Jharkhand witnesses intermittent rainfall due to cyclonic effect
Cyclone Yaas has been progressing in northwards directions towards neighbouring state Bihar. It has further weakened after entering the plains of Jharkhand and Bihar and is currently measured at a speed of 8-9 km per hour.
Although the cyclone is no longer a severe storm and has gradually weakened into a depression, all districts of Jharkhand have been affected and are witnessing intermittent rainfall due to the cyclonic effect.
Squally and gusty winds at a speed of 10-20 km per hour can be felt in the south-western parts of the state leaving an impact of the Cyclone in Jharkhand.
Water level in Kharkhai river is still crossing above the danger mark, and Rajnagar block in Saraikela Kharsawan district has been totally cut-off from the rest of the district.
Weather department has issued Orange and Yellow warning for north western and central parts of Jharkhand and predicted heavy to moderate rainfall over the next day.
A bridge over Kanchi river in Bundu block of Ranchi district has been broken due to the cyclonic effect. Latehar, Lohardaga, Koderma, Garhwa and Palamu districts are witnessing continuous rainfall while the district administration is on mode.
East Singhbhum district administration has been continuously giving s to people living near the bottom of river banks to immediately shift to district administration’s shelter camp due to rise in water level of most of the rivers flowing through the district.