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Gujarat: Low-lying areas flooded after heavy rain, NDRF rescues stranded folks

Heavy rains continued to lash components of Gujarat on Monday, leaving many low-lying areas inundated and other people stranded.
Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) officers have joined rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Jamnagar. An IAF chopper rescued folks stranded within the floodwaters within the Dushasiya village of Jamnagar.
Round 300 folks have been evacuated from the low-lying areas of Gondal and Upleta talukas of Rajkot, a authorities launch said. A complete of 1,090 folks have been evacuated from the low-lying areas of town until 2 pm, Rajkot Municipal Company has said.
In Rajkot metropolis and adjoining areas, colleges and faculties had been ordered shut after roads had been left waterlogged, hindering vehicular site visitors and throwing regular life out of drugs.
A complete of 1,090 folks have been evacuated from the low-lying areas of town until 2 pm, Rajkot Municipal Company has said. (Specific picture)
Following directions issued by the newly sworn-in Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, a number of groups of the sixth Battalion of the NDRF from Vadodara had been rushed to Jamnagar on Monday, an NDRF spokesperson mentioned.
The NDRF groups have been deployed within the Kalavad taluka of Jamnagar to rescue stranded folks.
NDRF mentioned that on Monday, the jawans of the sixth battalion (Vadodara unit) of NDRF have rescued a complete of 41 folks, comprising of 13 girls, 11 males, and 7 youngsters, from areas affected by the floods brought on by an overflowing Kalavadi river in Jamnagar.
The water stage within the Ukai dam is simply 3 ft close to the hazard mark of 345 ft. After witnessing heavy influx of water within the upstream areas, 53,000 cusecs of water was discharged within the afternoon by the authorities.
Nyari dam in Rajkot overflowing after heavy rain (Specific picture)
The dam has sufficient storage of water to cater to necessities like irrigation, industrial and home goal of Surat, Navsari, Ankleshwar and Valsad for the subsequent two years.
Because of the heavy rainfall within the upstream areas of the dam in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the dam began receiving over 75,000 cusecs of water until 10 am on Monday, which elevated as much as 88643 cusecs at 2.30 pm.
The water stage within the Ukai dam was 340 ft at 12 pm. In simply two hours, the water stage rose to 341.31 ft.
In the meantime, seven floodgates of the Bhadar-II dam close to Dhoraji in Rajkot have been opened. The floodwaters being discharged from the dam are more likely to flood low-lying areas of downstream Dhoraji taluka, a authorities launch said.

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