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Rains, gusty winds hit Goa on Wednesday morning

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Panaji: Heavy rains and gusty winds lashed the coastal state with few low lying areas being flooded on Wednesday.

The sea conditions also remained rough on Wednesday morning with Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing warning to the fishermen against venturing to net the fish.

State government appointed lifeguarding agency, Drishti, has also appealed people not to venture in the Sea while red flags are installed at majority of the spots all along 105 kilometres long coastline.

The IMD on Tuesday evening had forecasted that

Squally wind, speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, was prevailing over Eastcentral Arabian Sea.

“Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely prevail over northeast Arabian Sea along and off remaining districts of south Gujarat coast on Wednesday,” the IMD had said on Tuesday.

“Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely prevail over eastcentral Arabian Sea along and off Karnataka-Goa coasts during next 24 hours,” it had added.

As the rains continued lashing the state on Wednesday, the low lying areas in majority of the cities were inundated.

“There is no news of flood like situation but several roads went under water. There was very less traffic on the road as people preferred to stay indoors,” he said.


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