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Heavy Rains and Floods Updates: Two IAF choppers deployed for rescue operations in Belagavi, nine dead in Karnataka
  • 20:32 (IST)

    Two Indian Air Force choppers were deployed in Belagavi district for rescue operations

  • 20:31 (IST)

    Sangli boat accident: Maharashtra CM announces Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of deceased

    Talking to the media, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that four people lost their lives in Kolhapur on Thursday, while 3,813 houses were damaged. He said that 390 water supply schemes became dysfunctional due to floods.

    Fadnavis said that Rs 5 lakh compensation will be given to the kin of those who lost their lives in the Sangli boat capsize. He also said that the government is working to ease petrol and diesel shortage, adding that ministers Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, MP Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati and other leaders assisting and monitoring rescue and relief measures.

    He said that Home Minister Amit Shah assured all assistance required to the state and that he spoke to BS Yediyurappa on Almatti dam discharge. Fadnavis added that a team of doctors in Mumbai has been readied to travel to affected districts, if required, while enough stock of medicine is being made available. “Evacuation and saving people’s lives is the top priority at the moment. Restoration of electric supply is also a prime agenda,” he said.

    Crops over 67,000 hectares are damaged in Kolhapur district.

  • 20:21 (IST)

    In video of rescue operations in Maharashtra's Sangli, NDRF vowed to 'leave no one behind'

  • 20:17 (IST)

    An unoccupied house in Kerala's Kalpetta collapsed due to heavy rains in the district

  • 20:16 (IST)

    BBMP members, corporators to donate month's salary to CM Relief Fund


    After the flood situation worsened in Karnataka, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) members announced that they will donate a month's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Over 198 ward corporators of the BBMP pledged to donate the said amount.

    Earlier in the day, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare directorate issued directions to district surgeons and health and family development officers to not grant any leaves till 15 August due to flood situation in the state.

    ANI

  • 20:10 (IST)

    Shilling siblings donate Rs 50,000 from pocket money for flood relief

    Three siblings in Shillong donated Rs 50,000 from their pocket money to the chief minister's relief fund to help flood victims in the state, PTI reported. Joyharvard N Marak, who is currently studying at Shillong Commerce College, and his siblings Tengsu and Dede Richa handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at his office.

    Over 1.65 lakh people have been affected in the state this year due to floods in two districts -- West Garo Hills and South West Garo Hills - the official sources said. Authorities have set up relief camps for the victims and provided them with basic amentities, they added.

    PTI

  • 20:07 (IST)

    27 dead in Pune division, two lakh evacuated from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara​


    27 people have died due to floods in five districts of Pune division, Deepak Mhaisekar divisional commissioner, told ANI. Over two lakh people have been evacuated from three districts, namely Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara.

  • 20:02 (IST)

    Andhra Pradesh CM announces Rs 5,000 compensation for each flood-affected family in state

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit Polavaram and Devipatnam regions in East and West Godavari districts, even as the water level at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram crossed the second danger mark. Over 13.47 lakh cusecs of floodwater was flowing into the SAC Barrage on the Godavari and that much was being discharged into the Delta canal systems and Bay of Bengal, according to officials.

    Jagan announced a special relief of Rs 5,000 to each flood-affected family which have lost their livelihood. More than 70 percent of the inundated villages were tribal habitations, he pointed out. He asked officials to supply essential commodities to families in inundated villages as well as those marooned. Besides paying compensation for crop loss, the chief minister directed officials to supply fresh seeds free-of-cost.

  • 19:59 (IST)

    150 families evacuated amid heavy rains in Goa

    Around 150 families have been evacuated in four tehsils of Goa following heavy rains and release of water from Tillari dam on Goa-Maharashtra border, the state government informed on Thursday. The evacuations took place in the Pernem, Bicholim, Canacona and Bardez tehsils over the last 48 hours.

  • 19:57 (IST)

    16 deaths relating to floods and rains in South India

    At least 16 people have died in rain-related incidents over the past few days in parts of South India. Four deaths were reported from Kerala and three in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. An alert has been sounded in four districts of Kerala and over 2,000 people have been shifted to relief camps. In Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, a third warning signal was raised as the flood level at Gotta Barrage on River Vamsadhara crossed 1.11 lakh cusecs.

