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  • 3,500 people moved to safety as heavy rains continue in Maharashtra
  • Red alert issued for 4 districts of Maharashtra
  • Rivers in some district in spate after heavy rain

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The weather department has issued a red alert has been issued for Raigad, Satara, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri districts indicating heavy to extremely heavy rains. 

Over 3,500 people had been shifted to safer places from flood-prone and vulnerable spots across the state, where several districts, including Mumbai, experienced downpour, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday.

He said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been been deployed wherever required and more personnel will be sent if needed.

The state has been witnessing heavy rains since Monday, with water-logging reported from urban areas, including Mumbai, while the level of some rivers was rising rapidly.

The weather department has issued a red alert has been issued for Raigad, Satara, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri districts indicating heavy to extremely heavy rains.

(with inputs from PTI)

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