The IMD has expected heavy to very heavy rainfall in the eastern districts of Maharashtra in the days to come.
- IMD has issued a red alert for 5 districts of Maharashtra
- It has additionally issued an orange alert for Mumbai
- The IMD has expected heavy to very heavy rainfall in those regions
Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Kolhapur, Palghar, Nashik, Pune, and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra forecasting ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rains until July 14. The weather office has additionally issued an orange alert for Mumbai for the subsequent three days. At least 9 people have lost their lives because of incessant rainfall and its associated incidents in Maharashtra in the remaining days.
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According to the Maharashtra SDMD, a total of seventy-six people have died considering that June 1 and as many as 838 homes have been broken because of the rain-associated incidents in the state. Three individuals have been stated to be missing in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district after heavy rains and constant downpours caused an upward thrust in water levels of numerous rivers in Nashik district, while Mumbai and its adjacent areas received slight showers on Monday.
Heavy showers endured lashing Nashik district, inflicting a rise in water levels of numerous rivers and submerging many temples located at the bend of the Godavari river. The IMD has issued a ‘red’ alert for Nashik district until July 14, forecasting heavy to extraordinarily
heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours. Pune district, too, has been witnessing heavy rains for a previous couple of days.
In the Gadchiroli district in eastern Maharashtra, 3 individuals had been swept away in overflowing nullahs in the remaining 3 days and their bodies have been fished out later, stated a release issued by the District Information Office (DIO). In Gadchiroli, as many as 353 people from 129 locations affected by heavy rains had been shifted to more secure places, it stated.
In the last 24 hours, Surgana in Nashik district obtained the highest rainfall at 238.8 mm, accompanied by Peth at 187.6 mm and Trimbakeshwar at 168 mm, an official stated. Light to moderate rains additionally lashed Mumbai and its neighbouring regions on Monday, however, there has been no report of water-logging anywhere withinside the metropolis, civic officers stated.
The IMD has expected slight rainfall in the city and its suburbs over the subsequent 24 hours, with a possibility of heavy showers at isolated locations, they stated. A landslide took place on a road main to the famous Bhimashankar temple in the Pune district in the early hours of Monday following heavy rains, officers stated.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday stated a permanent plan may be drafted to make sure that villages in the Gadchiroli district do not get cut off from other regions because of rains and floods every year. Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday visited the Gadchiroli district and reviewed the rain situation. Shinde and Fadnavis inspected the Wainganga river and took stock of the flood situation.
“A permanent plan may be prepared for villages in Gadchiroli which get cut off every year because of heavy rainfall and floods,” the chief minister stated after presiding over an assessment meeting with officers.
He directed officers to put up a proposal for getting ready the plan. Shinde stated a government medical college and hospital, whose work is pending, will begin quickly in Gadchiroli. Gadchiroli is experiencing heavy rainfall for the last 3 days. A total of 313 people from eleven villages had been shifted to help centres. Communication with 128 villages in the district was lost last Saturday because of heavy rains.