PANJIM: The continuous rains caused major havoc in Goa with many roads and localities inundated. Rivers, dams, lakes were overflowing with IMD Goa putting the State on Orange alert with possibility of heavy rainfall till July 23.
The coastal State was on Red alert since Sunday with State recording over 7.20 inches (182.7) mm of rainfall in last 48 hours putting the normal life to standstill. With 5.19 inches (132 mm) of rainfall July 19 turned out to be the wettest day of the season so far.
The total southwest monsoon has crossed 75 inches (1900mm) which is almost 23 per cent access to the normal average of 61 inches (1550.2 mm).
Goa is witnessing heavy showers since last one week. The incessant showers that started late Saturday (July 17), continued leading to water logging at several locations. Major cities like Panjim, Margao, Ponda witnessed major flooding while several villages too submerged under water.
The traffic movement was affected due to water overflowing at several locations and highway expansion works. The drainages were also seen overflowing at several locations. The low lying areas witnessed major waterlogging.
With the sea continuing to remain rough, the IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea.
The disaster management authorities are on alert monitoring the situation. So far no casualty is reported.
The month of June ended with 37 inches of rains, while July so far has recorded 38 inches of rains.