The heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours has led to catastrophic situations in many parts of Maharashtra. Three districts are flooded and two districts facing a flood-like situation in the state, this is the heaviest spell of rain in the state in July in 40 years.
Meanwhile, Nagpur city on July 23 received 63.10 mm rainfall, while Nagpur rural area recorded 38.83 mm rain. Saoner received 172.32 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours followed by Kalmeshwar 120.85 mm rain, Hingna 101.20 mm rain.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed for rescue operations in the flood-affected region. While Ratnagiri, Raigad, Kolhapur districts are flooded, Sangli and Amravati are facing a flood-like situation.
More than 50 percent area of the coastal town of Chiplun in Ratnagiri, around 250 km from Mumbai and having a population of over 70,000, has got submerged in floodwaters.
IMD has again issued a 24 hours flash flood risk warning till July 24 with moderate to high-risk places over few watersheds and neighborhood of Konkan and Goa, West and East Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, Vidarbha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha