From the 10th July, 2013, a continuous rainfall has disturbed the routine life of locals of Valsad. Heavy atmosphere pressure is created in the weather of Valsad district and around 22 inches of rainfall has been recorded by the Weather department of Valsad district. On the roads of Valsad, nearly 4 feet rain water has accumulated and it has created the situation of complete road transportation failure. In the lower areas of Valsad, high alert has been announced and more than 70 families have been shifted on the higher places to reduce the chances of death.
In the residential area namely “Dhobi Talav”, 3 houses are totally destructed due to heavy rainfall. “Auranga” river and many other small rivers are totally accumulated with rain water and there are many chances that if the rain will not stop, then flooding situation may arise in the Valsad district. Re-test of standard 10th has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall and holidays are declared in the Schools.
Different areas of Valsad district namely Tithal road, Government colony, Halar Nanakvada, Saraswati Vidyalaya, RadhaKrishna Society, Jalaram Society, Swaminarayan nagar, Sulam, Gitanjali colony, Kumar Chatralaya, Dhagora nagar, etc. are badly filled with the rain water that bikes are almost disappeared and only bonnet of cars are visible. Entire Valsad district is on the high alert right now.
Electricity system is failed in the Valsad and railway tracks are filled with the rain water of 2 to 3 feets. Many trains are cancelled of Western railway. All trains which are cancelled due to heavy rainfall are 12922/12921 (Surat-Mumbai Central-Surat Flying Ranee Express), 12933 (Karnavati Express), 12931 (Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Double Decker Express), 59024/59023 (Valsad-Mumbai Central-Valsad Fast Passenger), 12929/12930 (Valsad-Dahod-Valsad Intercity Express), 59038 (Surat-Virar Shuttle), 59047 (Virar-Sirat Shuttle),19114/19113 (Vadodara-Bhilad-Vadodara Express),19109/19110 (Valsad-Ahmedabad-Valsad Gujarat Queen Express) and 19130/19129 (Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Ahmedabad Intercity Express). Moreover, 12934 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Karnavati Express and 12932 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Double Decker Express have been cancelled between Surat-Mumbai Central. Similarly, 59050 (Viramgam-Valsad Express) cancelled between Vadodara-Valsad and reversed as Vadodara-Viramgam.
Even Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Gujarat Express has been stopped at Vapi, Shatabdi Express is blocked at Udvada. Disaster team of Valsad District is on high alert as weather department has announced the chances of heavy rainfall in next 48 hours.
Videos of Heavy rain in Valsad in 2013