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Updated on: Friday, June 11, 2021, 01:01 PM IST

Maharashtra rains: Red alert in Raigad; over 1,000 people shifted to safer places

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Representational Image | ANI

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A red alert has been sounded in Raigad district with a warning of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall till Friday. This has prompted the district administration to shift over 1,000 people from 20 villages to safer places. The district received an average rainfall of 58 mm in the last 24 hours, Collector Nidhi Choudhary said. In view of the prediction of heavy downpour, a red alert has been issued in the district for Thursday and Friday and an orange alert for June 12 and June 13.

Since there is a risk of landslides due to heavy rainfall, 1,139 people from 20 villages have been shifted to safer places, she said. The district administration has swung into action to avoid human losses. The Raigad district was one of the districts that were affected by the Nisarga Cyclone and the recent Cyclone Tauktae. Three persons died in the district after Cyclone Tauktae struck the coastal areas. During the Nisarga Cyclone, the district had reported five deaths.

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Published on: Friday, June 11, 2021, 01:01 PM IST
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