    Torrential rains battered hilly Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, 43,858 people from affected districts in northern, coastal and Malnad have been evacuated by rescue teams comprising Fire and Emergency department, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Army. Nine people have been killed in various rain-related incidents, with Belagavi suffering the maximum casualty of six, authorities said. Two persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttara Kannada district.

    A 50-year-old man was killed in Attappadi, a tribal hamlet in Palakkad district, after a tree fell on his house while a one year-old girl died following landslip in Idukki. Another death was reported from Kannur when a 58-year-old man drowned when he fell into a stream, sources said. In Coimbatore, two contract labourers were killed and another critically injured when the godown keeping railway parcels collapsed in the early hours Thursday, police said. A 65-year-old man died after his house collapsed near Udhagamandalam following incessant rains over the past four days.

    PTI

  • 19:46 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers to help extensively in flood-affected regions

  • 19:44 (IST)

    Rs 5,000 crore required for relief and rehabilitation in flood-hit Karnataka, says BS Yediyurappa

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa made a fervent appeal to the people to donate generously, saying at least Rs 5,000 crore would be required for relief and rehabilitation in flood-hit and rain-affected areas. In view of the flood situation in many parts of the State, Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy has donated Rs 10 crore for the CM Relief Fund, he said, adding, Swami Sampadana Sri of Chikkodi (Belagavi) has donated Rs two lakh.

    In addition, at least 30,000 houses were required to be built. Yediyurappa also said, “We will provide boats, helicopters and whatever is required for rehabilitation work. I will not leave this place (Belagavi) until I make proper arrangements.”​

    Yediyurappa also said four teams of public representatives have been formed to supervise relief operations in different flood and rain-affected areas. The Belagavi team would be headed by him and Union Minister of State for Railway Suresh Angadi whereas former chief minister Jagadish Shettar would lead the Dharwad team. KS Eshwarappa would head the Shivamogga team while Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje would head the coastal team, he said.

    The district administration has declared holiday for schools and colleges till 10 August.

    PTI

  • 19:26 (IST)

    Flood water rushes from under the Kovilkadav Bridge in Munnar, Kerala

    Image by PTI

  • 19:17 (IST)

    Army swung into action, with two columns of the DSC were deployed in Kerala's Virajpet and Wayanad, tweeted PRO Defence Trivandrum.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    Karnataka Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief team engaged in rescuing people in distress in Karnataka's Kirwatti


    Meanwhile, various agencies like Army, Navy, Air Force, NDRF, Indian Coast Guard, SDRF and local bodies are carrying our rescue and relief operations, it was discussed during a meeting chaired by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. "We are making available maximum teams from all across the nation," he said.

    Fadnavis instructed for various measures for provision of food, drinking water, healthcare, shelter and coordination among all the agencies.

  • 18:25 (IST)

    PTI shared an image of the heavily-flooded Sangli district

  • 18:23 (IST)

    Landslide hits Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road ghat section


    Railway track restoration work was carried out in Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat section in Siribagilu area after a landslide occurred due to heavy and incessant rain in the region, ANI reported.

    As monsoon intensified in the region, a landslide occurred near Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat in Siribagilu, after which mud and rocks blocked the railway track. A restoration operation under the supervision of Divisional Railway Manager, Aparna Garg was effectuated.

  • 18:03 (IST)

    Red alert to be in force in districts along the western coast till tomorrow, with predictions of heavy rains and gusty winds, according to IMD

  • 17:52 (IST)

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan chairs high-level meeting; Schools, colleges in Malappuram, Wayanad to remain closed for two days

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan chaired a high-level meeting with the top government officials to take stock of the flood-like situation in the state. The Chief Minister has ordered district collectors to monitor the situation continuously. All schools and colleges in Malappuram and Wayanad districts will remain closed for two days, Kerala Disaster Management Authority said.

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Railways runs special train between Miraj and Karad in view of heavy rains

    In view of excessive rainfall leading to water-logged roads in parts of Maharashtra, Railways is running a special train between Miraj and Karad, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal tweeted. He also wrote that railways has also dispatched essential items, like groceries and medicines to the flood-affected areas of Belagavi in Karnataka.

