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Daily weather update from Surat

24-Aug-2020

Heavy rainfall early morning. Later during the day no rainfall. Evening some sunshine was seen.

Date/TimeLevel (ft)Est. Inflow (cusec)Est. Outflow (cusec)
24/08/2020 22:00333.45159942.00131102.00
24/08/2020 20:00333.41145522.00131102.00
24/08/2020 18:00333.39174399.00131138.00
24/08/2020 16:00333.33174299.00131038.00
24/08/2020 14:00333.28159882.00131041.00
24/08/2020 12:00333.24159851.00130912.00
24/08/2020 10:00333.20145338.00130918.00
24/08/2020 08:00333.18145338.00130918.00
24/08/2020 06:00333.15159756.00130818.00
23/08/2020 24:00332.95217043.00130424.00
Ukai Dam Level and Inflow Outflow statistics
Date/TimeLevel (mt)Est. Outflow (cusec)
24/08/2020    22:009.23218981.00
24/08/2020    20:009.25220797.00
24/08/2020    18:009.25220797.00
24/08/2020    16:009.25220797.00
24/08/2020    14:009.26221705.00
24/08/2020    12:009.26221705.00
24/08/2020    10:009.27222613.00
24/08/2020    08:009.29224429.00
24/08/2020    06:009.32227153.00
23/08/2020    24:009.22218073.00
Date/TimeTotal Rainfall (mm)
24/08/2020    22:001754.00
24/08/2020    20:001754.00
24/08/2020    18:001754.00
24/08/2020    16:001754.00
24/08/2020    14:001754.00
24/08/2020    12:001754.00
24/08/2020    10:001754.00
24/08/2020    08:001735.00
24/08/2020    06:001734.00
23/08/2020    24:001680.00

23-Aug-2020

It’s been raining whole day.

Date/TimeLevel (ft)Est. Inflow
(cusec)
Est. Outflow
(cusec)
23/08/2020 20:00332.66245843.00115962.00
23/08/2020 18:00332.51158809.00115450.00
23/08/2020 16:00332.46126883.00112463.00
23/08/2020 14:00332.45109446.00109446.00
23/08/2020 12:00332.41142412.0084633.00
23/08/2020 10:00332.34114759.0085919.00
23/08/2020 08:00332.31100339.0085919.00
23/08/2020 06:00332.29100345.0085925.00
22/08/2020 24:00332.29109989.00124508.00
22/08/2020 22:00332.31110111.00124532.00
Ukai Dam Level and Inflow Outflow statistics
Date/TimeTotal Rainfall (mm)
23/08/2020    20:001656.00
23/08/2020    18:001656.00
23/08/2020    16:001648.00
23/08/2020    14:001637.00
23/08/2020    12:001627.00
23/08/2020    10:001614.00
23/08/2020    08:001600.00
23/08/2020    06:001572.00
22/08/2020    24:001530.00
22/08/2020    22:001507.00
Rainfall in Surat

22-Aug-2020

It’s been raining for major part of the day. Ganesh Chaturti celebrations start. Only celebrations at homes. No society or outside gatherings.


21-Aug-2020

Water resided from areas near Parvat Patiya and Limbayat after water subsided from Mithi Kadhi after 5-6 days. SMC cleaning staff has started working on warfront in cleaning all areas which were under water to avoid any kind of diseases prone from waterlogging.

However Bhedwad creek went overflow today and waterlogging was reported in areas surrounding Bhedwad creek. Especially areas like Nagsen Nagar in Pandesara Gam where nearly 1000 houses are located were reported under water upto 1-3 ft deep. Heavy rainfall in upstream and Surat has led to overflow of the creek.

