Officials issue heavy rainfall alert in 8 states: Check details
- Schools and colleges will remain shut in Palghar, Pune city today
- Due to heavy downpour 30 reservoirs in Gujarat have crossed the 70 per cent capacity mark
- An orange alert has been given to 25 districts of Madhya Pradesh
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted heavy rainfall in eight states along the West Coast, Central and Peninsular India. The flood situation is expected to worsen in Maharashtra. Schools and colleges will remain shut in Palghar, Pune city and neighbouring Chinchwad today due to heavy rain forecast.
Here is a look at the eight states that is under heavy rainfall alert
The state of Maharashtra is receiving heavy rainfall from a few days back. An alert for rainfall was issued by the Metrological Department of the state for July 14. Amid heavy downpour, authorities have declared a holiday for all schools in Pune city and the neighboring Pimpri Chinchwad on Thursday. There have also been reports of casualties due to this downpour. A man and his daughter died in a landslide in Vasai city of Palghar district yesterday. Besides, four persons were swept away by floodwaters in Gondia district.
Gujrat is the state which has also received a red alert by the Metrological department. They have predicted heavy rainfall in Saurashtra and south Gujarat districts till Thursday. Rajkot, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Bharuch, Kutch and Navsari are among the areas that have been receiving heavy rainfall from the last few days. Due to this heavy downpour at least 30 reservoirs in Gujarat have crossed the 70 per cent capacity mark.
A warning has also been issued in the state of Madhya Pradesh for the next 24 hours. An orange alert has been given to 25 districts of MP including 11 in Bhopal and Ujjain divisions. Betul and Harda are the worst affected districts in the state because of the deluge
A red alert has been issued In Telangana, at Kaddem project in Nirmal district as Godavari River crossed the flood level mark. Residents of the nearby villages have already been evacuated. The water outflow in Godavari stands at 3 lakh cusecs as against an inflow of 5 lakh cusecs.
There is also a yellow warning in Hyderabad which is receiving light to moderate rains. Schools will remain shut for the rest of the week in the state.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in nine southern districts of Odisha. The coastal districts have already started receiving heavy rainfall and a landslide also has been reported in Gajapati district.
Several parts of coastal Karnataka and Malnad are facing a flood-like situation. Heritage sites of Hampi are under a risk of getting inundated with the Tungabhadra dam almost reaching its capacity.
Various areas of Tamil Nadu have also received heavy rainfall alerts. The Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, Valparai hill town in Coimbatore have announced holiday due to heavy thunderstorm. A flood alert has also been issued in Hogenakkal in Dharmapuri district for the fifth day.