Torrential rains lashed parts of the Navsari district in Gujarat on Wednesday, leading to flooding and waterlogging in several areas.
Due to incessant rainfall, the Poorna, Ambika and Kaveri rivers were flowing above the danger mark.
The Gujarat government declared that all schools and colleges will remain closed in Navsari on July 14 in the wake of heavy rainfall and a flood-like situation.
Meanwhile, several villages in the district were inundated and the Surat highway connecting Navsari was closed for vehicular movement.
Low-lying areas of Navsari and Bilimora have been reeling under the deluge while thousands of people have been rescued and shifted to safer places.
Two platoons of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations.
Gujarat | With roads & bylanes submerged and rainwater inundating residential premises alike, the flood situation in Navsari district remains grim pic.twitter.com/7rymDUoj9u
— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2022
The India Metrological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in five districts of the western state predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall. The weather department has issued a red alert for-Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Dang, Valsad and Navsari.
LANDSLIDE IN DANG
Heavy rainfall triggered a fresh landslide in the Dang district on Wednesday. The movement of vehicles was affected due to the debris on the road.;
In the last 24 hours, 213 villages out of the total 251 villages in Gujarat received heavy rainfall.
As per the data, the Navsari district received 16 inches of rainfall during this period while the Dang district received 11 inches of rain.
Furthermore, the Valsad district received heavy rainfall with Vapi receiving 10 inches of rain and Dharampur recording 14 inches of rain.