Cloud-burst-like rain in Raigad leaves at least 30 people stranded; Watch scary video

IMD has issued an orange alert in Maharashtra as the region is witnessing incessant rainfall in the region.

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In a major development, at least 30 people are stranded in a cloud-burst-like rain in Raigad, Maharashtra. IMD has issued an orange alert in Maharashtra as the region is witnessing incessant rainfall in the region. As per IMD, Maharashtra is likely to see very heavy rainfall over the next five days, even as Matheran (22 cm) saw the highest rain in India over the past 24 hours. The weather body has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand for July 7. Meanwhile, Raigad cloud-burst-like video is going viral on social media. 

In the viral Raigad video, multiple people can be seen stranded on stairs as waterfall-like water continues to flow downstream. As per Pune's local media reports, rescue operations are underway, and fortunately, there are no casualties reported so far. 

As per reports, on Sunday, there were reports of flooding in parts of Thane district such as Shahpur, Palghar, and Panvel. While red alert indicates take action, orange is for preparedness. According to the IMD classification, heavy rain is in the range of 64.5-115.5 mm, very heavy rain is 115.6-204.4 mm, and extremely heavy rain is above 204.4 mm. The IMD report states that isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan, Goa and central Maharashtra from July 9-11; Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on July 7. 

Reacting to the Raigad rain video, a user wrote, "Why don't the Authorities stop them from entering despite having the forecast information?"

Another user wrote, "Why don't people listen to advisory of authorities? Stay at home!"

One more user wrote, "We have been there and there is no safety guidelines. Anyone without any trekking expertise comes here for weekend gateway during monsoon . Not at all surprised to see this video. I just pray they are safe and govt ensure less !diots visit such places."



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