Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monsoon showers lash Junagadh

Posted online: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 11:31:01

Junagadh, July 01 Torrential rains lashed Junagadh district on Tuesday with all the 14 talukas receiving moderate to heavy rainfall. This has come as a breather for the farmers in the district.
As per the figures received from the Junagadh district flood control room, the port city of Veraval has received the highest amount of rainfall at 225 mm (9 inches). It has been followed by the other port city of Mangarol with 200 mm (8 inches), Kodinar 149 mm (6 inches), Sutrapada 125 mm (5 inches), Talala and Malia each 67 mm, Visavadar 45 mm, Manawadar 27 mm, Junagadh 24 mm, Una 15 mm and Mendarada 6 mm.

Heavy rainfall has also been reported in the Gir forest region in the last 24 hours, with the area receiving around 150-300 mm rainfall on Monday night. Official sources said that Hadamatia, Madhupur and Talala areas in the Gir region received 300mm, 225mm and 125 mm rainfall respectively. There has been no damage to wildlife though, according to the reports.

The district administration has been put on alert, as heavy rains have been forecast within the next 24 hours. Fishermen have been warned against venturing into the open sea.


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