Date TimeDam
Level (ft)
Inflow
(cusec)
Outflow
(cusec)
21/08/2020 06:00333.0659912.0074312.00
20/08/2020 24:00333.1959517.00146137.00
20/08/2020 22:00333.3159697.00147317.00
20/08/2020 20:00333.4474905.00175945.00
20/08/2020 18:00333.5789705.00176227.00
20/08/2020 16:00333.68118675.00176356.00
20/08/2020 14:00333.76118718.00176497.00
20/08/2020 12:00333.84118856.00176635.00
20/08/2020 10:00333.92123485.00166745.00
20/08/2020 08:00333.98123459.00166817.00
Ukai Dam Level and Inflow Outflow statistics
Date/TimeLevel (mt)Est. Outflow (cusec)
21/08/2020  06:009.14210809.00
20/08/2020  24:009.24219889.00
20/08/2020  22:009.24219889.00
20/08/2020  20:009.24219889.00
20/08/2020  18:009.20216252.00
20/08/2020  16:009.14210809.00
20/08/2020  14:009.08205361.00
20/08/2020  12:009.00198097.00
20/08/2020  10:008.89191078.00
20/08/2020 08:008.84187898.00
SURAT CAUSEWAY LEVEL

16-Aug-2020

Date/TimeLevel
(ft)
Est. Inflow
(cusec)
Est. Outflow
(cusec)
16/08/2020 20:00334.1597727.0097727.00
16/08/2020 18:00334.15107932.0093512.00
16/08/2020 16:00334.12119017.0090176.00
16/08/2020 14:00334.07136776.0093515.00
16/08/2020 12:00334.01143395.0085616.00
16/08/2020 10:00333.93124864.0067183.00
16/08/2020 08:00333.83142742.0056123.00
16/08/2020 06:00333.71142718.0056058.00
15/08/2020 24:00333.35128067.0055966.00
15/08/2020 22:00333.25128162.0055962.00
Ukai Dam Level and Inflow Outflow statistics

15-Aug-2020

Date
Time
Dam
Level (ft)
Inflow
(cusecs)
Outflow
(cusecs)
15/08/2020 14:00332.79108667.0050986.00
15/08/2020 12:00332.72108201.0064843.00
15/08/2020 10:00332.6699425.0070585.00
15/08/2020 08:00332.6384944.0070524.00
15/08/2020 06:00332.6185042.0070524.00
14/08/2020 24:00332.5580592.0066172.00
14/08/2020 22:00332.5384921.0070501.00
14/08/2020 20:00332.5184921.0070501.00
14/08/2020 18:00332.44185916.0070456.00
14/08/2020 16:00332.3284791.0070371.00
Ukai Dam Level and Inflow Outflow statistics
Date/TimeCause Way Level (mt)
15/08/2020    14:008.33
15/08/2020    12:008.35
15/08/2020    10:008.38
15/08/2020    08:008.38
15/08/2020    06:008.51
14/08/2020    24:008.64
14/08/2020    22:008.62
14/08/2020    20:008.46
14/08/2020    18:008.28
14/08/2020    16:008.01
Surat Causeway Level

Miniflood – Khadipoor

Flood like situation in low lying areas around Creeks

14-Aug-2020 Total rain as of 4pm today – 1284mm. Causeway is flowing at 8.01m and Ukai Dam level is 332.32ft with 84791 cusecs inflow and 70371 cusecs outflow. Low lying areas near the Mithikhadi and the areas surrounding the creek-bridge have overflown and submerged in knee deep water. Roads were blocked in Morning.

The Trajectory of Mithikhadi River and the areas where water logging is reported
KhadiDanger
Level
Level at
9am
Level at
5pm
Khankra6.50 m6.60 m6.60 m
Bhedwad6.75 m7.00 m6.70 m
Mithikhadi7.50 m8.90 m9.00 m
Bhatena7.70 m7.00 m6.50 m
Simada5.50 m5.50 m5.40 m
Data as published in Gujarat Samachar for 14-Aug-2020

13-Aug-2020 It is raining since two days heavily for whole day. As of today evening 5pm – total rain is 1146mm. Causeway is flowing at 7.61 m. And Ukai dam level is at 331ft. Waterlogged near areas of Mithikhadi Creek like Bharat cancer BRTS road, Parvat Gaon near Saraswati Hindi Mahavidyalay and similar areas in Limbayat.


12-Aug-2020 It has been raining continuously for the last 4 days. Every morning and late night it rains heavily and during the day it rains mildly or sporadically. Today morning it is raining heavily. Total rain till now – 970 mm. Causeway is closed and at 6.69 m at 6am today. Ukai Dam level is 330ft.


