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Jamshedpur records 60 MM rainfall, deficit comes down from 42 per cent to 38 per cent

Jamshedpur: The city and other parts received substantial rainfall today, raising hopes for bountiful monsoon as predicted by the weathermen.

Several places mostly southern Jharkhand including Jamshedpur witnessed heavy rains during the last 24 hours due to the impact of a depression over Bay of Bengal Chaibasa recorded 70mm while Jamshedpur around 60 mm. Heavy rain to continue in next 24 hours.

The showers show brought the monsoon deficit by several notches. Against a normal of 437.3mm, Jharkhand has so far received 273.2 mm, bringing down the deficit from 42per cent to a 38 per cent in 72-hours. The deficit, noted a Met analyst, was expected to come down further in the next 24- hours.

According to Meteorological office in Sonari, the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is bringing good rainfall in the region and the situation is likely to remain the same in next 24 hours. The city today recorded 60 MM rainfall.Traffic was disrupted as major main roads in the city were inundated. Commuters had a tough time wading through knee-deep water, at some places, to reach their destinations. There is also a fear of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.


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.
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.

“Irregular 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
Meanwhile resident of Jugsalai complained of water clogging and heap of garbage spread in several nooks and corners of the areas.

It may be mentioned that heavy rains in 2008 had brought life to a standstill. Normal life was thrown out of gear with over 10,000 people becoming homeless. Over 2,000 farm animals were washed away in the floodwater.

However despite claims from the district administration, the situation in the city may get worse if steps are not taken to remove water clogging in several areas and take other preventive measures.

“Though irregular 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 any flood like situation,” said an officer of Mango Notified Area Committee.

He added that it is not about first rain or last rain. It is the amount of rainfall and timing of high tide. If there is a huge amount of rainfall coinciding with the high tide, it is beyond human control.

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