Friday, July 4, 2008

Junagadh District Monsoon Saurastra Kathiyavad Gujarat India

Incessant rainfall in Junagadh district in the last 48 hours has disrupted normal life. On Wednesday, the first casualties were reported with the district officials declaring two persons missing, who are feared dead.

The water levels in all the dams have been augmented following moderate to heavy rains in the catchment areas. The sluice gates of Aambajal and Vrijmi dams have been opened to maintain the rule level, according to Flood Control Room officials.

By Tuesday evening, Mangarol, Malia, Veraval and Talala towns in Junagadh district witnessed heavy rainfall.

According to district flood control figures, Mangrol has received 305 mm rainfall followed by Malia with 285 mm, Veraval with 234 mm, Talala with 205 mm, Junagadh with 190 mm, Visavadar with 164 mm, Kodinar and Sutrapada with 155 mm each, Vanthali with 120 mm, Manawadar with 105 mm, Keshod with 102 mm, Bhesan with 100 mm, Mendarada with 55 mm and Una with 41 mm.

Heavy rains in Mangarol and Veraval has resulted in water logging in many parts of the cities.

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