Maharashtra Chief Minister held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts. He has directed the Disaster Management units and concerned departments to stay alert and start rescue operations.
IMD has placed Raigad and Ratnagiri on red alert with chances of extremely heavy rain at isolated places on Thursday. Marathwada is very likely to receive widespread rainfall during the next one to two days.
Breaking an all time record of highest 24 hour rainfall in July, Mahabaleshwar recorded 480 mm rain with 24 hours ending at 8.30am on Thursday. Before this, the highest 24 hour rainfall was recorded on July 7, 1977 at 439.8 mm.
Meanwhile, in Mumbai at least 34 long-distance trains have been cancelled, 26 diverted and 34 short-terminated after the tracks got damaged due to landslides in certain sections.