24-July-2020 It rained heavily last night. Over 50mm (2inches) of rainfall was registered across all zones of Surat. Total rainfall till now is 714mm.


20-July-2020 It did not rain today in Surat. There has been very almost no rain in the last 3 days. Total rainfall till now is 623mm. It is New Moon day (Amavasya)


17-July-2020 It did not rain in Surat today. Total rainfall in Surat till now is 621mm.

17-July-2020 Weather is clear in Surat compared to last week

15 July 2020 555 mm rainfall has been observed till today.


11-July-2020 Double Rainbow observed in Surat.


Weekly updates from Surat – Lockdown 3.0 against Corona

SURAT DURING LOCKDOWN

India goes into Lockdown 3.0 after announcement from the centre. India went into nation-wide lockdown from 25th March 2020 for 21 days. All districts were closed for movement. Social distancing, quarantine, self-isolation, clustering, hotspots, sanitization and such words become everyday norm. By the end of 21 days, it was felt there is need for extension of lockdown as the cases still were shooting up. On 15 April 2020, extension of lockdown was announced till 3rd May, which will make the entire lockdown duration of 40 days.

By the end of April, the curve for corona cases had gone flat. It was reported that the doubling rate, which was initially 5 days for some locations has gone beyond 10 to 15 days. It was signal that things were under control and situation was getting towards exit protocol. As the industries, factories and many markets were shutdown, people working as daily wagers and laboraries had their own worries to sustain in this circumstances. So it was decided to further move migrant laborers and stranded people to their respective locations by prior seeking permissions, following norms and under-going medical screenings and quarantines as per the severity of cases from their origin of travel location.

Aviation, Railways and State Transports remain shut during lockdown.

By the end of April, lockdown was extended for 2 more weeks, which is termed as Lockdown 3.0 and categorize all locations under various zones based on the cases, severity and frequency in occurence. All locations were classified into RED, ORANGE and GREEN zones. New norms were set as per zones. India seems to be slowly getting back to it’s normal flow. We will have to see how things unfold in the next two weeks.

Majority of cases are seen in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Surat and likewise. Sudden surge in the cases during the first few weeks have left a strong mark on the stabilization of the situation in these cities. But with time, things have returned to the new normal. With health care raising it’s standards and citizens adopting to the situation, gradually everything set into place.

Schools, Colleges, Companies, Factories & many Industries remain shut during lockdown.

Surat fights against corona. Surat being one of the densely populated cities in India as well as the fastest growing cities, it did see the face of corona in its true sense. First week was filled with confusion and eagerness to know what this new global pandemic situation was like. Citizens were stocking up and getting prepared for the situation of lockdown and social distancing. Certain areas were identified as hotspots and soon they were clustered from other parts of the city. As testing went on to increase and new areas identified, there was a point when few areas were kept under curfew to curb the spread of corona cases.

Essential supplies and medical stores were kept open. Proper care was taken to provide relief measures to the needy and stranted. Movement was allowed with the localities during certain hours of the day. With days passing by new norms were being adopted. Satization, disinfection and wearing of masks in public places became the new norm. Covid care centre, hospital, quarantine hostels and home quarantine became part of every day linguistics. Within few weeks, situation was under control. Testing capacity got increased, active survelliance team were able to identify and trace the cases by their expertize, sampling became effective, new areas were identify in early on and clustered. Strong action was being taken against violation of social distancing and movement.

Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Wardboys, Police & Corporation Staff emerge as real Heroes.

In time, everyone got adapted to the situation. Many NGOs rose up to the situation and did every bit of their help in making the city function smoothly. SMC used modern digital technologies to track, trace, locate, update and keep things in check. Schools & colleges started to conducted online classes.

Surat looks to slowly start unfolding it’s arm from these week and by the end of lockdown 3 if the cases go down, city will start to return back it’s usual with hustle and movement.


