Gujarat floods, record 200 mm rain, 94 dead till now

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In all, entire Gujarat has recorded 534 mm of rainfall, which is 66% of its usual periodic average of 810 mm. As the state continues to reel under flood, The capital city Gandhinagar and Ahmadabad have witnessed 200 mm and 370 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours alone. Even state capital Gandhinagar continues to be overwhelmed due to the floods. The Kalol tehsil in Gandhinagar received 370 mm of rain, including 240 mm till 12 noon yesterday, according to official data. As the death toll from the statewide disaster climbed above 110. As many as three persons have lost their lives in last 24 hours in Banaskantha district.

Gujarat floods, record 200 mm rain, 94 dead till now

A total of 472 villages are without electricity along with six national highways,  287 panchayat roads and 61 other roads closed to vehicular traffic. 17 trains passing through the district to North India and Delhi have been cancelled, 6 terminated midway and two trains diverted. More than 300 buses to have been cancelled.

PM Modi proclaimed Rs 500 crore for Gujarat for rescue work following an airborne survey of the flooded areas and Rs 2 lakh recompense to the kin of the people who have died and Rs 50,000 to the wounded.

The Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation has informed people not to venture near electricity poles and streetlights as that may prove dangerous due to waterlogging. Until Wednesday, as many as 123 people lost their lives due to the damage wreaked by rain, officials said.

The formal loss of life toll from the flooding in a state appears at 111, with more than 36,000 people cleared to secure places as helicopters and boats try to reach those still trapped. The Disaster Response Force, Air Force, armed forces, police and fire brigade are involved in rescuing people from flooded areas. The army on Tuesday rescued 113 persons.

Even with Gujarat, Odisha, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam have also been impacted by Floods.

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