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Friday's spell of rain cools Amdavadis Sunday, August 19, 2001
Everyone saw it coming. On Friday, the sky was gradually enveloped by dark clouds late in the evening. Then followed heavy showers that lasted around 24) minutes, drenching most of the unsuspecting commuters. However, the showers one of the severest showers of this season thankfully subsided within minutes. The city has so far received 583.67 mm rainfall as informed by the control room set-up by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
On Friday, the city recorded an average nine mm of rainfall between 2pm to 8 pm. The East Zone recorded 14 mm, the West Zone 18.5 mm, the North Zone 4.5 mm, the South Zone two mm and the Central Zone received 10 mm of rainfall. A building collapsed at 1 am on Thursday in Relief Road area but nobody was seriously injured. Three cases of cave-ins were also reported in Odhav, Thakkarbapa Nagar and Isanpur area, as informed by the AMC control room.
Source - Express Newsline