Four days on, Konkan receives heavy rain
Four days after Cyclone Phyan almost hit the west coast of India, some parts of Maharashtra are still receiving heavy rain.mumbai Updated: Nov 16, 2009 01:50 IST
Four days after Cyclone Phyan almost hit the west coast of India, some parts of Maharashtra are still receiving heavy rain.
Konkan recorded 24mm of rain in an hour-and-a-half on Sunday evening. And in the last two days, Sindhudurg has received a total of 55mm of rain.
“It’s the leftover impact of the cyclone which will fizzle out in a day or two,” explained RV Sharma, Director of Indian Meteorological Department.
On Sunday, the Coast Guard found a boat with 11 fishermen from Cochin on board.
Till Saturday, 74 fishermen from Konkan, Goa and Kerala who were out at sea on 11 boats on November 11, were still missing. “Six boats and 16 fishermen were missing in Sindhudurg and five boats and 29 people missing in Ratnagiri. The death toll has touched 13,” said S.C. Mohanty, director of state disaster management cell.
The coastal districts of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri in Konkan were worst hit by gusty winds and heavy rain caused by the cyclone that travelled barely 150 km from the coast.