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The Department of Meteorology of India (IMD) warned of heavy or highly precipitous rainfall in the area up to Friday.
More than 1000 residents in 20 villages in Raigad moved safely to the sound of a red warning on Thursday in the Maharashtra district.
In the previous 24 hours, Raigad was given average precipitation of 58 mm, collector Nidhi Choudhary stated in a release. She stated that a red alert was issued Thursday and Friday in the region and an orange notice for June 12 and 13 with the forecast of high rain.
Because of the possibility of landslides caused by heavy rains, 1,139 residents from 20 towns were moved to safer sites, she added.
In light of the IMD warning against high or extremely high rainfalls in Maharashtra, the Konkan area, from 11 to 15 June, on Wednesday, the State Government asked 12 teams to send in five coastal districts to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
By the afternoon of 10 June, the National Disaster Management Board urged the NDRF Commandant to delegate the teams to the districts of Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg.
According to the request letter issued by K Suryakrishnamurty, Under Secretary of the Disaster Management Unit of the state government says "Collectors of these districts are requested to make all logistical arrangements for the NDRF teams in consonance with the regulations of social distancing and sanitation as issued by the central and the state government."
Source - mint
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