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Heavy rain disrupts normal life in south Gujarat

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Surat, July 5 (UNI) Continuous heavy rain from yesterday has affected normal life in many districts in south Gujarat.

Water level in many rivers in the region is rapidly increasing and the district authorities are taking all precautions to avoid any calamities. In Navasari many talukas witnessed heavy rainfall from yesterday. In Navasari the rainfall was 211 mm and in Gandevi it was 367 mm till this morning.

The water level in Poorna river has reached the danger level, sources said. However, the district authorities said that they have evacuated most of the families from the river side to nearby schools and government buildings. Two other big rivers in south Gujarat, Ambika and Kaveri are also approaching the danger level, sources said. Valsad district also witnessed heavy rainfall from yesterday, sources said.

According to official sources, the rainfall in Valsad was 288 mm. and in Jalsapur it was 289 mm. The district authorities has declared holiday for educational institutions in the district.

In Surat, continuous rainfall from last night caused waterlogging in many areas. Highly populated areas in the city like Kamrej, Varachcha and Katargam are under water.

The rainfall for other important talukas in the city till this morning are Palsana-218 mm., Mandvi-146 mm., Choryasi-131 mm., Uchchal-110 mm., Bardoli- 236 mm., Valod-182 mm., Kamrej-246 mm.

and Mangrol-110 mm.

Meanwhile the district collector's office informed that though the water level in Tapi river has not reached the danger level, the authorities have already taken all precautions.

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