IMD issues heavy rainfall alert until August 1

As per reports, civic bodies from the coastal areas of Maharashtra have been issued warning by the IMD. People living near the beaches and water bodies have been asked to stay indoors and not leave unless necessary.

IMD issues heavy rainfall alert until August 1

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, July 29, 2021, issued a warning regarding heavy rainfall in Konkan and Western Maharashtra for the next four days. As per the report released by the department, the districts in the above-mentioned areas may experience harsh conditions until Monday, August 2, 2021. 

Officials informed that heavy rainfall may lash in some districts of the state and moderate rainfall would be experienced in others. Authorities have warned the civic bodies and the teams in Ratnagiri, Raigad and Thane districts and the respective administrations have already ordered the villages the coastal areas in particular to be vigilant. 

The meteorological department has issued a forecast of severe monsoon in Satara, Pune and selected parts of Kolhapur district in Western Maharashtra. However, no alert has been issued for Monday, August 2, 2021. Districts might not experience rainfall next week, however, this is predicted based on the current weather conditions. 

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Currently, light to moderate rainfall is being witnessed in most districts of Maharashtra, however, over the last few days, the weather condition has been deteriorating and record breaking rainfalls have been reported in a short period of time. Last week, Pune and a few other parts of Konkan observed record rainfall in a few hours.

As of now, citizens living on the beach and coastal reasons have been given alerts and warning to leave their homes only if it is needed during the rainfall.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar visited coastal and flood-hit areas in Maharashtra to review the situation and interact with the citizens. Reports state that the flooding has affected farm, trade and the daily lives of the citizens. Observing this, the officials have confirmed that the government will do the best to offer assistance and will always support the people in these tough times. Rescue teams have been kept on alert to assist those affected with the floods.

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Meanwhile, the Union Government also announced a INR 700-crore aid for farmers who were affected with the floods in 2020. Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the same during the Lok Sabha and mentioned that the decision was taken after a thorough inspection of the report was submitted by the state. 

No funds have been received yet for the recent flood that hit several districts in Maharashtra. Sharing his thought, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said that the government is working on the loss assessment  basis which a comprehensive report will be prepared and sent to the concerned department in the union government. The state government is expecting financial aid to the approved and provided without a report as INR 1000 crore were sanctioned for Gujarat in the same manner.

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