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Rain Batters Maharashtra’s Konkan, 6,000 Prepare Passengers Stranded

Maharashtra’s Chiplun witnessed extreme flooding after a river and dam overflowed

Mumbai:

Rescue operations are on in a number of districts of Maharashtra after relentless rain triggered flooding and large property harm throughout the Konkan area of the state.

Visuals of waterlogged streets, submerged automobiles and struggling individuals emerged from the state because the downpour continued. Incessant rain has ravaged the Konkan area for a number of days inflicting main rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts to overflow above the hazard ranges.

A number of long-distance trains have been stopped, cancelled or rescheduled on the Konkan Railway route. In response to rail officers, round 6,000 passengers have been stranded in trains which have been regulated at varied stations on the Konkan Railway route.

Many areas of Ratnagiri district have been severely affected with Chiplun bearing the brunt of the rain.

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Buses fully submerged in Chiplun – solely the tops are seen

Rescue operations are on in flooded Chiplun, round 240 km from Mumbai, and is probably the worst affected within the state. Stranded locals are being moved to security by the Indian Coastguard. The Mumbai-Goa Freeway has additionally been shut on account of extreme flooding within the city.

The Vashisti River in addition to a dam overflowed final night time, alarming residents as floodwater started rising quickly. In scary visuals, buses will be seen fully submerged underneath water – solely the tops are seen. The native market, bus station and railway station are all submerged in Chiplun.

The scenario is grim in Khed and Mahaad as properly the place rescue operations are on. The Jagbudi River can be flowing above the hazard mark in Khed; flood alerts have been sounded in close by areas.

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Homes submerged until the roof in Maharashtra’s Chiplun on account of floods

The Coastguard has deployed a catastrophe reduction staff in each affected area; a staff of 35 officers are concerned within the rescue ops.

The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) has deployed 9 rescue groups, together with 4 in Mumbai and one every in Thane and Palghar districts. One staff is on its option to Chiplun. Two groups have additionally been despatched to Kolhapur.

In Yavatmal, the water degree of the Sahatrakund waterfall can be on the rise after heavy rain battered the district for 3 days. Thane’s Bhiwadi additionally noticed extreme waterlogging after heavy rain over the previous couple of days.

A number of shanties in Dombivli West close to Mumbai have additionally been destroyed as a result of flooding. Locals have been seen utilizing a ship to commute from one place to a different.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) had earlier positioned Mumbai on a “yellow alert” after it predicted intense to very intense rains within the metropolis, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts on Wednesday.

A number of components of Mumbai have been waterlogged this morning as heavy rainfall continued in a single day within the metropolis.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took a overview of the scenario in Ratnagiri and Raigad – the worst affected coastal districts – the chief minister’s workplace (CMO) mentioned.

Mr Thackeray has requested the authorities to stay alert and preserve monitoring the degrees of overflowing rivers and evacuate residents to safer locations. He additionally urged the locals to take all essential precautions.

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