Friday, 14 August 2020

The river that wreaked havoc in Banaskantha in 2015 and 2017, flooded again

 New water has come in the rail river of Dhanera of Banaskantha. Due to heavy rains falling upstream, fresh water has come in a 50 feet flow in the dry kiln rail river. Then people flocked to the river bank to see the new water coming in the dried up river. However, Dhanera Municipality appealed to the people to stay away from the river bank and stay safe. This is the same rail river that wreaked havoc in Banaskantha in the floods of 2015 and 2017. There is an atmosphere of happiness among the farmers and people who have just come to the river.

 Heavy rains are forecast in the state for the next four days. According to which very heavy rain is forecast in Gujarat today and tomorrow. According to the meteorological department, low pressure and cyclonic circulation have been activated in the Arabian Sea. So that universal rainfall in the state is forecast by the weather department. Accordingly, heavy rains are likely in Saurashtra, North, Central and South Gujarat. At the same time, fishermen have been instructed not to plow the sea. NDRD teams across the state have been placed on stand-by following the weather department's forecast.

 Following the NDRF Meteorological Department's forecast of heavy rains, the state government has deployed an NDRF team in Banaskantha. An NDRF team has also been deployed in Banaskantha following the forecast of heavy to very heavy rains from August 13 to 17 in Kutch, Banaskantha and North Gujarat. At the same time, SDM team will also be working at the district level. Apart from the disaster department of the district, Mamlatdar has also ordered the forest police and taluka development officers not to leave the headquarters. An NDRF team from Vadodara has landed in Banaskantha following the forecast of heavy rains for five days. Equipped with modern equipment, the NDRF team will carry out flood rescue operations in case of heavy rains in Banaskantha. At the same time, a PPE kit has been allotted to the NDRF for the corona epidemic. A team of 21 NDRF personnel will carry out rescue operations in case of any serious situation in the rains, keeping an eye on Corona.

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