Heavy rains have created havoc in Gujarat. Four hours of torrential rains in Ahmedabad on Sunday have submerged roads, neighbourhoods and underpasses. More than two thousand people have been shifted to safer places in many districts including Navsari, Valsad and Chhota Udaipur. Valsad is in the worst condition.
After three days of rain, rising water level of Auranga river submerged low-lying areas in Valsad. Here NDRF and SDRF have taken care of the rescue. Since the Cauvery and Ambika rivers are flowing above the danger mark, Navsari district officials are also on alert. Very heavy rains have occurred in Valsad and Navsari districts. Chhota Udaipur and Narmada districts also received heavy rains, causing rivers to overflow and inundate low-lying areas. Here the rescue operation is being carried out rapidly in the low-lying areas.
Three and a half inches of rain has been recorded in the city within four hours. 13 teams of NDRF and 16 teams of SDRF have been deployed in the affected areas. In south and central Gujarat, 388 roads are closed due to torrential rains. Heavy rains have affected life in six districts of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Valsad, Navsari and Dang.
Due to incessant rains, waterlogging has occurred in Ahmedabad, Paldi, Bodakdev, Osmanpura and Jodhpur. In view of the current situation, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided to keep schools and colleges closed in the city on Monday. In Chhota Udaipur, a part of a bridge has also collapsed due to incessant rains on Sunday. Rescue operations continued on Sunday in the midst of a flood-like situation and around 700 people were shifted to safer places.
Several teams of NDRF and local administration are engaged in rescue and relief work in the flood-affected areas. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains during the next five days in Dang, Navsari and Valsad districts of South Gujarat on Sunday.