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Updated on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:44 PM IST

IMD's heavy rain prediction for Maharashtra: 15 NDRF teams deployed in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and Kurla

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IMD's heavy rain prediction for Maharashtra: 15 NDRF teams deployed in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and Kurla  | ANI

IMD's heavy rain prediction for Maharashtra: 15 NDRF teams deployed in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and Kurla | ANI

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Fifteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been positioned in various parts of Maharashtra in view of the prediction of heavy rains in certain parts of the state, the force chief said on Thursday.

Four teams have been based in Ratnagiri, two each in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and one in Kurla (east Mumbai suburb), NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet.

He said the teams are being pre-deployed or positioned at these locations at the request of the state government that acted in response to the prediction of heavy rains made by the India Metrological Department (IMD).

An NDRF team usually has 47 personnel and they are equipped with inflatable boats, wood and pole cutters and basic first aid kits to rescue rains and floods affected victims and launch relief operations.

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday, causing flooding on roads and rail tracks and disrupting suburban train services as the southwest monsoon arrived in the city.

The weather department also issued a 'red alert' for Mumbai, neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places there.

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Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:44 PM IST
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