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Western Railway cancels some trains between 8 and 12 August due to water-logging at Kim and Kosamba stations

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Mumbai Youth Congress party workers protest against BMC for the potholes on the road using rubber ducks

  • 16:38 (IST)

    People in Madhya Pradesh's Betul celebrate on receiving rainfall after three years


    After suffering from three years of absence of rainfall in the area, residents of Betul in Madhya Pradesh were seen celebrating when water entered into the Tapti temple from the overflowing Sarovar dam. The locals bathed and clicked pictures amid the waterlogged corridors of the temple.

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Konkan Railways cancels six trains between 8 and 11 August

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    Two died and five were injured after wall of a house collapsed in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis visits Kolhapur


    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Shivaji Nagar area in Kolhapur to review rescue and relief operations. He met flood-affected people staying at Kalyani Hall in Kolhapur and also assured farmers compensation.

  • 15:50 (IST)

    Army conducts rescue operations in Belagavi, where six people have died due to heavy rains and floods

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Visuals of Satpura dam in Madhya Pradesh

    Incessant rainfall in Madhya Pradesh's Betul has led to a rise in the water levels in Satpura dam in the Sarni area.

  • 15:32 (IST)

    Visuals of rescue operations in Kerala's Kozhikode

    Several teams of the NDRF conducted rescue and relief operations in Kerala's Kozikhode after the areas of the district flooded following heavy rainfall in the state.

  • 15:23 (IST)

    Three people missing, three feared drowned in boat capsize accident in Maharashtra's Sangli

    The Maharashtra district administration in Sangli said that nine people had died in the rescue boat capsizing accident while three were feared drowned. Three were still missing, the statement said, while 15 people were rescued. There were 30 people on the boat.

    Reports also said that at least 1 lakh people have been displaced in the state since the flood-like situation started three days ago. CNN-News18 reported that locals accused the state administration of being absent while the situation worsened over the last few days.

  • 15:15 (IST)

    Maharashtra and Karnataka CMs speak over flood situation in neighbouring states

     

    The Maharashtra chief minister's office in a statement on Thursday said that Devendra Fadnavis had spoken to Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, asking to release 5 lakh cusecs of water from the Almatti Dam in Karnataka. Yediyurappa agreed, reports said, as the move will help to bring down the water level in Sangli, Maharashtra.

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Karnataka Opposition slams BS Yediyurappa for 'one-man cabinet' as flood-like situation worsens

     

    The BJP government in Karnataka, led by BS Yediyurappa, was the target of the Opposition's scathing criticism on Thursday as Congress and JD(S) leaders slammed the chief minister for his absence, and a dysfunctional state government.

    Yediyurappa, who was in Delhi at a time when Karnataka is reeling under a flood-like situation for the past week, has been running a one-man government even though two weeks have passed since he came to power.

    Read the entire report here

  • 15:08 (IST)

    Devendra Fadnavis takes stock of flood-like situation in parts of Maharashtra

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis took stock of the flood situation in the state's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts through an aerial survey with other state ministers.

    22 rescue teams deployed in Maharashtra's Kolhapur as flood-like situation worsens Reports on Thursday said that 22 teams were aiding the rescue and relief operations in Maharashtra's Kolhapur after a rescue boat carrying 30 people capsized in Sangli district and led to the death of nine people. The teams include teams from the NDRF, the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard, the Indian Army, the State Disaster Response Force. 11 of the 22 teams have been deployed in Sangli.

  • 15:05 (IST)

    22 rescue teams deployed in Maharashtra's Kolhapur as flood-like situation worsens

    Reports on Thursday said that 22 teams were aiding the rescue and relief operations in Maharashtra's Kolhapur after a rescue boat carrying 30 people capsized in Sangli district and led to the death of nine people.

    The teams include teams from the NDRF, the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard, the Indian Army, the State Disaster Response Force. 11 of the 22 teams have been deployed in Sangli.

  • 14:36 (IST)

    NCP says Maharashtra govt's 'inefficiency' has caused devastation in state

     

    NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday attacked the Devendra Fadnavis government over the devastation caused by floods in Western Maharashtra, contending its "inefficiency" caused the present situation in the state.

