Gujarat hit hard by heavy rains, more than 3,000 people are evacuated. Telangana is on alert


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The monsoon is wrecking havoc from the Uttarakhand hills to the southern states of Telangana. There are heavy downpours in several states, including Gujarat and Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Karnataka.

India Meteorological Department (IMD), citing the likelihood of more rain in the coming days has issued rain alerts for many cities. Red alerts were issued for parts in Telangana and Maharashtra. An orange alert was issued to several districts in Kerala.

As a result of the torrential rains, more than 3,000 people have been moved to safer places in Gujarat. The situation has been monitored by authorities who will carry out rescue operations whenever necessary.


Many parts of south Gujarat were hit hard by heavy rains, which led to an increase in the water level in some rivers and inundation in low-lying areas. In Gujarat, 3,250 people were evacuated, with 400 being in Chhotaudaipur and 550 in Navsari. Chief Minister Bhupendra Palel has asked district collectors to prepare for more people.

Some low-lying areas in Valsad were affected by flooding due to an increase in Orsang’s river level. Authorities in the Navsari District were also on alert because the Kaveri- and Ambika rivers were exceeding the danger zone.

On Sunday, the India Meteorological Department predicted that there would be heavy to very heavy rains with isolated heavy showers in south Gujarat’s districts Dang, Navsari, and Valsad over the next five days. Many other areas in south Gujarat, Saurashtra and Maharashtra are likely to see heavy to very heavy rains during this period.

Currently, there are 13 National Disaster Response Force team (NDRF), 16 State Disaster Response Force units (SDRF), deployed in the state. One platoon from the SDRF left Vadodra to Chhotaudaipur in support of relief and rescue operations.

Heavy downpours are possible in the Saurashtra, south Gujarat and Maharashtra regions. The government has advised fishermen not to go into the ocean.


As many areas are inundated, the Dakshina Kannada area is feeling the brunt. On Sunday, the water level in Nethravati River in Bantwal Taluk rose to danger levels of 8.5 metres.

The deluge that has ravaged the district over the past few days has inundated all low-lying areas within the river basin of Bantwal.


Flash floods caused the temporary suspension of pilgrimage to Amarnath after a large cloudburst struck the shrine. Nearly 100 people were injured and 16 people died. The search continues for the 40 people who are still missing.

Monday saw the Yatra resumed as the Indian Army continued its search to find the missing. New rainfall was seen this morning near the Amarnath Cave.


All four state sub-divisions have reported normal or excess rainfall, thanks to good rains and an active monsoon in Maharashtra. Maharashtra now has excess rainfall, reducing its deficit.

The State Disaster Management Department reported that nine people were killed in Maharashtra by incessant rainfall over the last 24 hours.

For the next three days, the India Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert in Mumbai.


Heavy rains swept through Kerala on Sunday, and the India Meteorological Department issued an orange alert in four districts, Kozhikode Wayanad Kannur, Kasaragod, and Kannur. The IMD also issued a yellow alert to all districts remaining except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kollam.


Due to heavy rains, three days of vacation were given to educational institutions starting July 11.

K Chandrashekhar Rao (Telangana Chief Minister) asked Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to inform all departments that safety measures were being taken in light of heavy rains. Maharashtra, Telangana, and Maharashtra are on red alert depuis samedi. Rao reviewed the situation and met with officials via video conference on Sunday. Rao also advised people not to take chances or go outside in heavy downpours, unless it was absolutely necessary.


The India Meteorological Department predicts that there will be an intense wet spell over Telangana, Vidarbha, and adjacent areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh on July 11.

A new, intense rain spell is expected to hit Gujarat, Konkan and Goa as well as central Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka starting July 12.

(With inputs from Saurabh Vaktania PTI and ANI



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