India records 67% above normal rainfall; 3 dead in Maharashtra in 24 hours

As many as 83 people died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra between June 1 and July 10, the state’s disaster management authority said in a report. The report says 164 animals also perished during the same period in rain-related incidents. Several parts of the state, including Mumbai and its neighboring regions, experienced heavy rains between June 1 and July 10. Heavy rains continue to hit many parts of the state today as well. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a “red” alert for Nashik district until July 14, forecasting heavy to extremely heavy rains of more than 20cm in 24 hours. Pune and Gadchiroli districts have also witnessed torrential rains in recent days. The situation is grim in the neighboring states of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. At least 14 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and thousands were brought to safety as heavy downpours battered western and central India on Monday. Heavy downpours continue in Telangana, with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ordering ministers, MPs and officials to be on alert. As the third flood warning for Godavari River was issued in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, the chief minister also asked the state’s Transport Minister, Puvvada Ajay Kumar, to stay in the district on Tuesday as well. Heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy rains are very likely to occur in isolated places in Siddipet, Sangareddy and Medak districts from 08:30 a.m. on July 12 to 08:30 a.m. on July 13, the MeT department said.

(Edited by : Priyanka Rathi)

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