Incessant rains have precipitated main rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts in the Konkan area of Maharashtra to stream above the hazard mark. The authorities equipment is in the method of shifting quite a lot of affected individuals 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 pink alert has been issued for the identical.
Thackeray on Thursday took a evaluation of the state of affairs 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. Also, two extra groups of NDRF have been mobilised for rescue operations. One group can be deployed in Khed, Ratnagiri and one other in Mahad, Raigad from Pune.
Meanwhile, a 54-year-old girl has died on account of drowning in a waterlogged road in Ratnagiri. The physique has been despatched to postmortem.
Major rivers in Ratnagiri district, together with Jagbudi, Vashishti, Kodavali, Shastri, Bav are flowing above the hazard degree. As a outcome, Khed, Chiplun, Lanja, Rajapur, Sangameshwar cities and close by areas have been affected and residents are being shifted to safer locations, it mentioned.
Similarly, in neighboring Raigad district, rivers together with Kundalika, Amba, Savitri, Patalganga, Gadhi, Ulhas rivers are flowing above hazard degree, the CMO mentioned in the assertion.
During the evaluation assembly, Thackeray mentioned the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an alert of heavy rainfall in this area for the subsequent three days.
Thackeray requested the authorities to stay alert and maintain monitoring the degrees of overflowing rivers and evacuate residents to safer locations. He additionally urged the native residents to take all obligatory precautions. The chief minister additionally took inventory of the overflowing rivers in each districts.
Meanwhile, the CMO mentioned that Mahabaleshwar, a preferred hill station in Satara district, has acquired 480 mm rainfall in 24 hours, on account of which the water degree of Savitri and different rivers was rising.
Earlier in the day, prepare companies on the Konkan Railway route in Ratnagiri district have been suspended after a river overflowed following heavy rains in the realm, an official mentioned.