- IMD has issued a red alert for heavy rain in entire Maharashtra till July 14.
- At least seven people died due to heavy rains in many parts of Gujarat
- IMD’s forecast of rain in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh has been volatile as both the states have experienced drought
India is witnessing heavy rains and floods in many states including Maharashtra and Gujarat, which are battling the effects of heavy rains. While these states have been receiving heavy rains, the Indian Meteorological Department’s forecast of rain in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh has been volatile, as both the states are witnessing dry weather. On the other hand, the weatherman has issued a red alert for heavy rains in many districts of Maharashtra and an orange alert for tomorrow in Mumbai.
Red alert issued in Maharashtra
The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday issued a red alert for heavy rain in several districts of Maharashtra till July 14. It also issued an orange alert in Mumbai for the next three days.
A red alert has been sounded in Kolhapur, Palghar, Nashik, Pune and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra. These districts are likely to receive heavy rains for the next three days.
Meanwhile, 83 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra between June 1 and July 10, the state disaster management authority said in a report on Monday.
Nashik district of northern Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 12 deaths followed by Nagpur (four). These deaths were caused by incidents like floods, lightning, landslides, felling of trees and collapse of structures.
Chandrapur, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Hingoli, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Raigad, Thane and Mumbai did not record any fatalities since the beginning of the monsoon last month, the report said.
Schools to remain closed in Gujarat
The District Collector’s office said that in view of the flood-like situation in the state, schools in Valsad district of Gujarat will remain closed. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain in Dang, Navsari, Valsad, Tapi and Surat during the next five days.
At least seven people died as heavy rains lashed several parts of south and central Gujarat districts, creating a flood-like situation in many areas, while over 9,000 people were shifted and 468 were rescued.
Many parts of south and central Gujarat districts, including Ahmedabad, received very heavy rains in the last 24 hours, resulting in a flood-like situation in various low-lying areas, from where over 6,000 people were evacuated. Due to heavy rains, 388 roads including state highways and panchayat roads were closed.
(with inputs from agencies)