     
    Pawar criticised Fadnavis for "continuing" with his pre-poll 'Maha Janadesh Yatra', a mass outreach programme, despite the crisis situation in parts of the state.
     
    The NCP leader said Fadnavis abandoned his yatra for a day (on Wednesday when he held a review meeting in Mumbai on the issue) only after the opposition party pointed it out.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    16 rain-related deaths reported in Maharashtra in last seven days

     

    In Maharashtra, sixteen deaths were reported in rain and flood-related incidents since last week, reports said. The Sangli district was particularly worse hit, as a rescue boat capsized and nine people died on Thursday.

    Flood water also entered the district prison, forcing authorities to shift prisoners to its upper floor. "Currently there is nearly knee-level water in barracks on the ground floor. We have shifted all inmates to barracks on the first floor. So far, there is no need to shift the inmates out of the jail," Additional Director General (Prisons) Sunil Ramanand said told PTI.

  • 14:23 (IST)

    Bangalore civic body members to donate one month's salary to CM's relief fund

     

    The members of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and infrastructure for Bangalore, have decided to donate their one month's salary to the Karnataka chief minister's relief fund.

  • 14:16 (IST)

    One column of army moved to Wayanad for relief and rescue ops

    One column of the Indian Army, the Defence Security Corps, which included 57 personnel, have been moved to Kerala's Wayanad for relief and recuse operations, NDTV reported on Thursday.

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Relief camps set up in Karnataka's Madikeri after heavy rainfall

     

    More than 90 people were evacuated and sheltered in relief centers due to flooding in the Madikeri area of Karnataka's Kodagu after heavy rainfall.

  • 14:02 (IST)

    Landslide caused by incessant rainfall in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla

    Boulders hit an unoccupied car in the Shanan area of Himachal Pradesh's Shimla after a landslide was triggered by heavy and incessant rainfall in the region.

  • 14:00 (IST)

    NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala

     

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday said that 28 teams had been deployed in Maharashtra and an additional five teams were being sent. In addition, 11 teams were deployed and five more were being sent to Karnataka. In Kerala, five teams were being sent.

  • 13:49 (IST)

    Pinarayi Vijayan advises people to follow directions from local officials in Kerala

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted as the state administration braced itself for heavy rain and a flood-like situation.

    After Vijayan chaired a high-profile meeting with senior officers, he said, "Forecasters predict heavy rains in many parts of the state. Red alerts have been issued for Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts. If you live in one of the affected areas, be sure to follow directions from your local officials. If told to evacuate, do so immediately!"

  • 13:40 (IST)

    Karnataka govt cancels leave of health dept employees

    The Karnataka government on Thursday cancelled the leave of all health department employees in light of the escalating flood situation in the state. On Wednesday, reports said that nearly 26,000 people had been evacuated and five people were killed in rain-related incidents in this week.

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Pinarayi Vijayan chairs high-level meeting to take stock of flood-like situation

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan chaired a high-level meeting with top government officials on Thursday to take stock of the situation as parts of the state ar facing a flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall. District collectors have been directed to monitor the situation continuously.

  • 13:28 (IST)

    Visuals from Kerala after state sees heavy rainfall, several districts put on red alert

     

    Parts of Kerala's Idukki district were flooded on Thursday after constant heavy rainfall in the region. The state administration has put several districts, including Idukki, on 'red alert'. Idukki was also one of the worst hit in the floods that devastated the state last year.

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Nine dead, 16 people rescued after boat overturns in Maharashtra's Sangli

    Maharashtra government authorities said that the boat that overturned in the Sangli district after heavy rainfall on Thursday was carrying at least 27 locals, of which nine are dead and 16 have been rescued.

    Deepak Mhaisekar, Pune divisional comissioner said, "A boat overturned near Bhamnal in the Palus block of Sangli district. There were 27-30 villagers on that boat. So far, nine bodies have been recovered, and 16 people have been rescued. Rest are still missing."

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Heavy rains in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, predicts IMD

    The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains for the coming 2 to 3 days in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and in the Konkan region. Central India will see light showers from 10 August, while rains are likely to continue in the North, the weather body forecast. Monsoon will set in again on 20 August, the IMD has predicted.

