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Rain fury in Gujarat: Highways, roads washed away 23.7.2017 DNA: Top News
As Torrential rains claimed four lives and triggered fears of floods in Morbi on Saturday. A total of 95 roads and two national highways in Kutch and Saurashtra were damaged, throwing life off gear in most parts of the state. As the Machchhu dam crossed the danger levels sometime during Saturday’s relentless downpour, the residents of Morbi city and villages downstream gathered their essentials and flocked to safer shelters. With prayers on their lips, the old timers remembered 1979, when the walls of the dam burst and the Machchhu river swallowed the Morbi town, with 25,000 lives in it. When the rains let up, there was a collective sigh, not just in Morbi, but in Gandhinagar as well, where Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, after convening an emergency meeting, said Morbi just about made it. “The water level in the river is the same as that in August 1979. We feared another disaster, but let’s just say it was a close shave for Morbi. The situation has improved as the rains have stopped now,” Rupani said, ...
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‘Stop illegal filling of Merces flood plains’ 23.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Flood-like situation in Saurashtra 23.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Three killed in Gujarat floods 23.7.2017 The Tribune
  • Three persons have lost their lives with heavy rain since Friday causing a flood-like situation in many parts of Gujarat.
  • Over 200 persons trapped in floodwaters were rescued by IAF helicopters and National Disaster Rescue Force teams.
  • Over 6,000 people in the inundated low-lying areas were shifted to safer places.
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Rain lash WB: Rivers swell above danger mark, but no flood threat; more showers likely in next 24 hours 23.7.2017 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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Heavy rains lash Kolkata, Mumbai; 3 die in Gujarat 23.7.2017 The Asian Age | Home
NDRF, Air Force rescue 214 stranded people in Gujarat.
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Gujarat: Flood-like situation in parts of Saurashtra, 3 dead 22.7.2017 India Today| Must Read
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued several people from these areas and relocated them to safer locations.
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Day after in flood-hit Assam: 22,000 hectares are now desert 22.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Modernisation of Godavari delta taken up only partially 22.7.2017 Hindu: News
Delay in sanction for ₹283.10 cr. the reason
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Only 349 of 4,862 large dams have emergency disaster action plans: CAG 22.7.2017 Top Stories
Out of 17 states or UTs selected for audit, only HP and TN carried out monsoon inspection of dams
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Rains batter Mumbai, Kolkata; 3 dead in Gujarat 22.7.2017 TOI: Home
Torrential rains swept parts of the country, claiming three lives and triggering fears of floods in Gujarat even as the situation in deluge-ravaged Assam improved marginally.
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Profits pour in with the rain for Penganga’s boatmen 22.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Fares rise with the flood waters in the absence of bridges in the remote border districts of Telangana
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Monsoon active across India, 6 killed in J&K flash floods 22.7.2017 TOI: India
Rains today drenched several parts of the country, including Delhi, while a cloudburst triggered flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir in which six persons perished. The flood situation in Assam improved marginally although over two lakh people were still affected across 13 districts of the state.
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Heavy rains in southern and western parts of Bengal 22.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Water logging reported from various places but immediate flood situation ruled out by authorities
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Gujarat: Flood-like situation in Saurashtra, 3 people drown 22.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
While one of them died in Rajkot, the details regarding the two other deceased were yet to be known
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Heavy rains force govt to evacuate 6235 persons in Gujarat; IAF helicopter deployed 22.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Heavy rains in southern and western parts of Bengal 22.7.2017 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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Gujarat: IAF rescues marooned villagers in flood-hit areas of Surendranagar district 22.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Two dead, hundreds evacuated as rains batter Gujarat 22.7.2017 HBL: Home
IAF chopper airlifts those stranded in villages as flooding halts National Highway-8
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3 dead as flood-like situation prevails in parts of Saurashtra 22.7.2017 The Tribune
Ahmedabad, July 22 Incessant rains in some districts of Saurasthra in Gujarat have led to a flood-like situation in the region, leaving three people dead, the state government said on Saturday. The highest rainfall of 350 mm in the last 24 hours was recorded in Chotila of Surendranagar district. According to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the weather department has given a warning of heavy rain for the next 48 hours and state administration has been asked to remain alert. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Air Force (IAF) and teams of other agencies have been pressed into service and they have so far rescued 214 stranded people. Over 6,200 people in the region have been shifted to safer places. Ten state highways and many roads have also been damaged. Rupani on Saturday held a review meeting with the government officials at the state disaster control room in Gandhinagar and took stock of the situation and the rescue operations. “Surendranagar, Rajkot, Morbi, Amreli, Junagadh, Gir and Somnath ...
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