Monsoon, Weather news highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a red alert in Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Saturday, including Raigad, Ratnagiri, Pune and Kolhapur.
Two persons were washed away in flood waters and one person was injured after a portion of his house collapsed following heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, officials told PTI on Thursday. At least 32 houses were also partially damaged in different talukas of Palghar due to the heavy showers, an official from the district administration said. The district received an average 89.27 mm downpour in the 24-hour period ending at 10 am on Thursday, with Wada taluka receiving the maximum 135 mm rainfall.
In Karnataka’s Udupi and Kodagu districts, where heavy showers are expected this week, schools and colleges have been shut. With heavy rains predicted in vast swathes of Karnataka, state authorities have taken all necessary precautions, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. “NDRF and SDRF deployed in Kodagu, Karwar, and Udupi,” he told ANI.