PUNE: On Thursday, torrential rains continued to batter several areas of Maharashtra, especially western Maharashtra and the Vidarbha region, disrupting travel in both the urban core and the rural hinterland.
In the Vidarbha region, the districts like Bhandara, Gondia, and Chandrapur have taken the brunt of persistent rainfall for more than 72 hours, prompting hundreds of villagers to relocate to safer areas, the India Meteorological Department predicted a risk of flash floods.
As soon as the Wainganga River breached the danger line, the Bhandara administration relocated approximately 200 residents from the Tumsar tehsil of the district to safe areas. Rainwater flooded a number of residences and governmental structures in Gondia and Bhandara.
According to officials, the Kanhan river flooded as a result of the Navegaon Khairi dam's 16 gates being opened after Nagpur had nonstop rain.
To evacuate residents living close to the Wardha river, a disaster management team from Nagpur headed to the Warora and Bhadravati tehsils in the morning. People near Wardha river evacuated
1052.8 mm of rain fell in Nagpur from June 1 to June 1, 1,022.4 mm in Chandrapur, 1,263 mm in Gadchiroli, 990.9 mm in Wardha, 986.5 mm in Bhandara, and 998.8 mm in Gondia, according to government data.
In the districts of Kolhapur and Pune in western Maharashtra, there were intense downpours. The Radhanagari dam's four gates had to be opened due to the recent, relentless downpour.