Friday, July 17, 2009

Junagadh District - Mangrol Saurastra Monsoon Rain News

Heavy rains lash Gujarat, Over 850 families in Junagadh shifted.

Over 850 families in Veraval and Mangrol talukas of Junagadh Districts were shifted to safer and higher places following incessant rains for the past couple of days, district officials said today.

Relief camps have been set up for the displaced families where food packets and other necessary items were being distributed, they said, adding that water in many parts of Mangrol and Veraval have started receding since today morning.

"Four hundred families in Veraval taluka were shifted to higher grounds last night following heavy rains. In Mangrol over 480 families have been shifted till today," district officials said.

The Army has been on the stand by since yesterday in Junagadh district.

Till 0800 hours today, Junagadh district received 216 mm rainfall, Mangrol recorded 614 mm rainfall, while Veraval received 514mm, Malia 423mm and Sutrapada 322mm.

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