Gujarat rains: Downpour in Rajkot, Amreli , Porbandar districts

2 months ago Rashi Bareja 0

 

Heavy Rains lash Gujarat: Rajkot, Amreli and Porbandar flooded

Gujarat received heavy rains of upto 72 mm over the past week, and some districts including Rajkot, Amreli, and districts of Porbandar experienced flooding and human casualities.

Villagers trying to cross the flooded Sukh-Bhadar near Nana Matra village in Rajkot
Villagers trying to cross the flooded Sukh-Bhadar near Nana Matra village in Rajkot (Picture by Gopal Kateshiya)

The Sukh Bhadar river in the city of Rajkot flooded her banks and several cities and small towns experienced water clogging. Water levels in Aji-dam have also increased simultaneously.
The districts of Dhoraji and Upleta have received the heaviest rainfall of all regions in Gujarat, 61mm, and 72mm respectively.

Gujarat rains till two more days
Prediction says there will be heavy rain over next two days (Photo: PTI)

 

Besides Amreli, villages such as Medaka and Savarkundla also have been flooding because of an embankment which got replete of water in rivers of Survo and Chhel.

It has been reported that because of the flood some of the crops such as cotton and groundnut were also affected. Some of the regions in taluks such as Savarkundla, Khambha, and Rajula also experienced heavy rainfall of about 40mm.

 

The weather forecast has reported that the rain will not cease until  first week of September because of the depression that has been spread over the state. In Junagadh, the rain has decreased and the flood has receded.

On Tuesday, some parts of the southern districts experienced very heavy rainfall.  The Junagadh district received the maximum rainfall with the intensity of 76.2mm.  Maliya Milana and Vadodara are the places which experienced rainfall over the intensity of 50.8mm.  Among the top 10 places to receive the highest rainfall are Quant, Vaso, Anand and Chhota Udaipur

The weather forecast has reported that the rain will not cease until  first week of September because of the depression that has been spread over the state. In Junagadh, the rain has decreased and the flood has receded.

Gujarat has already been prone to floods like this from the past year. This will be the second time the place will experience the same kind of devastation.