Maharashtra: The Indian Meteorological Department has today issued an orange alert for the cities of Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Satara, Amravati and Thane due to heavy rain forecast. Red alert has been issued in Palghar, Nashik and Pune. Schools and colleges in flood affected areas of Maharashtra will remain closed till July 16.
All schools, colleges and other institutions in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district will remain closed till July 16, except government offices for essential work, due to the heavy rain warning. Earlier, in view of the red alert, the administration had ordered closure of schools and colleges from July 10 to July 13. Now this order has been extended till July 16.
In Nagpur, the District Collector has conducted a survey and directed the citizens living in the flood-affected areas to reach a safe place. Health camps will also be organized. He said that appropriate steps will be taken keeping in view the incident.
Rains kill 10 in Nagpur in last 24 hours
In Nagpur, 10 people have died due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours. Between July 1 and July 13, 20 people were killed and 19 injured in rain-related incidents. The meteorological department has forecast more rains in Nagpur for the next three days.
All schools in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad will remain closed on Thursday due to heavy rains, officials said. It has been raining heavily in Pune city and district for the last few days. Due to incessant rains in Nashik district of Maharashtra, the water level of many rivers has risen.
Three persons are missing from Gadchiroli district. Mumbai and adjoining areas have also received light rains. Due to torrential rains in Nashik district, water levels in many rivers have risen and temples in the Godavari basin have been submerged, officials said.
On the other hand, all schools and colleges in Navsari in Gujarat will be closed on Thursday due to rains and floods.