Heavy rain turns Sattari’s roads to rivers; people, vehicles stranded | Goa News. indiabusinessport.com

VALPOI: Heavy rain lashed Sattari taluka on Friday. Roads were completely submerged and water entered several shops in the market area and houses, too. Not only were many vehicles seen stranded on the inundated roads, but government and private employees working in Valpoi and others areas were also left stuck in the town.
With the road near the Valpoi community health centre going under water, several patients found it impossible to enter and exit the healthcare facility.
Valpoi resident Imran Khan told TOI that he along with others rescued two children who were on their way for tuitions. “The children were confused and scared after seeing the high water level on the road. They started running in anxiety, but the water was above their waist level. We immediately rushed to their aid, brought them out of the water and brought them to safety on the side of the road,” Khan said.
Another resident said that a few passenger buses that were plying on a submerged stretch were damaged. In many places, passengers were seen pushing buses after their engines stalled. Several two-wheelers also met with the same fate on Sattari’s inundated roads.
Upset citizens told TOI that the waterlogging was a result of Valpoi Municipal Council’s negligent attitude in executing pre-monsoon works. “If we complain to the council they tell us that the road is faulty,” citizens said.
A few hours after the flooding situation, council workers were seen clearing the drain pipes, which were choked. Vishal Salgaokar from Velus whose house was inundated told TOI: “Few electric equipment were damaged and cooking utensils washed away.”
The India Meteorological department (IMD) attributed the heavy rainfall to a circulation over east central Arabian Sea, off the coast of Karnataka. The circulation, the easterly winds in the mid troposphere and the increase in day time temperature is expected to bring in more moisture over Goa resulting in thunderstorms, the IMD said.

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