Pune under yellow alert due to heavy rains

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Pune district, along with Mumbai, is on a “yellow alert” for the coming three days, starting Wednesday, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“The strength of the system which was formed in the Bay of Bengal is reducing, but it is expected to cross Pune district and adjacent areas. Heavy rain in isolated areas is expected for Pune city on Wednesday and Thursday, though overall, rainfall will be moderate. However, the ghat areas of the district may get heavy to very heavy rain,” said Anupam Kashyapi, IMD head, Pune.
On Tuesday, Pune city received 5.9mm of rain while Lohegaon received 6.0mm. Kashyapi stated that the rains will continue for the whole week in several parts of Maharashtra including the Vidarbha region. Due to heavy rains and thunder forecasts, district officials have been instructed to be on high alert and people, particularly those living in low-lying areas have been told to remain safe.
Districts like Kolhapur, Satara, Sindhudurg, and Osmanabad are on red alert. While for districts like Ratnagiri, Solapur, Sangli, Parbhani and Beed, IMD has issued an orange alert.
According to the data by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune Shivajinagar received 96mm rainfall on Wednesday, leaving several schools, roads, housing societies, and parking areas flooded. According to reports, four people were washed away in floodwaters of a stream in Daund Tehsil. A total of 10 vehicles were washed away in separate incidents in rural parts of the district. Two instances of wall collapse were reported from Sahkar Nagar in southern Pune. Several low-lying areas reported flooding and power cuts were seen in many parts of the city. However, the electric supply was restored by Thursday morning.

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