Rain lashes Konkan strip along with Mumbai

Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed the Konkan region along with Mumbai, for the second successive day. All the low-lying areas in Mumbai were waterlogged and residents of Kranti Nagar in Kurla had to be moved to a safer location, in view of the rising water level in Mithi river. Whereas, four people were washed away in the Wardha district, on Friday. The weather bureau has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for the next two days.   

Since Friday, Mumbai and the surrounding districts are being lashed by incessant rains. The weather bureau had predicted incessant rain in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts even on Saturday. Proving the weather bureau right, the rain lashed the Konkan coastline. Along with Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, the Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts also experienced heavy rains. Low-lying areas in Mumbai and Thane were waterlogged. Although the traffic was minimal due to lockdown, traffic jams were seen at many locations due to rains. Many trees were uprooted in the city.  

Janavali and Gadnadi rivers in Kankavali have been flooded because of heavy rains. The Bhangsal river on the Mumbai-Goa highway also has been flooded. At the same time, communication with 27 villages was lost because of waterlogging. Life has been disrupted in almost all the districts in Konkan because of rains. Heavy rains in Malwan have created a flood-like situation on the Khot Juva island. Along with this, a warning has been issued to villages near the coast of Vashishthi river in Chiplun, in view of the increasing water levels.   

Along with Konkan, many districts in Vidarbha had heavy rains. Wardha district was lashed by rains and may rivers have flooded. Some labourers along with the bullock cart, they were travelling in, was washed away in flood. Four people were killed in the mishap. Chandrapur district also had heavy rains. The river levels in northern Maharashtra also are rising. Rivers in Nashik also are rising. Dhule and Jalgaon districts also witnessed heavy rains. Six doors of the Hatnur Dam, in the Jalgaon district of Khandesh, had to be opened as the levels of Tapi and Poorna rivers are rising.   

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