IMD issues Orange alert for Indore; District admins close picnic spots for 15 days

IMD issues Orange alert for Indore; District admins close picnic spots for 15 days

In wake of heavy rainfall, coupled with lightning and thunderstorms in the upcoming days, Indore district admin banned fishing for the next 20 days

Heavy and incessant rainfall over the past two days has caused flood-like situations in Indore. Keeping this in mind, the Indore district administration issued an order warning citizens about rough weather conditions for the upcoming days. Reportedly, the order also banned visits to any picnic spots in or near Indore.

State Disaster Response Force teams will monitor weather conditions in Indore

The move by the Indore administration came after the meteorological department issued an Orange alert for Indore, Ujjain and the Narmadapuram divisions of Madhya Pradesh. Reportedly, this ban on public visits to picnic spots will remain in place for 15 days. Additionally, the order also bans the movement of fishermen on rivers and nearby ghats for the next 20 days.

Additionally, IMD also issued a yellow alert for thunderstorms with lightning strikes at isolated places in the districts of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Narmadapuram, Shahdol Rewa, Sagar, Chambal and Gwalior divisions.

Due to this, the Divisional Commissioner Pawan Sharma instructed the SDRF team to be prepared for any emergency like situation, in case it arises. Additionally, traffic police have also been ordered to prepare a diversion plan for highways and localities which are prone to water clogging.

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