Mumbai, July 17: The continuous rainfall across the country has caused a lot of damage and loss of lives in a few states. In Assam, floods have claimed the lives of 60 people so far while the death toll continues to rise. More than 4.75 lakh people have been affected in Assam due to heavy rainfall and floods. In Gujarat, the heavy pouring lead to swollen rivers and overflowing reservoirs. Around 9 people lost their lives and 400 were rescued by the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Air Force. Rajkot is on red alert as flood threat prevails over the region. As reported by ANI, areas in Gujarat’s Kutch were flooded following heavy rainfall. The Skymet Weather Forecast has predicted moderate to heavy showers in the next 24 hours in places like Sundernagar, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Valsad, Rajkot and Bhuj.
As reported by ANI, a railway bridge was washed away in the fierce flow of Nagavali River following heavy rainfall in Odisha’s Rayagada. The bridge was washed away due to swelling of two major rivers in Rayagada district. Due to rise in the water level of Nagavalli and the Kalyani rivers, there has been extensive damage to bridges and snapped road and railway connectivity. The incessant rainfall in Odisha led to flooding in Kalahandi district, reports ANI. (ALSO READ: Mumbai Monsoon: Three Days On, Heavy Rains Continue to Lash City, More Showers Likely For Next 48 Hours)
Due to continuous rainfall, the water level of Sarayu river in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is also on the rise. The rise in the water level could pose a threat to the people living in a nearby ‘ashram’. They are looking for safer accommodation, reported ANI.
The Skymet Weather Forecast has predicted moderate rains at many places over states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. However, there won’t be good rains in Punjab and North Haryana. Rainfall has also been predicted over Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura while over few places of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The weather forecast mentions that coastal parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Karnataka and Kerala will receive moderate showers along with few heavy spells.