Maharashtra rains: Purple alert issued in Konkan area; NDRF, Navy mobilised for rescue operations

Maha rains, Konkan floods

2021-07-22 17:27:45

Maha rains, Konkan floods
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Persons are being shifted in Maharashtra as main rivers Ratnagiri, Raigad circulate above the hazard mark in Maharashtra. (IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION)

Incessant rains have triggered main rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts within the Konkan area of Maharashtra to circulate above the hazard mark.  The federal government equipment is within the strategy of shifting quite a few affected folks to safer locations, the authorities mentioned on Thursday.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has instructed officers to be on excessive alert as MET division has predicted very heavy rains for the subsequent 3 days in Konkan area. A crimson alert has been issued for a similar.

Thackeray on Thursday took a overview of the scenario arising out of the continual downpour in these two coastal districts, the chief minister’s workplace (CMO) mentioned.

The Indian Navy has additionally joined rescue operations in Ratnagiri, Chiplun, and different areas of Konkan. Additionally, two extra groups of NDRF have been mobilised for rescue operations. One crew shall be deployed in Khed, Ratnagiri and one other in Mahad, Raigad from Pune.

In the meantime, a 54-year-old lady has died resulting from drowning in a waterlogged avenue in Ratnagiri. The physique has been despatched to postmortem. 

Main rivers in Ratnagiri district, together with Jagbudi, Vashishti, Kodavali, Shastri, Bav are flowing above the hazard degree. In consequence, Khed, Chiplun, Lanja, Rajapur, Sangameshwar cities and close by areas have been affected and residents are being shifted to safer locations, it mentioned.

Equally, in neighboring Raigad district, rivers together with Kundalika, Amba, Savitri, Patalganga, Gadhi, Ulhas rivers are flowing above hazard degree, the CMO mentioned within the assertion. 

Additionally Learn: IMD points crimson rain alert for five Maharashtra districts, ‘orange’ warning for Mumbai

Throughout the overview assembly, Thackeray mentioned the India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued an alert of heavy rainfall on this area for the subsequent three days.

Thackeray requested the authorities to stay alert and preserve monitoring the degrees of overflowing rivers and evacuate residents to safer locations. He additionally urged the native residents to take all crucial precautions. The chief minister additionally took inventory of the overflowing rivers in each districts.

In the meantime, the CMO mentioned that Mahabaleshwar, a preferred hill station in Satara district, has obtained 480 mm rainfall in 24 hours, resulting from which the water degree of Savitri and different rivers was rising.

Earlier within the day, prepare providers on the Konkan Railway route in Ratnagiri district had been suspended after a river overflowed following heavy rains within the space, an official mentioned. 

Additionally Learn: Maharashtra: Heavy rains for subsequent 3 days in Konkan area, crimson alert issued

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