Jamshedpur, May 20: The city on Wednesday recorded a rainfall of 23 MM after tropical cyclone Amphan made a landfall between Digha ( West Bengal ) and Hatiya Island ( Bangladesh ) coast close to the Sunderbans.
It resulted in widespread rains over Jharkhand, especially in southern and north eastern parts.�Amphan, the second strongest storm over the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha supercyclone resulted in showers since early morning.
�It affected places like Jamshedpur ( in East Singhbhum ), �West Singhbhum, Seraikela -Kharsawan, Jamtara, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Dumka, Pakur, Godda and Sahibganj.
All these places experienced a good spell of rain accompanied with wind blowing at a speed of 30-40 Kmph gusting to 50 Kmph.
Satellite pictures revealed that the cyclonic storm ” Amphan” over southeast Bay of Bengal had intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centred over the same region , about 990 Km south of Paradip (Odisha), 1140 km southsouthwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 1260 km southsouthwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
The meteorological department had issued an alert of thunderstorm and rain in isolated pockets of the state for the next 72-hours.
“There has been no major destruction or report of casualty from any part of the state so far.
Some damages like uprooting of trees and electric poles and damage to hutments were reported,” said an official.
According to information areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been worst hit. Water clogging at these areas has made difficult for people to move.
The downpour exposed the woeful drainage system on the city roads. Choked drains resulted in water logging in different parts of the city. Motorists had to struggle to get through the water-logged roads.
Most of the roads are dotted with stalled vehicles, adding to the chaos. In some low lying areas several autos have been reported stranded in water.
�Rains have made life difficult for the residents but still there has not been much flooding even in the low-lying areas.
We are keeping a vigil look and are prepared to face situation,� said an officer of Jugsalai Municipality.