Gujarat witnessed heavy rains and floods-like situations in many areas of Gujarat, including Rajkot, Surat, and Gir Somnath districts received heavy to very heavy rains on 18 July evening.
Jamkandorna taluka in Rajkot has the highest recorded rainfall within 2 hours between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Around 300mm of rainfall has been recorded yesterday evening.
Visuals of the most affected districts of Rajkot, Surat, and Gir Somnath. The flooded roads and submerged vehicles surfaced on social media. Around 70 people have so far been shifted to safer places.
The India Meteorological Department had predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated areas in Gujarat state. Especially in some districts of Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions, during the next few days.
The town of Dhoraji faced severe waterlogging on July 18. Cars were seen fully submerged following heavy rain in the area. People were seen struggling to move as roads and alleys appeared to have become streams. According to news agency ANI, around 300 millimetres of rainfall was recorded over a few hours.
#WATCH | Gujarat | Severe waterlogging in Dhoraji city of Rajkot district due to incessant rainfall. (18.07)— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2023
Around 300 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the last few hours. 70 people have been shifted to safer places. pic.twitter.com/oaf5Z03q5R
Exceptionally Heavy rainfall recorded over Gir-Somnath District of #Gujrat during the past 24 hours.— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) July 19, 2023
Stay Safe!#WeatherUpdate #monsoon #monsoon2023@moesgoi@DDNewslive@airnewsalerts@ndmaindia pic.twitter.com/IBj5AaIMPM