19 killed as rains pound Gujarat – Deccan Herald

The state has already kept four teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) each in South Gujarat and Vadodara. Of the 251 taluks in the state, 118 have received heavy rain in last 24 hours, with over 30 taluks receiving over two inches of rain. Two rivers in South Gujarat Ambika in Navsari district and Poorna in Dangs district are overflowing due to heavy inflow of water and 206 roads, including one national highway and four state highways were shut down for vehicular traffic. Schools and other educational establishments were asked to remain shut for the day, as waterlogging was witnessed in many parts of the state. “Going forward, the South Gujarat, East-Central districts of the state and coastal Saurashtra districts would receive heavy to very heavy rain, even as other part of the state could witness moderate to heavy rain in the coming four days,” Jayanta Sarkar, director, MeT Department, said.

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