In Gujarat, the rains came as the destruction of property and life. As per the statistics by Gujarat Government, 52 people have died in the heavy floods. Out of 52, lightning struck 32 people, and 20 died due to stress and drowning.
In the last 24 hours, heavy rains claimed seven more lives. So far, 272 animals have died. Gujarat BJP President CR Paatil held an immediate virtual meeting with more than 200 leaders on the current weather situation. The Government instructed all the district authorities on food packets and other necessary facilities.
Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the scenario. Heavy rains in Central and South Gujarat have affected the citizens and have left the administration breathless.
Almost all cities in Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, submerged in rainwater after the heavy showers. Bodeli in Chhotaudepur received the highest rainfall of 22 inches. Kota (17.5 inches), Panchmahal-Jambughoda (17 inches), and Pavi Jetpur (16 inches) followed the list.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also spoke to CM Patel about the current scenario and tweeted the same. Meanwhile, the National and State Disaster Response Force is busy with rescue and relief.
Three Thousand Displaced
According to Gujarat Revenue Minister, the Gandhinagar control room monitored the situation. The rescue team has evacuated and rescued 3,000 stranded people. Moreover, the meteorological department has issued a red alert for Bharuch, Narmada, Tapi, Surat, Dang, and Valsad.
The Rescue Team has evacuated 508 people, including 17 in Anand and 175 in Bodeli. They also rescued 448 people in the last 24 hours. Moreover, Gujarat State President CR Paatil has appealed to many MPs, MLAs, Zilla Panchayat members, and BJP workers to help the victims.
BJP has declared four helpline numbers, including 7923276944, for flood-related emergencies. Currently, there are 18 troops each of NDRF and SDRF across Gujarat.