PANAJI: Incessant rain in several parts of Goa has put normal life out of gear in the state.
Several incidents of tree collapse and falling of electricity poles were also reported due to squally weather.
IMD has warned of an increase in rainfall activity accompanied by gusty winds in the state for next two days due to low pressure areas over.
Due to the heavy rains there where tree uprooting incident in Harmal Pernem and Nirankar. However there were no casualties reported.
In another incident, lightning struck a laundry premises at Karapur in Sankhali. At times strong winds blew plastics and leaves into the air, even as lightning and thunder brought down the downpower, disrupting normal life for well over half an hour.
Also, water logging was reported at various Venues of National Games, however the games were not affected.
“Venues at Campal, Miramar and Fatorda were the most affected due to the water logging,” some officials said.
In Mapusa, waterlogging was witnessed in various places in especially in the low-lying fields. Commuters using the road along the government complex in Mapusa had a tough time as it got inundated with the drains along it getting clogged.
In Panaji, several parts of Goa’s capital Panaji, including the low-lying 18th June Road and Mala area, were inundated on early hours of Tuesday night due to incessant rains.
People had to go through a tough phase with roads dug up for Smart City works in Panaji. Also traffic jams were witnesses across various parts of the state.
The IMD has issued a warning, advising people to avoid open areas and fields during thunderstorms and to also stay away from electric poles seeking shelter beneath trees and weak structures during such weather conditions for their safety.