Thursday, July 2, 2009

Incessant downpour floods Junagadh, 10 inch rain recorded in Sutrapada.

Sibte Husain Bukhari Posted: Thursday , Jun 25, 2009 at 0028 hrs IST


Torrential downpour coupled with strong winds in the last 24 hours threw normal life out of gear in the district on Wednesday, with a few places recording 10 inches rainfall. In Una and Kodinar talukas, four persons were injured when lightning struck them. The condition of one of them is said to be critical.

The depression formed over the Arabian Sea off the Veraval coast has, meanwhile, weakened and danger signals hoisted at various ports have been removed. According to port officials, a fishing boat registered with the Saiyed Rajpara Port capsized in the sea. All the six crew members onboard were rescued.

According to district flood control room, Sutrapada taluka recorded the heaviest rainfall at 255 mm. It was followed by Mangarol 225 mm, Veraval 212 mm, Kodinar 120 mm, Keshod 111 mm, Talala and Manawadar 75 mm each, Maliya 71 mm, Vanthali and Una 60 mm each, Mendarada 55 mm, Visavadar 45 mm, Bhesan 43 mm and Junagadh city 41 mm rainfall.


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