Monsoon rains is slowly and steadily picking up momentum and Maharashtra as heavy rain lashed the state in the past couple of days. Indian Meteorological Department has issued a clear cut warning of heavy rains in the next couple of days. Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Pune and Nashik received heavy showers with water logging reported in low lying areas. The warnings will have to be taken seriously to avoid human loss and damage to property. State disaster management cell, on their part should be able to meet the challenges with more work force to avoid calamities in Vidarbha. These areas were having deficit of rains in the last couple of years and now over 100 villages are marooned in the heavy rains. As the heavy rain forecast sound warning, disaster management cell should go all out and make sure the situation is handled without much fuss but with more care. Sound warning should be issued for public going out on these days. People wade through flooded water as Godavari overflows after downpour. Cranes were used to airlift tractors and train derailment has been reported in this sector. Monsoon mayhem makes the life more miserable in many districts.
S. Abhishek Ramaswamy
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