Widespread rains lash Gujarat, extra doubtless; 13 NDRF groups deployed

Ahmedabad, August 14

Thirteen groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed throughout Gujarat as widespread rainfall inundated a number of elements of the state on Friday and the showers are prone to proceed for the following few days as per the regional climate forecasting centre.

At least 225 roads, together with 12 state highways, have been closed following a heavy spell of rains in lots of elements of the state within the final two days, the Gujarat authorities mentioned in a press release on Friday.

“We have deployed 13 NDRF teams across the state in view of the heavy rainfall forecast. District administrations are ready to tackle any situation,” Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) Pankaj Kumar mentioned.

On Thursday evening, the NDRF and Morbi district administration rescued six villagers, who have been caught in a causeway on a seasonal river close to Amran village within the district, Kumar mentioned.

Several rivers throughout the state are swelling as a result of influx of water.

Many residential areas of Surat metropolis and adjoining areas have been flooded following a heavy spell of rain since morning.

As many as 100 folks stranded in low-lying areas similar to Parvat Patiya and Puna Gam of Surat metropolis have been shifted to safer locations on Friday, an official mentioned.

According to the federal government launch, seven talukas of Surat district obtained highest rainfall within the state between 6 am and a pair of pm.

Mangrol tehsil of Surat district obtained the best rainfall of 188 mm between 6 am and a pair of pm, adopted by Kamrej at 126 mm, Umerpada at 117 mm, Surat metropolis at 105 mm, Olpad at 98 mm, Mandvi at 96 mm and Bardoli at 67 mm.

Heavy rains additionally lashed different elements of the state, together with Gir-Somnath, Junagadh and Jamnagar districts of Saurashtra; Bharuch, Narmada and Tapi of south Gujarat and Botad, Chhotaudepur and Vadodara of central Gujarat.

“Gujarat has already received 70 per cent of its total rainfall as on today. It was 40 per cent a week back. Thanks to the low-pressure system, Gujarat has received widespread rainfall in the last 24 hours,” mentioned Jayanta Sarkar, director of state meteorological centre.

“Widespread rains are expected to continue in the next five days, with heavy showers in several parts of the state on Friday and Saturday,” he mentioned, including that fishermen have been warned to not enterprise into the ocean as a result of tough circumstances. PTI

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