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Heavy rains are occurring in many states of the country including Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. In some areas of Gujarat, there is a flood of water on the roads. Houses and shops, railway tracks have all been submerged. On the other hand, many roads and highways have been closed due to landslides in Uttarakhand. At the same time, rain alert has been issued again today in many big districts including Palghar and Pune of Maharashtra.
A house collapsed due to heavy rains in Sarangpur area of Ahmedabad. It is not yet known how much damage has been caused in this accident.
Situation worsens in 4 districts of Gujarat
In Gujarat’s Jamnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot and Junagadh districts, there is a flood situation due to rain. Big dams like Hasnapur, Anandapur, Willingdon, Ojat, Vrajmi, Dhrafad of Junagadh are overflowing. Due to release of water from these dams, the national highway was submerged. Along with this, flood situation has also arisen in many villages. Many villages have been cut off. All national and state highways connecting Junagadh, Porbandar and Gir Somnath have been closed due to water logging on the roads. Girnar ropeway has also been closed for the time being due to heavy rains.
Several houses have been submerged in water in Junagadh. NDRF team is engaged to evacuate the people.
Record rain in Gujarat in September
The Saurashtra region usually receives very little rain, but this time it has received record breaking rains in the month of September. For this reason, the havoc of floods is being seen here. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), Gujarat has received almost 4 times the rainfall in the first 15 days of September as compared to August. Gujarat had received 65.3 mm of rain last month, while 219.2 mm of rain has been recorded in September so far.
Disaster relief team rescuing people trapped in floods in Rajkot. The photo is from Tuesday.
Maharashtra: Flood havoc in Palghar
In Maharashtra’s Palghar district, heavy rains and flood waters in Palghar district for the past two days have inundated the Masavan pumping station and Dhuktan filter plant, which supplies water to Vasai-Virar and submerged both the plants. There is also frequent power failure, so there is a possibility of affecting the supply of drinking water. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in Palghar, Pune, Aurangabad and Thane districts. Apart from these, light to moderate rain may occur in some districts of Vidarbha.
heavy rain in uttarakhand
Heavy rain continues in most areas of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Chamoli’s Pagal Nala is in spate once again. At the same time, Badrinath National Highway-58 has been closed due to landslides. Landslides are happening everywhere from Kedarnath Highway to Badrinath Highway. Apart from this, roads in rural areas of Rudraprayag have also been broken due to rain and landslides, while roads are jammed in many places.
People try to pull over a car that fell after a landslide in Shimla.
A large part of the mountain was broken in Himachal’s Kinnaur
National Highway has been closed after a landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur. The movement of trains has also been stopped for Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti. Many roads had to be closed due to debris on the roads.
Landslides are taking place in Himachal Pradesh due to rain, due to which many roads have been closed.
Heavy rain alert in Delhi too
Light to moderate rain may start again in Delhi from Wednesday night. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert of moderate rain in the city on Thursday. Heavy rain may also occur at some places. Orange alert is issued as a warning of very bad weather. The Meteorological Department has expressed apprehension that due to the rain, there is a possibility of drowning of roads and water logging.
Record rain in Delhi after 46 years
Delhi has received 1,146.4 mm of rain this time of monsoon, which is the highest in 46 years and almost double than last year’s rainfall. The Safdarjung Observatory reported that in 1975 there was 1,150 mm of rain in the monsoon. Generally, 653.6 mm of rain is recorded in Delhi during monsoon.