first_imgHeavy rains across the state has led to floods with dozens of villages cut off from main towns as roads and railway tracks are submerged in flood waters. In Saurashtra region, more than 500 people stranded in their houses were shifted to safe locations in various places due to water logging on Saturday.”Due to torrential rains, more than 50 villages have been affected in Saurashtra and North Gujarat regions,” a government official said, adding the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been pressed into service. “Around 30 villages in the state are still cut off as internal roads are flooded,” the official added. In some villages in Saurashtra, dozens of cattle were swept away in gushing waters or drowned. On Saturday, Saurashtra, North Gujarat and South Gujarat received heavy rains, disrupting normal life in interior villages. According to met department, Gujarat will continue to receive moderate to heavy rains for next few days. The authorities have advised fishermen to not venture into sea for fishing while all coastal district authorities have been alerted to be prepared for flood situation.last_img

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