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Rajkot: An unrelenting spell of heavy rainfall since Sunday night has caused major loss to life and property across Rajkot district. On Tuesday, newly elected Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited a few affected areas including Vajadi Vad in Lodhika taluka to take stock of the on-ground situation.
Later, he had a review meeting with Rajkot Collector Arun Mahesh Babu on the damage sustained.
The district has registered an estimated loss of around Rs96.45 crore and five people are dead or missing. Over 33% of crops on around 4,398 hectare of agricultural land have been reported in 128 villages of 11 talukas in the district.
A weather forecast red alert has been issued for Rajkot district for September 15 and a yellow alert for September 16.
Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) comprising 225 members have been deployed at Upleta, Lodhika, Gondal and Rajkot. Around 466 shelter homes and 304 swimmers have been prepared to handle emergencies. So far, 3,306 people have been evacuated to safer ground, of which, 2,733 safely returned home.
Power supply has been affected in 185 areas of Rajkot and 27 villages in the district. Around 75 roads were reported to be blocked due to heavy spell. In the past 48 hours, Lodhika taluka reported the highest rainfall of 652 mm, followed by Rajkot city 424 mm and Dhoraji 341 mm.
Collector Babu has assured that sufficient measures are being taken to ensure that normalcy is re-established in affected areas and required preparedness is in place to tackle any emergencies.