CORONA DASHBOARD


as of 3rd May 2020, morning

SURAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 638
Active Cases : 477
Patient Recovered : 133
Total Death : 28
Cases Tested : 11879
Under Quarantine : 2199

GUJARAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 5054
Patient Recovered : 896
Total Death : 262
Cases Tested : 74116
Under Quarantine : 45739

DistrictPositiveTestedRecoveredDeaths
Ahmedabad354331811462185
Surat661151499928
Vadodara325434114224
Anand74644315
Gandhinagar671240132

INDIA Corona Updates

Active Cases : 28046
Discharged/Cured : 10632
Deaths : 1301
Total Tested : 976363

State / UTConfirmedActiveRecoveredDeaths
Maharashtra1150691421879485
Gujarat47213750735236
Delhi37382510116761
Madhya
Pradesh
27192050524145
Rajasthan26661488111662

Captivating drone view of Indian Cities during lockdown

We are all staying at home in our fight with corona virus led COVID19 pandemic. During this time, it is an interesting journey to go through various Indian cities via a virtual tour using drone shots by various folks. As we see that our cities look cleaner, beautiful, captivating and serene almost the least. The cities start to look new and refreshing. Go through them all and mention your favourite in the comment section below. Also what you liked the most about Indian cities. Stay safe and stay healthy.

SURAT, shine right like a Diamond !

SURAT DURING LOCKDOWN BY NEERJAFILMS

MUMBAI, amchi Mumbai global city ahe!

MUMBAI DURING LOCKDOWN BY MUMBAILIVE

HYDERABAD, combo of Old n New just like it’s biryani

HYDERABAD DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE HINDU

BENGALURU, one is not just enough

BENGALURU DURING LOCKDOWN BY EAGLE EYE FILMS
BENGALURU DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE NEWS MINUTE

CHENNAI, time travel to the Victorian Era !

CHENNAI DURING LOCKDOWN BY TOI

KOCHI, a drop from God’s own land !

KOCHI DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE HINDU

History of Maskati Hospital 1864 Cholera Outbreak

Surat is in lockdown from 25th March 2020 due to the global pandemic COVID19 caused by novel-corona virus SARS-CoV-2. As we all stay at home and take care of our family and dear ones, it is good to visit some episodes in the history of this city, that has always risen after challenging situations be it floods, plague or epidemics.

LESSONS FROM HISTORY

As we adopt to new way of living with the rise of corona cases across the world, we can learn some valuable lessons from the chapters in history. Here is one such story of an hospital in Surat, which was constructed during the 1864 Cholera outbreak with the help of donations. Such stories create a sense of motivation for us to know, we as human kind have always learn to thrive and survive even some of the dangerous situations. With hopes to curb the current issue in hands, we bring to you this inspiring story from Surat.

In 1864, there was an outbreak of Cholera in Surat, due to which many people were killed. The Collector of that time could convince the donors of Surat to open a new dispensary to serve the poor and needy people of Surat. With generous donations from a Parsi gentleman named Mr. Khursedji Pardumi Parekh, a dispensary called C.F. Parekh dispensary was born. It was laid open by the then Collector of Surat, over period of years, it has developed into a 330 bedded well equipped hospital.

Similarly in 1955, Vohra Maskati family of Surat donated generously to this institute, Then after it became MASKATI CHARITABLE HOSPITAL & C. F. PAREKH DISPENSARY.

At present it is working as non teaching 120 bedded Hospital.

  • CHRONOLOGY

  • 1864 : Established as C.F. Parekh Dispensary.

  • 1865 : Completed construction.
  • 1896 : Saved lives during plague epidemic.
  • 1966 : Recognised for under graduate Medical Student and internship training.
  • 1984 : Blood bank started.
  • 1986 : A.C. I.C.C.U. with all modern Instrument and telematry monitoring system.
  • 1996 : Latest A.C. Burns unit started with 16 separate cabin (A.C.)
  • 2003 : New building of SMIMER Hospital is available, so Maskati Hospital is now non teaching hospital of 120 beds.

    Blood bank shifted to SMIMER Hospital.

SMC is distributing over 9 lakh food packets daily to the needy citizens of Surat, with the help of over 400 NGOs & Akshayapatra.


FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTION IN SURAT DURING CORONA PANDEMIC

SMC cares for the citizens, provides relief of 9 lakh food packets daily.

