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Massive flooding in Maharashtra’s Chiplun after torrential rainfall

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Heavy in a single day rain in Maharashtra’s Konkan area has led to huge flooding in Chiplun metropolis in Ratnagiri district.

Residents of Chiplun sought assist from Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Twitter, to relocate to safer locations. Some even in contrast the state of affairs to the catastrophic floods in Mumbai in 2005, in which a minimum of 450 folks had died.

Images and movies confirmed automobiles and buildings submerged in water. “Alarming water level in Chiplun,” a resident wrote on Twitter. “It has risen almost up to first floors. People stuck in their houses…Please send help.”

An official mentioned that the water stage on the Vashishti river bridge between Chiplun and Kamathe railway stations has risen above the hazard mark, reported PTI. “In view of the safety of passengers, train services in this section are suspended temporarily,” he mentioned.

Due to this, about 6,000 passengers had been stranded on the route in the Ratnagiri district, Konkan Railway officers mentioned. They mentioned that 9 trains have been regulated on the route. It implies that the trains had been both rerouted, short-terminated or cancelled.

Konkan Railway spokesperson Girish Karandikar mentioned passengers in these trains had been secure. “We have made arrangements to provide tea, snacks and water to all the stranded passengers,” Karandikar mentioned.

#WATCH | Incessant rains result in flooding in Chiplun, Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/fBNdl7XyLg

— News18 (@CNNnews18) July 22, 2021

This is #Chiplun proper now! Please ship or prepare for assist to relocate folks as early as potential @OfficeofUT @DGPMaharashtra @PMOIndia @AUThackeray @UdhavThackeray

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My father can be caught right here.. pic.twitter.com/xJ7notQ2Mg

— Kunal Pednekar (@kunalkp87) July 22, 2021

Vinayak Raut, Shiv MP representing the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency, advised The Indian Express that a minimum of 5,000 villagers should be shifted to safer areas as water has entered their properties. He demanded that the Centre ought to deploy helicopters, saying the area has grow to be inaccessible resulting from flood waters.

The National Disaster Management Force has deployed 9 groups in flood-hit elements of Maharashtra, PTI reported. One of those groups is predicted to succeed in Chiplun by Thursday afternoon. Four groups have been deployed in Mumbai, two in Kolhapur, and one every in Thane and Palghar districts.

Almost hitting the roof now. Floating fridge on the appropriate.
No signal of any assist from authorities. No boats. Number of individuals should have been trapped in decrease mendacity areas. Chiplun, proper now. @CMOMaharashtra @OfficeofUT @AUThackeray pic.twitter.com/XHMipipqpy

— Vikram Ghanekar MS MRCSEd (@vikramghanekar) July 22, 2021

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— Manoj Khandekar (@manojkhandekar) July 22, 2021

Incessant rain in Mumbai

In Mumbai, rain hampered lengthy distance and native prepare providers on Thursday, PTI reported. Since Sunday, town has been battered by rainfall.

The India Meteorological Department has issued a purple alert warning for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall. “For July 21, we had already indicated chances of very heavy rainfall with orange alert,” a meteorologist with the IMD in Mumbai advised the Hindustan Times. “This has been upgraded to red alert, indicating chances of extremely heavy rain, keeping in mind the synoptic situation.”

A purple alert is issued to ask district authorities to “take action”, an orange alert to “stay prepared”, whereas yellow alert asks them to “be aware”.

The Thane district administration mentioned that the Modak Sagar dam at Sahapur began overflowing in the early hours of Thursday, PTI reported. Two of its gates have been opened to launch the water.

Officials mentioned the rainfall report might cross the two,000 millimetres in the following 24 hours in the monetary capital. Last yr, town had recorded 1,469 mm of rain in July through the monsoon.

Meanwhile, a minimum of six residents died resulting from heavy rains in the state, reported PTI. A five-year-old lady and two others drowned after Savitri and Ulhas rivers overflowed in the Mahad city and Karjat, respectively.

Rama Thackeray (53) and Darshana Dileep Dhutkar (50) from Palghar districts additionally drowned, District Collector Dr Manik Gursal mentioned. Gursal added that 18-year-old Gautam Shirish Dhanwa died of electrical shock. In Palghar tehsil, eight homes had been partly broken and a manor bridge went underwater. Eight homes had been broken in Dahanu city.

As many as 23 homes and a college had been broken after boulders crashed in Mokhada city of the district. In Ambiste city, three homes had been broken.

In Thane metropolis, the physique of 36-year-old Jeevan Owhal, who had fallen right into a swollen stream on July 17, was discovered, an official mentioned.

#MumbaiRains | Low mendacity areas flooded after in a single day rain; Mumbai set to surpass its seasonal common rainfall pic.twitter.com/G77tzEiEKU

— NDTV (@ndtv) July 22, 2021

The suburban prepare providers of the Central Railway had been being operated solely as much as Titwala and Ambernath stations in Thane district from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in south Mumbai since Wednesday night time. Central Railway’s Chief Spokesperson Shivaji Sutar mentioned operations had been suspended after tracks had been washed out, boulders crashed and mudslides occurred at a number of areas as a result of heavy in a single day rain.

At 12.20 pm, the Central Railway suspended operations between Ambernath and Lonavala part resulting from flooding close to Vangani station, situated about 90 km from Mumbai. Officials advised PTI that boulders additionally fell in the Khandala Ghat part.

Sutar mentioned that efforts had been underway to revive motion of trains in each the sections. “Special boulder trains, various machines, and labourers are working at the damaged spots,” he added.

Meanwhile, native prepare providers on the Western Railway route resumed after being hit briefly resulting from “track changing point failure” in Mumbai’s Churchgate.

Central Railway Monsoon updates at 0815 hrs on 22.7.2021 @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/v7m2f20pHH

— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 22, 2021

Western Railway Monsoon Updates at 10.30 hrs on 22.7.2021

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— Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 22, 2021

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