Rains continue to lash Rajasthan, Flood situation in Barmer

Rains continued to lash parts of Rajasthan with a few areas in the Barmer district facing a flood-like situation following which the authorities have asked people to evacuate the region as a precautionary measure. Sriganganagar recorded the maximum rainfall of 50.4 mm, according to the MeT department here. Phalodi and Sawaimadhopur recorded 38 and 31 mm rainfall respectively, while Bikaner received 9.2 mm of rains. Mount Abu was drenched by 7.8 mm of rains, while Banswara and Jodhpur got 7.4 mm and 5.2 mm of rains respectively, according to the MeT. According to MeT forecast, light rains would continue in some parts of the state.
The District authorities have asked denizens to evacuate Kawas village of Barmer district following incessant rains which had flooded the village along with many other villages/hamlets in desert districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer. In the advisory issued for the public by the administration it had been stated that it was not safe to have night halt in the rain-soaked houses of old-Kawas in bordering area of Barmer which had bore brunt of flood in 2006 too. Tanuraoji village in the Sheo sub division in the district is also sub-merged into water creating flood-like situation. The people from this village also moved to safer places. The administration has started relief operations, efforts were being made to drain-out water.