2021 Saurashtra flood

Following heavy rain in September 2021, the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state of India was affected by severe flooding. It resulted in death of at least six people.

2021 Saurashtra flood
DateSeptember 2021
LocationSaurashtra, Gujarat, India
Deaths6

FloodEdit

Starting 12 September 2021, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagadh as well as districts of Saurashtra were severely affected by heavy rain in short period of time resulting in flood. Several roads were damaged and connectivity was lost for several villages.[1][2] A national highway and 18 state highways were closed in these districts.[2]

Relief and rescueEdit

The personnel from National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), Indian Air Force and Indian Navy were deployed to carry out relief and rescue operations.[1] Fifteen teams of NDRF were sent to Jamnagar district.[3] Indian Navy sent six teams for assistance as well as teams from INS Valsura.[1] More than 7000 people were evacuated and 200 more were rescued.[1][2] At least six people died in flood related incidents in September 2021.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Maniar Ghanghar, Gopi; Negi, Manjeet (14 September 2021). "Over 7,000 evacuated from flood-hit areas in Gujarat; NDRF, Navy carry out relief ops". India Today. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Mehrotra, Vani (14 September 2021). "Gujarat: Heavy rains lash Rajkot, Jamnagar; over 200 rescued, 7,000 shifted to safer places". www.indiatvnews.com. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  3. ^ Maniar Ghanghar, Gopi (13 September 2021). "NDRF rescues 31 stranded in Kalavad as floods ravage Gujarat's Jamnagar". India Today. Archived from the original on 13 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Gujarat: Six dead in Saurashtra monsoon mayhem, nearly 5,000 shifted | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. 14 September 2021. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2021.