‘Tandav’ of heavy rains in Gujarat, flash floods in Junagadh and other areas, 4 killed

Gujarat Rains: The period of heavy rains continues in Gujarat. Heavy to very heavy rains lashed many districts of South and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat on Saturday (July 22), causing flood-like situation in urban areas.

Due to the rains, the water level in dams and rivers rose to dangerous levels, leaving the villages isolated. Many parts of the state were waterlogged, causing traffic jams and inconvenience to the residents.

Navsari and Junagadh received the heaviest rainfall, where residential areas and markets were flooded. Officials urged the public to exercise caution, not to venture into the dam or surrounding areas, and to report any emergency.

219 mm of rain in 8 hours
Junagadh received 219 mm of rain in 8 hours, which badly affected the city. Cars and cattle parked there were washed away in the gushing water, with people seen wading through waist-deep water to reach safer places. Apart from this, rescue teams were deployed to evacuate people from low-lying areas to safer places.

Which areas received torrential rain?
Heavy rains also lashed Navsari district in south Gujarat, disrupting normal life and flooding urban and rural areas. A father-son duo got swept away in a swollen drain in Navsari city. An official said the person was rescued, while efforts are on to trace the son.

Heavy rains also caused traffic jam on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway near Navsari. Other districts with heavy rains include Devbhoomi Dwarka, Bhavnagar, Bharuch, Surat, Tapi, Valsad and Amreli.

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