  • 13:04 (IST)

    KERALA: CM asks for 10 more NDRF teams; 1,385 evacuated as of Thursday 10 am

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan chairs emergency meeting to review situation on the ground after reports of flooding and landslides in few districts. State has asked for 10 more National Disaster Response Force teams and according to reports one such team has been sent to Idukki. Locals are helping with evacuations. At least, 1,385 people have been evacuated to relief shelters as of 10 am, NDTV reported.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    14 feared dead as boat capsizes in Maharashtra's Sangli

    At least, 14 are feared dead as a boat carrying 30 capsized during a rescue operation in Maharashtra's Sangli. More details are awaited. Heavy to very heavy rainfall in states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Odisha has unleashed random flooding in various parts of the country. Casualties were reported, villages cut off and normal life came to a standstill. 

Heavy Rains and Floods Updates: The Maharashtra district administration in Sangli said that nine people had died in the rescue boat capsizing accident while three were feared drowned. Three were still missing, the statement said, while 15 people were rescued. There were 30 people on the boat.

Reports also said that at least 1 lakh people have been displaced in the state since the flood-like situation started three days ago. CNN-News18 reported that locals accused the state administration of being absent while the situation worsened over the last few days.

Reports on Thursday said that 22 teams were aiding the rescue and relief operations in Maharashtra's Kolhapur after a rescue boat carrying 30 people capsized in Sangli district and led to the death of nine people.

The teams include teams from the NDRF, the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard, the Indian Army, the State Disaster Response Force. 11 of the 22 teams have been deployed in Sangli.

One column of the Indian Army, the Defence Security Corps, which included 57 personnel, have been moved to Kerala's Wayanad for relief and recuse operations, NDTV reported on Thursday.

The Karnataka government on Thursday cancelled the leave of all health department employees in light of the escalating flood situation in the state. On Wednesday, reports said that nearly 26,000 people had been evacuated and five people were killed in rain-related incidents in this week.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan chaired a high-level meeting with top government officials on Thursday to take stock of the situation as parts of the state ar facing a flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall. District collectors have been directed to monitor the situation continuously.

At least, 14 are feared dead as a boat carrying 30 capsized during a rescue operation in Maharashtra's Sangli. More details are awaited. Heavy to very heavy rainfall in states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Odisha has unleashed random flooding in various parts of the country. Casualties were reported, villages cut off and normal life came to a standstill.

Kerala, which is still recovering from last year's fatal and ravage deluge, has been issued a red alert in various districts, including Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts. "These districts are likely to get extremely heavy rainfall of over 240 mm in 24 hours and may experience landslides," an IMD release said.

A woman died in Malappuram District when a tree got uprooted and fell over her house, the District Management Authority told PTI. Palakkad District also received heavy rains on Wednesday. The IMD had declared an Orange alert in various districts from 6 to 9 August, including in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kasargod, Alapuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Kannur and Thrissur districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an "extremely heavy rain" warning for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts of Western Maharashtra for Thursday.

The districts of Kolhapur and Sangli have been battered by rains for the last few days and grappling with floods. However, there was no warning for Sangli district which may get only light-to-moderate rain, the IMD said on Wednesday evening.

"Extremely heavy rain' warning is issued for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts, especially for ghat (hilly) areas, on 7 August and 8 August, and on 9 August, there is a heavy to very heavy rain warning for these three districts, especially for ghat areas," said Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather department, IMD.

On Thursday, Pune city too is likely to get a good spell of rain, he said. "There is a red alert exclusively for ghat areas of Pune district," said Kashyapi.

As the dams near Pune are filled to the brim, more water will have to be released, so there is a possibility of "partial inundation" in Pune city and outskirts on Friday, he said.

Ghat areas of Kolhapur are expected to receive extremely heavy rain on Thursday and "heavy to very heavy rain" the day after.

Elsewhere in Maharashtra, there will be a reduction in the rainfall activity on 10 and 11 August, there will be a significant reduction lasting for at least three to four days, Kashyapi said.

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Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019 20:38:03 IST