SURAT MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (SMC) along with the collaboration from NGOs in Surat and Akshayapatra has been taking care of migrants, destitute, stranded, needy, old and suffering individuals during the corona COVID19 pandemic. Initially what started as a help by NGOs to the needy in the first week of lockdown, soon began as a organised means to provide food packets to the citizens of Surat.

More than 400 NGOs and self managed seva-santhas came forward during this lockdown situation which became necessary due to the increase in Corona cases across the country. SMC initially distributed food packets in certain areas and then soon started managing self operated kitchens as well as with the help from Akshayapatra was able to cater to provide around 7 lakh food packets.


READ ALSO: Akshayapatra Foundation provides mid-day meals to schools in Surat.


As of 25 April onwards, over 9 lakh food packets are distributed everyday across Surat by combined efforts from SMC, Akshayapatra, NGOs n Sevasanthas.

SUPPLIED BYFOOD PACKETS
NGOs607370
SMC (AKSHAYAPATRA)116000
SMC KITCHENS191550
TOTAL914920
DISTRIBUTED ATFOOD PACKETS
URBAN HOMELESS800
OLD PERSONS1230
RELIEF CENTRES1350
DISTRIBUTION CENTRES550000
OTHER PLACES361540
TOTAL SURAT914920

TOTAL FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTED : 1,54,03,592
DONATIONS OF FOOD RAW MATERIALS : 1,00,000 + kgs
DONATIONS TO SAMVEDNA CARES : 4.45 Crores

SMC decides to distribute dry ration kit instead of daily food packets to avoid corona infection spread.

PRECAUTION BETTER THAN CURE

Around 100 food distribution centres were being operated by SMC in all zones of the city. Major locations were schools, halls and open places with compounds where social distancing was properly maintained while distributing food packets. However with rise in corona cases it was noticed that gathering of people are one place was not on favour of reducing the impact.

So SMC decided to supply dry ration kits to the needy instead of providing food packets daily cooked. It was decided to gradually distribute the dry ration kits in various locations and phase out distribution centres to avoid any mishap. 87 distribution centres are being operated as of 27-April-2010

ZONEFOOD DISTRIBUTION
CENTRES
SOUTH EAST ZONE (LIMBAYAT)51
NORTH ZONE (KATARGAM)10
SOUTH WEST ZONE [ATHWA]9
WEST ZONE [RANDER]7
CENTRAL ZONE7
SOUTH ZONE [UDHNA]6
EAST ZONE – A [VARACHHA]6
EAST ZONE – B [SARTHANA]4
Grand Total100
FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTRES IN SURAT

SMC’s COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE CITIZENS


TO DONATE FOR SMC CORONA RELIEF FUND

HEROES OF SURAT | SURAT BUSINESSMAN FEEDS 1000 PEOPLE DURING LOCKDOWN

SURAT: Jignesh Gandhi, a 44-year-old businessman from the city, has taken up the cudgels to feed more than 1,000 poor people ever since the lockdown, twice a day. What’s more he even personally visits the localities to provide the food.

“I come from a very poor family and have seen struggle in my life. I can feel the pain of being poor,” said Gandhi, a resident of Bhatar area in the city. Their group, called ‘Alliance Club of Surat Hope’ is actively involved in providing education to more than 5,000 underprivileged children in and around Surat.

“Since the lockdown happened, we decided to reach out to the poor and the daily wage earners, who are the worst hit in this lockdown and are unable to feed themselves. So, we prepare food for 1000 people twice a day and distribute it to people in different localities in the city,” Gandhi told TOI on Saturday.

“A temple in Jahangirpura area has given us their space to cook food for these many people and from there we also distribute the food. There are many daily wagers who have no money at all to buy essentials. We find them out and give them food. We will continue to serve these people till it requires our help,” Gandhi added.

Apart from providing cooked food to people, Gandhi’s NGO has also provided grocery kits to more than 4,800 people in the last 10 days. Each kit contains 5kg flour, 3kg rice, 1 litre edible oil, 2kg tur dal and 1kg of moong dal.

“We are also going to provide medicines to the people living in old-age home in the city,” Gandhi added.


Story originally published on TOI – Surat businessman feeds 1000 poor twice a day