PM Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel to take stock of the flood situation in the state.
A building submerged under the flood water in Gujarat (India Today photo)
PM Narendra Modi on Monday, July 11, spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel to take stock of the flood situation in the state. He has assured full cooperation from the Centre to mitigate the sufferings of the people affected by the flood in Gujarat.
. @narendramodi . NDRF . .
— Bhupendra Patel (@Bhupendrapbjp) July 11, 2022
Several villages in Gujarat have been cut off, prompting officials to deploy helicopters to rescue people. Nearly 61 people have lost their lives so far due to the floods.
#WATCH | Gujarat: Auranga river overflows and floods low-lying areas in Valsad district due to heavy rainfall. Around 300 people have been shifted by the local administration to safer locations. NDRF teams and local administration carry out relief and rescue works in the area. pic.twitter.com/a6OIwn0zjl
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2022
NDRF teams are working to rescue people. Over 2000 people have been evacuated from various areas. Efforts to rescue more are on.
The Meteorological department said that Gujarat’s situation is due to flash floods. The state received 18 inches of rainfall in just four hours. People are now struggling to procure even essential items.
A car completely submerged under flood water in Gujarat. (India Today photo)
The weather department has forecast heavy rains over the next 24 hours. In some areas, the ground floors of buildings have been completely submerged, forcing people to stand on the terrace amid heavy rain the entire night on Sunday.
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