Maharashtra Rains: Red Alert in Raigad; more than 1,000 people moved to safer places | India News

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Maharashtra Rains: Red Alert in Raigad;  more than 1,000 people moved to safer places |  India News


RAIGAD: A Red alert has been sounded in Raigad district of Maharashtra, warning of heavy to extreme rains through Friday, prompting the district administration to relocate more than 1,000 people from 20 villages to safer locations.
The district received an average rainfall of 58 mm in the last 24 hours, Collector Nidhi choudhary it said in a statement.
He said that in light of the prediction of heavy downpours, a red alert was issued in the district for Thursday and Friday and an orange alert for June 12 and 13.
Since there is a risk of landslides due to heavy rains, 1,139 people from 20 villages have been moved to safer places, he said.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had confirmed on Saturday the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Maharashtra to Harnai on the coast. Ratnagiri District.

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