Jamshedpur, May 26: Cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ that hit Odisha coast brought heavy rainfall in the city on Wednesday affecting normal life. The city recorded more than 50 MM of rainfall.
Heavy rains coupled with thunderstorms that hit the city on Tuesday night itself disrupted the town with trees fallen all around, power cuts, roads littered with leaves, branches, drain choked and overflow. 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.
As the intensity of the rain increased, DC Suraj Kumar and SSP M Tamil Vanan rushed to the low-lying areas to monitor the arrangements of shelter houses.
Meanwhile, an official of Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) said that uprooting of poles and damage to feeders at Mango and Jugsalai led to power supply being paralysed completely in their areas.
The areas in city and its outskirts which witnessed a blackout after the rains include, Mango, Jugsalai, Bagbera, Kitadih, Parsudih, Karandih, Sundernagar, Birsanagar, Bagunhatu, Shastrinagar, Jugsalai, parts of Sonari and Kadma, Bagbera, Jugsalai, Manifit, Chhota Govindpur and Ghorabandha affecting nearly seven lakh residents.
Trees were uprooted on roads in several city landmarks including Jubilee Park, the road leading towards Kadma Farm Area (adjacent to Beldih Golf Ground), the road leading toward Sai Temple in Circuit House Area. Four shops were also damaged after a tree got uprooted near Karim City College at Sakchi.
According to information, areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been the worst hit. Water clogging in these areas has made it 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.