Maharashtra Weather Update: It is raining heavily in many parts of Maharashtra. And a warning has also been issued.
Heavy Rain Alert in Maharashtra: Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. 10 people died due to heavy rains, while more than two dozen stranded people were rescued in Latur district. Simultaneously, a bus was swept away in Yavatmal due to which one person died. According to officials, due to the rains on Sunday and Monday, more than two hundred animals were washed away and many houses were damaged. The IMD has also issued a “yellow alert” for Wednesday indicating “heavy rain at isolated places with lightning, gusty winds and thunderstorms”.Also Read – Lightning havoc in Madhya Pradesh, nine people died due to lightning
One person was killed and three others went missing when a state transport bus was washed away while crossing a bridge submerged in flood waters in Yavatmal district on Tuesday morning, officials said. The incident took place at Dahagaon bridge in Umarkhed tehsil around 8 am, the official said. The semi-luxury bus of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was going from Nagpur to Nanded at the time of the incident. Also Read – Earthquake: Cyclone alert in Odisha, Earth shakes in Arunachal, earthquake intensity at 4.5
Authorities on Tuesday opened all 18 gates of the dam to drain the water after the water level in the areas adjoining the Manjara dam rose due to heavy rains, flooding some villages in Beed district while warnings were issued in neighboring districts. Officials said the local administration opened all 18 gates of Manjara dam and 11 gates of Majalgaon dam in the early hours of Tuesday, releasing 78,397 cusecs and 80,534 cusecs of water, respectively. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain in different parts of the state for the next two days. Marathwada consists of eight districts – Aurangabad, Latur, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Jalna and Hingoli. Also Read – Mumbai Heavy Rain Alert: Heavy rain forecast in Mumbai and Vidarbha next week, Meteorological Department said – more rain in Maharashtra from September 20
It was told by the office of the Divisional Commissioner that more than 65 mm of rain was recorded in 180 circles of these eight districts. Due to the rains, gates of several dams were opened to drain water, causing floods in the villages along the Manjra river in Beed and Latur districts. In a release issued by the commissioner’s office, it was said that in the last 48 hours, 10 people died in six districts of the region. Three people died in Beed, two each in Osmanabad and Parbhani and one each in Jalna, Nanded and Latur.
Due to the rain for the last two days, more than two hundred animals died and 28 houses were damaged. Several acres of crops have been destroyed in this area of eight districts due to rains and floods. Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil told reporters in Beed district, “Water resources department is closely monitoring the situation since yesterday and we are trying to minimize the damage.”
A team of the National Disaster Response Force, a helicopter and boats were deployed on Tuesday to rescue people trapped in a barrage, villages and banks of a river due to heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Latur. An official said that 25 out of 40 people stranded on the banks of Manjra river in Sarsa village have been rescued with the help of boats and efforts are on to take the remaining 15 to safer places. He said that three people trapped in the river have been rescued in Digol Deshmukh area of Renapur tehsil.
District Disaster Management Officer Saqib Usmani said that three employees of the state irrigation department are trapped in the Ghansargaon barrage and a team of NDRF and a helicopter have been deployed to rescue them. Mumbai and suburbs received heavy rains on Tuesday, but no major incidents of water-logging have been reported so far and public transport services, including suburban trains, continued as normal.
A municipal official said that despite heavy rains in Mumbai, there has been no incident of any major water-logging. Public transport services are also running normally. Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway said, “It is raining heavily in the suburban and ghat sections. But, local and long distance trains are running as per the timetable.”