5 Jul 2022

Eknath Shinde Urges Officials To Beware Of Heavy Rain In Maharashtra!

The IMD on Tuesday issued a warning of heavy rains in Maharashtra over the next four days, following which Prime Minister Eknath Shinde instructed state administration officials to take safety measures and ensure no loss of life or property.
The Kundalika River in the Raigad region, near Mumbai, has crossed a dangerous mark, as an official statement.

Mumbai and other neighboring regions witnessed heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday morning. The IMD has issued an 'orange warning' in the southern region of Konkan and Goa as well as a 'yellow warning' north of Konkan, north-central and south-central between Maharashtra and Marathwada.

The MeT Department issues four color-coded forecasts based on existing weather programs. The color green indicates no warning, yellow watches, orange to remain alert, and red means warning and action must be taken.

The Marathwada region is likely to experience thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain and wind at 40-50 km / h, says IMD.

The Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement that Mr Shinde was in contact with collectors from Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg counties. The National Disaster Response Force has also been asked to remain vigilant.

"The situation in Mumbai is also being monitored," the newspaper said.

The Kundalika River in Raigad has crossed a dangerous threshold. Water levels in the Amba, Savitri, Patalganga, Ulhas and Gadi rivers were slightly below the danger mark, he said.

Due to rising rains and flooding conditions, Prime Minister Eknath Shinde held talks with Secretary-General Manu Kumar Srivastava. The security secretaries have been asked to visit their districts to monitor the situation, ”the statement said.

"Orders have been issued that there should be no loss of life or property due to heavy rains and floods. The prime minister liaises with collectors of all districts in the Konkan region," the statement said.

Water department officials have been asked to remain vigilant and take appropriate action in the face of heavy rains.

People, especially in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri and Kolhapur, where rainfall is heavy, should be warned of floods in advance, the statement said.

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