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08 juill. 2020 | 04h46 UTC

India: Authorities evacuate over a thousand due to heavy rainfall in Gujarat state July 7

India Alerte de sécurité

Authorities evacuate thousands from low-lying areas in Gujarat state on July 7 following days of heavy rainfall; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/7/2020, 12h00 until 11/7/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Gujurat

Event

Heavy rainfall in Gujarat state over the past few days has led to over a thousand people being evacuated from low-lying areas as of Tuesday, July 7. Residents of Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Porbandar districts have been moved to safety. Over the past three days the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has had to rescue 11 people in Jamnagar and five from Porbandar due to flooding.

More rainfall is forecast through Wednesday, July 8, and further associated disruptions to travel and business operations should be expected. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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