Maharastra flood: Indian Navy team rushed to Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas for rescue operation

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 04:56 PM2021-07-22T16:56:06+5:302021-07-22T16:59:22+5:30

Indian Navy will soon join rescue operations in Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas of Konkan where flood situation has ...

Maharastra flood: Indian Navy team rushed to Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas for rescue operation | Maharastra flood: Indian Navy team rushed to Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas for rescue operation

Maharastra flood: Indian Navy team rushed to Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas for rescue operation

Next

Indian Navy will soon join rescue operations in Ratnagiri, Chiplun and other areas of Konkan where flood situation has arisen due to heavy rains. Teams will leave for the Konkan region shortly. Parts of Ratnagiri district have been partially submerged in water due to heavy rainfall.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already rushed two teams to Ratnagiri's Khed and Chiplun areas to tackle critical situation due to high tide and heavy rain on Thursday, informed district administration. One team will be deployed in Khed, Ratnagiri and another in Mahad, Raigad from Pune.

The Indian Coast Guard has been asked for aerial help as a precautionary measure. Local corporation teams are conducting rescue operations with 5 boats.

Earlier, on July 12, Regional Meteorological Centre Mumbai issued a red alert for Ratnagiri. Entire Konkan has been covered with clouds and receiving heavy rainfall.

The IMD had also issued a warning to ports and fishermen as the sea is expected to be rough.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray held emergency meeting today to take stock of flood situation in Ratnagiri & Raigad districts caused due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours. He has directed Disaster Management units & departments concerned to stay vigilant & start rescue operations. 

Open in app