- Gujarat has so far received 79.8% of its average annual rainfall
Jamnagar: Parts of Gujarat received heavy rainfall on Thursday morning. At least 25 talukas received rain in two hours between 6 am and 8 am. Life was thrown out of gear in Jodiya taluka of Jamnagar which received 5 inch rain in just two hours. The rain fury left the roads inundated.
In Navsari, Gandevi received over 2 inches, Chikhli nearly 1.5 inch and Navsari 1 inch rain in 2 hours. Heavy rainfall was witnessed in rural parts of Surat.
As on Thursday morning, Saurashtra had received 90.14 per cent of its average annual rainfall, followed by South Gujarat with 79.63 per cent, Kutch 77.84 per cent, East Central 72.20 and North Gujarat 64.26 per cent.
The state has so far received 79.8 per cent of its average annual rainfall.
Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall over next four days. Panchmahals, Dahod, Vadodara and Chhota Udepur are likely to get heavy rain on Thursday.
CM announces more relief
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has announced more relief measures for Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar that have been battered by extremely heavy rain in September.
According to the tweet by the CMO on Wednesday, each family will be given Rs 7,000 instead of Rs 3,200 towards household expenses.
For huts destroyed by rains, the state will give Rs 10,000 per hut, up from earlier Rs 5,900. Pucca houses damaged partially will get Rs 15,000 while the amount will be Rs 6,800 for kutcha houses.
Owners of milch cattle that died in the floods will get Rs 50,000 per cattle head, while for smaller animals like sheep and goat, the compensation has been fixed at Rs 5,000 per animal.
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