Panaji, Aug 9 : The heavy rain during the last few days has battered many parts of Goa even as weather department has predicted that rainfall will continue till Saturday.
According to Meteorological Centre, Goa, development of a cyclonic circulation over the Arabian sea is likely to bring more rains in various parts of the state.
A cyclonic circulation existed between 7.6 km and 9.5 km heights above sea level off Kerala coast in Arabian sea, an official of Indian Meteorological Department said.
Meanwhile, the heavy rain has claimed two lives in the state. While a person from Karanzole, Sattari, was reportedly washed away by flood waters in Jamboti village near Belgavi district (Karnataka), in another incident a 25-year-old man from Sattari too was washed away in Satre river at Derode village in Valpoi.
Food supply in the coast state has been badly hit. While chicken, mutton, beef shops remained shut in the capital city, there was shortage of vegetables in various markets of the state. There was shortage of milk supply as well.
Major rivers of the state had swelled. Following release of water from Tilari Dam, there was situation of panic in the villages of Pernem and Bicholim Taluka, though situation was under control. Camurlim, Nadora, Revora, Colvale and Pirna villages in Bardez Taluka too were affected. (UNI)