Streets flooded as heavy rains continue to batter Jodhpur

Heavy rains continue to batter Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Wednesday, leaving the city flooded.

According to the meteorological center, the city recorded 119 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours, the highest rainfall in July since 1943. In July 2019, the city received 117 mm of rainfall.

Videos of LPG cylinders, cars and other vehicles floating on the streets in the pouring water have gone viral on social media.

Officials said rain in the city began late Monday and continued through Wednesday, leaving residents stranded as roads flooded and traffic came to a halt.

Four trains were canceled and other routes rerouted.

Private and government schools remained closed Wednesday due to flooded roads for a second day.

Meanwhile, the district collector Himanshu Gupta traveled to various places and gave the necessary instructions to the officials.

In view of the flooded streets, bus stops and train stations, the government has also assigned an emergency number to the flood control center.

Meteorological Department officials confirmed that this year’s rains have broken many records and wreaked havoc on many cities in the state.

The district government said more than 30 colonies in the city were submerged in water and as the rains continued, exact casualties could not be estimated.

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