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Surat: Floods may worsen

August 09, 2006 11:59 IST

The flood situation in Surat, which is already grim, is likely to worsen on Wednesday, due to high tide in the Gulf of Khambat, officials said.

Owing to the continuous release of nine lakh cusecs of water from the Ukai dam in river Tapti, more than 80 percent of Surat is already under water, police commissioner Sudhir Sinha told PTI.

The situation is likely to worsen due to high tide in the Gulf of Khambhat as the sea is not absorbing the river water, officials said. "The water logging will continue for two to three days as the release of nine lakh cusecs of water still continues from the Ukai dam," Sinha said.

Most of 35 lakh population of Surat is badly affected by the worst deluge ever faced by the city, which has also claimed six lives.

Sinha said the casualties will go up if the water sheet covers first floor of houses and buildings in the vicinity of Tapti river.

"As of now the situation is under control as people are taking shelter on roof tops," he said adding that people are facing extreme problem of procuring food, water, medicine and milk.

Surat MLA Dhiru Gajera said, "Though human casualties are less until now, hundreds of cattle, stray dogs and cats have died in the flooding."



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Sub: provide correct information

i request govt officials to provide updated information that how much water from ukai dam is still to be released so that people can be ...


Posted by dr govind jajoo





Sub: Pray for Surat

We should pray for people of Surat who are going tgrough one of the most difficult times of their lives. I had the opportunity of ...


Posted by Prabhat Dubey





Sub: Commence Mass Infrastructure Projects

This is called double wastage process or creating proverty every year. In rainy months there are floods in India, in summer there is a drought! ...


Posted by John Payso





Sub: May Almighty help those.

Those people who are the victims of the floods. A city of 40 lakh people inundated in some places upto 20 to 25 feet is ...


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Sub: SURAT FLOODS DUE TO MISMANAGEMENT OF THE AUTHORITYY

Dears, It is great unfortunate situation of excess over flooding of the river tapti thtrough release of water from Ukai dam.This could have been avoided ...


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