As the pounding rains ransack cities and towns in western India, the animals are not far from its adverse effects. In a recent video, a cow stuck in the midst of floods was seen being rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team in Kamshet, Pune.
Earlier in the day, a humongous crocodile was spotted on the busy streets of Vadodara in Gujarat. The crocodile who was assumed to have escaped the overflowing Vishwamitri river was captured with great effort by the National Disaster Response Force.
The weather department had on Friday predicted intense heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday due to a low- pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. The IMD also predicted heavy rainfall in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra.
BMC ISSUES WARMING FOR CITIZENS
In view of heavy rain warning and alert issued by the IMD, the BMC had issued a 'beach safety appeal' to citizens, the civic official said. "We appeal citizens to avoid venturing near sea or walking in water logged areas. In any emergency call us on 1916," the official said.
With the state of Maharashtra under high alert, normal life came to a standstill. The intense rains crippled and disrupted train and air traffic. While many places in the outskirts of Mumbai like Thane were submerged, other low- lying area continue to be under the radar.
However as the incessant rains take over the western cities of India, NDRF is leaving no stone unturned to exert as much effort into rescuing those who are stuck in the floods.
AMID ONGOING TENSION, IAF COMES TO RESCUE
While schools in Pune and Nasik have been declared closed for the upcoming day, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the Indian Air force are putting in their best efforts to rescue those in trouble.
In their recent feat, the IAF was seen successfully airlifting residents of Kandivali in Thane district who were devoured by the plundering rain.