Lashing the coastal areas and throwing the normal life out of gear at many places, heavy rains in the South-West Goa have completely set the continuous downpour to a huge traffic jam on the Panaji-Margao highway due to accumulation of water.
“Heavy rains will continue for the next three days with the south-west monsoon setting in completely over the coastal state”, informed the Indian Meteorological Department officer on Wednesday.
The arrival of south-west monsoon got delayed by nearly a fortnight in Goa this year. With today’s showers, the sluggish monsoon seems to be gathering strength. “We have taken adequate pre-monsoon measures but there are some spots where one cannot stop flooding. We have adopted long-term measures to tackle such situations”, Uday Madkaikar, Mayor, Corporation of City of Panaji said.
He further informed that adequate measures were taken to ensure that the common people are not inconvenienced. With the Cyclone Vayu speculations headed earlier this week, the coastal areas have been put on alert by the Weather Department of heavy rains and followed temperature.
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