High alert issued in parts of Goa after IMD warning

Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 17:49 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that "moderate rainfall spells are most likely to affect most places over North Goa and South Goa districts during the next 3 hours."

High alert issued in parts of Goa after IMD warning
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urged the people to contribute to the Chief Minister's relief fund. Pic/IANS

Panaji: A high alert has been issued on the coast, banning people from venturing in the sea, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that "moderate rainfall spells are most likely to affect most places over North Goa and South Goa districts during the next 3 hours."

"A few places over North Goa and South Goa districts are very likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall spells during this period," IMD stated. Several villages in the state's Bardez, Pernem and Bicholim Talukas in North Goa continue to reel under floods, Sawant said.

"The villages in Bardez, Pernem and Bicholim are flooded after water from Tillari Irrigation Project was released due to heavy rains in the catchment areas of Maharashtra," Sawant told ANI.

Sawant on Thursday also urged industrialists and people of Goa to contribute liberally to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help the state government carry out relief and rehabilitation work due to damage caused by the sustained onslaught of monsoons.

Minister for Ports Michael Lobo announced in the state Assembly today that he will donate three months salary of Rs 5 lakh to the CM relief fund to provide relief to those affected due to floods. He also urges his colleagues to donate to the CM relief fund.

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