PANJIM/MARGAO: Teams of the North Goa District Disaster Management Response (DDMR) were pressed into service with mamlatdars and talathis rushing to various sites from where flooding or other incidents were reported.
Fire & Emergency Services received more than 50 calls from both districts, majority of which were related to flooding, landslides and water logging.
DDMR chief Nila Mohanan said the inspecting officials submitted their reports to the respective departments. Sources said that some parts of Bicholim and Ponda talukas witnessed landslides as a result of which traffic was disrupted for several hours.
“There have been some disruptions owing to the rainfall since Thursday night. However, no major losses or loss of lives have been reported to us so far,” Mohanan told Herald. The total loss/damage done due to the rains is still being estimated, an official said.
Sources said that residents living at vulnerable places have been asked to be vigilant and evacuate to a safer place in case of emergency.
The South Goa Disaster Management Authority was also kept busy all day. Reports from talathis show that the damage caused by the heavy downpour extensive but not severe.
In Ponda taluka, one tree uprooted at Godamol, Shiroda which fell on a school compound wall. A retaining wall collapsed at Naga Masjid & Ayyapa temple, Sapna Park, Bethoda.
In Mormugao, a wall of a house collapsed at Sada. Three complaints were received from one Rajendra Naik that rainwater entered his house and damaged household items. An old dilapidated shed in the property of one Ratnakar Kamat collapsed in Cortalim.
Also in Cortalim, water levels rose above the nullah walls near Mangeshi temple which led to the collapse of the retaining wall of nullah, one mango tree collapsed and water entered the house of one Rosy Vaz. Nilesh Nalvekar, Vasco reported that rainfall washed away parts of two house. The houses were flooded. An order was issued to vacate the houses immediately and they were temporarily put up at rehabilitation board, Rumdavada Vasco.
In Salcete, a tree collapsed at Kenibab Hotel, Fatorda. Paroda village was flooded. In Quepem, two mango trees were uprooted, one a Nagvem Malkharnem and other at Khandevada, Curchorim
Interestingly, the floods at many places in Fatorda, Nuvem and Lotoulim was not reported. Also a tree collapse at Loutolim was not reported. The last update received by Herald was at around 7 pm in the evening.