated.
The road connectivity has been badly disturbed in several districts as major rivers and streams are overflowing.
The Met Department has predicted heavy showers in the next 24 hours at several places in northern and western Madhya Pradesh.