Gujarat: NDRF deployed in three districts
Parts of Navsari and Tapi districts in south Gujarat, as well as Devbhumi Dwarka, Junagadh and Jamnagar received heavy rainfall
Heavy rain lashed parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra regions, causing flood-like situation in the affected areas, prompting the deployment of five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in Surat, Banaskantha and Rajkot districts, officials said on Sunday.
Parts of Navsari and Tapi districts in south Gujarat, as well as Devbhumi Dwarka, Junagadh and Jamnagar received heavy rainfall in the 24-hour period ending 6am on Sunday.
With the state's 30 talukas receiving heavy rainfall of over 50mm, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said.
Parts of Narmada, Bharuch, Surat and Vadodara were among those that received good rainfall during the day, it said.
With the India Meteorological Department predicting heavy to very rainfall in some isolated pockets of Gujarat over the next five days, the NDRF moved eight of its teams to Surat, Banaskantha and Rajkot districts as "pre-monsoon deployment" from its base in Vadodara, the agency said in a Twitter update.
According to SEOC, over a 24-hour period ending at 6am, Vansda taluka of Navsari district received 136mm rainfall, Khambhaliya in Devbhumi Dwarka got 114mm rainfall, while it was 106mm in Manavadar in Junagadh, and 98mm in Dolvan in Tapi.