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Uddhav Thackeray Chairs Emergency Meeting on Flood Situation in Ratnagiri, Raigad Districts

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been roped in to rescue hundreds of stranded people in the state

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Uddhav Thackeray said Maharashtra was calm while protests took place in other parts of country. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday chaired an emergency meeting regarding thefloods in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts due to excessive rains, reported ANI. The two districts have received heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours which have caused floods.

“CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts caused due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours,” tweeted the official handle of the CM.

Mumbai: Waterlogging on a railway track due to heavy rain at Matunga area, in Mumbai, on July 18, 2021. (PTI Photo)

He also directed the Disaster Management units and the concerned departments to stay vigilant and start rescue operations immediately, the CMO added.

The IMD has predicted that the state will receive extremely heavy rainfall for the next three days and has issued a red and an orange alert for the region.

The CMO also informed that water levels are constantly rising in several areas and this person residing nearby should take adequate measures and cooperate with the authorities. In addition, he also directed r special arrangements to be made in places that have active Covid-19 patients.

The state has been hit by flood heavy rains that have severely affected day-to-day lives.

Mumbai: Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after heavy rain at Dadar in Mumbai, on July 18, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Train services on the Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district were suspended on Thursday morning following heavy rains in the area, an official said. The water level at the Vashishti river bridge between Chiplun and Kamathe stations in Ratnagiri crossed the danger mark after the heavy downpour, a spokesperson of the Konkan Railway said.

In Ratnagiri, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been asked for aerial help as a precautionary measure. Local corporation teams are conducting rescue operations with five boats.

With inputs from ANI