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Incessant Rains Trigger Flood-Like Situation In Gujarat, NDRF Rescues 200 Stranded People

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| July 22 , 2017 , 17:33 IST

Rains have hit hard in southwest Indian as monsoon pours heavy water in Gujarat triggering a flood-like situation. Amreli, Valsad, and Kandla have been the worst hit districts in the state as heavy rain continues for over 24 hours.

The Heavy rain has led to the deaths of two people as flood stretches out to several parts of the state.

While over 200 people stranded in floods have been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force and other agencies, the state administration has shifted more than 6000 residents of low lying areas.

Talking to the news outlet ‘The Hindu’, Gujarat Principal Secretary (revenue) has said, “Extremely heavy rains in Saurashtra region since last 24 hours. All rivers in the region are swelling, necessitating rescue works.”

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Skymet Weather has evaluates the cause of the heavy rain to be a low-pressure area over South Gujarat. This low-pressure caused the rain in these districts of Gujarat. However, this low-pressure area is moving towards the northern region approaching Kutch and adjoining regions.

The districts of Amreli, Vadodara, and Veraval have witnessed record three-digit rains of 177 mm, 141.8 mm and 121.2 mm respectively. The continuous rains alarms severe flood conditions in the area.

Other districts such as Rajkot, Surat, and Ahmedabad have also witnessed record rain of 67mm, 29mm, and 18.6mm respectively.

As monsoon moves over to the north, northern districts of the state such as Idar, Deesa should get ready to witness heavy rain for the next 24 hours. While other districts are also expected to have moderate rain, heavy rain such as in the southern districts can cause flood like situation.

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Gujrat floods are posing grim situation, while some rivers appear to be overflowing. The State Govt is taking care of the situation , still the flood fury is aggressive. This Vedic astrology writer had , however , sought to alert against massive floods and connected serious problems in Gujrat through article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. The alert had indicated that near and during August-September in 2017 , Gujrat could be visited by massive floods and devastation with connected off shoots of health hazards , epidemics , damage to plants, crops including food crops, calling upon more care and appropriate strategy. Going by news reports as on 22 July 2017 , it can be said that the alert has been meaningful.