As rain continues to pummel heavily, fourteen people lost their lives in torrential rain related incidents in the past 24 hours.
Five districts have been announced on high alert and 31,000 people have been moved to safer places. Bhupendra Patel or CM of Gujarat, reviewed the situations in all the five districts that were impacted negatively by the pounding rain. A red alert was also announced after the aerial inspection..
The CM was also informed of the equally urgent situations in Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Navsari, Dang and Valsad by the respective district collectors.
The CM assesses the rainfall in the five districts through the CM dashboard in the districts of Narmada, Navsari and Chhota Udepur.
Due to the relentless rain, three highways in Kutch, Navsari and Dang were blocked. State disaster management minister, Rajendra Trivedi shared that around 51 state highways and over 400 panchayat roads have been impaired. 14 people lost their lives, out of which 9 were due to drowning.
Further giving the reports, Trivedi shared that 31,035 people were evacuated, while 21,094 were still in shelters that were given by the respective district administrations. Rescue of 575 people who were stranded due to flooding in low-lying areas was also undertaken.