Jamshedpur, June 27: The local meteorological centre has said that the district is expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next 72-hours due to the impact of two atmospheric circulations.
Weathermen said that an upper air cyclonic circulation was hovering over north Odisha and adjoining Jharkhand and is extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level.
” We are observing the fast changing climate. We have observed that another trough at mean sea level persists from West Rajasthan to east central Bay of Bengal across north Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand is extending upto 1.5 Km. Due to the impact of the twin systems Jharkhand is expected to get fairly widespread rain,” said Upendra Srivastava, a senior official at the Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
A bulletin issued by the IMD office in Ranchi stated that the southwest monsoon has further advanced some more parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of south Rajasthan and that the northern limit of monsoon (NLM) was passing through Chittorgarh, Guna, Satna and Patna.
The city today woke up to overcast conditions. The IMD observatory in Ranchi today recorded 26 mm of rain while steel city Jamshedpur experienced 3.5 mm of rain during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the district administration has begun taking preventive measures to contain any threat of flash flood in the city.
DC Amit Kumar has asked the officials of various departments to carry out cleanliness of various localities, culverts, drains and other parts of the city. The DC has ordered that the low-lying areas situated close to the Swarnarekha and Kharkai rivers should be earmarked so that preventive action may be taken in case of heavy rains and flooding of such areas.
ďThough the rains in the city have been normal this time but we are working on a strategy to coordinate in such a way that the there is no negative impact of rains in the city. We will also streamline the functioning of Disaster Management Cell,Ē said an official.
The East Singhbhum administration has also decided to open up a control room that will coordinate with different agencies working to check the effects of incessant rains. ď We are taking preventive measures as this time we are not going to take any chances but steps are being taken to prepare an action plan to combat flood situation. All the notified area committees will supervise the operations in their jurisdictions while the control room will keep in touch with them,Ē said a district official.
The district administration also wrote to the deputy general manager town services, Jusco, Dhananjay Mishra to be prepared for rescue with motorboats, paddleboats and rafts and directed special officers of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee, Mango Notified Area Committee, Jugsalai Municipality and Jamshedpur circle officer to coordinate among themselves on a 24-hour basis for emergency evacuations.
However this time administration is planning to take preventive measures pre-hand so that horrors of the flood are not repeated. The administration is working on plans to ensure safety and better flood management system during the monsoon season.