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Weather Forecast Today: Heavy Humidity in Northern Sates; Flood Like Situation in MP; 45000 Evacuated

Heavy rainfall along with thunderstorm is expected in Maharashtra from September 18 evening, says the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) report. Various parts of the north Indian states have been recording high levels of humidity since the past few days, which is considered to be not a usual phenomenon in the month of September. Due to the low-pressure area, coupled with temperatures generates a high amount of moisture which leads to the high rise in the humidity. North Indian states including the National Capital, Delhi will continue to experience high levels of humidity up till this week. 

The weather department said that the country has so far received four percent more rains than normal. As per the report, the withdrawal of monsoon from parts of west Rajasthan begins from September 1. By September 15, the monsoon withdraws from some more parts of Rajasthan, the areas of Kutch in Gujarat and parts of Punjab. 

Meanwhile, incessant rainfall in several parts of Madhya Pradesh has created a flood-like situation in neighboring Kota district of Rajasthan as the majority of dams are on the edge of overflowing. The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the prevailing flood situation on Sunday in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and directed that immediate assistance be provided to meet the crisis. 

Around 45,000 people have been shifted to safer places, nearly 20,000 of them in the last 24 hours in Mandsaur and Neemuch districts, as Madhya Pradesh, especially districts in western and central areas, continued to suffer from heavy rainfall. 

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams had been summoned in the district to help the affected people. The team provided basic amenities to the affected people. Several people were also evacuated and taken to safe places.  



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