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Gujarat: Due to heavy rainfall Flood-like situation in Ahmedabad , 7 dead, schools and colleges closed

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Continues rainfall amid Flood-like situation in Ahmedabad. Low-lying areas in Ahmedabad were inundated with the rise in the water level of some rivers. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation kept schools and colleges closed in the city in view of heavy rains and waterlogging. The Meteorological Department predicted light to moderate rainfall in the entire state for the next five days.

Also Read :- Weather report update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall to continue in these states today, rain alert for Northwest in next 2-3 days

According to the report, The average rainfall recorded was 114.3 millimetres. Extremely heavy rainfall is expected in many districts of South Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch. “For next 5 days, light to moderate rainfall is expected in the entire state. Extremely heavy rainfall is expected in many districts of South Gujarat, Saurashtra & Kutch. The intensity of rainfall will reduce by July 15,” said Dr Manorama Mohanty, Director, Meteorological Department.

On Monday, Seven people died as heavy rain led to flood-like situation in many areas in Gujarat, causing a flood-like situation in many areas while over 9,000 people were relocated and 468 rescued, officials said Monday.

According to the information, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have assured Gujarat of all possible help from the Centre. Thirteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force and 16 of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are overseeing rescue operations. In south Gujarat, Dang, Navsari, Tapi, and Valsad districts were affected while the rain-hit districts in Central Gujarat are Panchmahal, Chhota Udepur, and Kheda.

Due to rainfall, Western Railway official said that The movement of four passenger trains and an express train was affected after tracks between Chandod and Ekta Nagar sections were washed away. Due to the widespread rains, 388 roads, including state highways and panchayat roads, were closed. Efforts were on to open them for the traffic.

Also Read :- IMD: Heavy downpour likely in these states for next 3 days, Rain continues to batter Delhi

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