- Rains, cyclonic winds create havoc across State
Rains, cyclonic winds create havoc across State
On Thursday, Panjim recorded more than 8 cms of rainfall; 9 houses damaged in Cacra; IMD’s yellow warning requesting citizens to keep a watch on the weather and be alert
PANJIM: Rains accompanied by cyclonic winds created havoc across Goa as houses were damaged due to tree falling incidents and most low lying areas were flooded.
Panjim recorded more than 8 cms of rainfall on Thursday with the total rainfall between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 5.30 pm on Thursday recorded at 18.29 cms.
In a major incident the cyclonic winds on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday caused heavy damage to 9 houses in Cacra near the Goa University. In the incident, two women were injured and are undergoing treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) in Bambolim after a banyan tree collapsed on the roof of the house.
The victims’ family informed that late night due to the cyclonic winds a mango tree and a banyan tree fell on the residential homes. The mango tree damaged 2 houses while the banyan tree damaged 7 houses including one with the concrete terrace in which the two elderly women were sleeping. The concrete roof collapsed due to the impact of the tree fall.
The victims’ relative informed that since the part of the roof collapsed near the feet of the women, the victims did not sustain grievous injuries however were admitted in GMC and are undergoing treatment.
Deputy Collector along with the Mamlatdar inspected the site and assured to expedite the relief to the victims.
Meanwhile, the capital city was flooded due to the incessant rains throughout the day as the rains accompanied by high tide reversed the flow of water in the drains.
CCP Mayor Uday Madkaikar said the municipality was helpless as the rains have been accompanied by high tide. “Most city roads are flooded as the flow in the drains has reversed due to high tide. The water levels will subside after 9 pm once the low tide sets in. If the rains continue this way then we will have major issues”, he added.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning requesting citizens to keep a watch on the weather and be alert. IMD Goa has forecast moderate rainfall at most places and heavy rainfall at isolated places across the state on Friday and Saturday.