Mumbai, July 19: The rains in India continue to lash many states and have caused floods in the states of Gujarat, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Assam, and Andhra Pradesh. The death toll in Gujarat jumped to 14 on Tuesday due to flooding in several parts of the state. The Skymet Weather forecast has predicted that monsoon is likely to remain vigorous in Gujarat for the next few days. It has predicted another spell of torrential rains in Odisha, Konkan and Vidarbha in Maharashtra during the next few days. The incessant rainfall in Surat, Valsad and Navsari region led to major flooding that disrupted normal life in these regions.
The heavy floods in Kandla region in Gujarat have worsened the situation. The train services in Gujarat have been affected due to heavy downpour in the state. As reported by ANI, the incessant rainfall inundated Chattisgarh’s Jagdalpur region. The situation is such that water entered the premises of many houses and residential areas. The weather forecast has predicted very heavy rainfall in Chattisgarh in the next 24 hours.
Water enters house premises in Chattisgarh
The rainfall in Odisha is non-stop and as per ANI report, Rayagada’s K.Singhpur and Seskhal area are heavily flooded. Due to heavy flooding, people have had to leave their houses. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been deployed for rescue and relief operations amid the floods in Odisha in these regions. People in the flooded regions of Rayagada have been given food that was air-dropped by the Indian Air Force via helicopters.
Floods in Odisha
Floods in Rayagada
Due to heavy rains and floods, four more people in Assam lost their lives on Tuesday bringing the death toll in the state to 69. The ASDMA report mentioned that the worst hit district in Assam was South Salmara where 1,25,040 people have been affected, while in Morigaon district nearly one lakh people were facing the flood fury. Apart from the heavy rains, another threat to Assam is River Brahmaputra that has been flowing above the danger level at Dhubri, Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat, River Barak at Badarpurghat in Karimganj, and Kushiara river at Karimganj. The increase in water level in these rivers is a threat to people living in the nearby areas.
In Himachal Pradesh, the heavy rainfalls led to a landslide in Chirgaon area of Rohru in Shimla district. The landslide destroyed a house and a 5-year-old child was buried alive under the debris and died. The link roads in Kangra district witnessed a traffic havoc due to heavy downpour in the state and more heavy rainfall has been predicted for the next few days in Himachal Pradesh.
The capital city Delhi has been receiving moderate rainfall whereas Mumbai has been receiving heavy downpour in the past few days. The weather forecast has predicted light showers in some parts of Delhi whereas the heavy rainfall is likely to subside in Mumbai after July 20.