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CM Bhupendra Patel to conduct aerial survey of battered Jamnagar, Rajkot

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Gandhinagar: Newly sworn-in Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will be conducting aerial survey of rain-battered areas in Jamnagar and Rajkot in Saurashtra. He will leave from Gandhinagar at 1 pm on Tuesday, accompanied by former minister RC Faldu, Jamnagar MP Poonam Madam and principal secretary Pankar Kumar.

Several parts in these districts as well as in Junagadh were submerged in water following incessant rains over past few days.

As per available details, Bhupendra Patel will take stock of the water situation and guide relief operations in these two districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy widespread rainfall in the state till September 18.

 

INS Valsura teams assist rescue ops in Jamnagar

Rescue teams from INS Valsura in Jamnagar had been deployed on Monday to assist the district administration in rescuing a large number of stranded people in inundated areas of the city. The teams also distributed food packets. The Indian Navy’s HADR teams of divers with support gear from INS Sardar Patel were dispatched to Rajkot on Monday evening to join rescue efforts, as per a tweet by the Indian Navy.

According to reports, three people were killed and five went missing because of torrential rains in Rajkot and Jamnagar on Monday. Thousands of people from low-lying areas had to be evacuated, while schools and colleges were kept closed.

 

Heavy rainfall in Junagadh

Junagadh continued to face rain fury on Tuesday morning. Mangrol taluka in the district received nearly 11 cm rain in just 2 hours, while the total rainfall in 4 hours between 6 am and 10 am was 15 cm.

Keshod in Junagadh received nearly 11 cm rain while other talukas like Malia, Vanthali, Junagadh city and Junagadh rural received more rain during the first two hours (6 am-8am).

In Rajkot, Kotdasangani received 4.5 cm and Gondal 4.1 cm in these two hours.

Heavy rain in past few days has resulted in the Sardar Sarovar dam filling up.

 

 

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