Monsoon fury: 228 dead; over 14,000 rescued by Navy in Maharashta, Karnataka and Goa
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Heavy downpours have continued in parts of India and have wreak havoc in the west and the southern region. It has led to the death of 228 people and lakhs have been affected so far.
A red alert has also been issued for Malappuram and Kozhikode in Kerala as extremely heavy rains are expected in central areas of the state.
The torrential downpour is likely over east Rajasthan, Kerala and west Madhya Pradesh, while parts of east Madhya Pradesh, coastal Karnataka, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra are also expected to receive fresh showers.
Here is a state-wise situation of these states:
1. So far 54 people have died and 15 are missing in the affected areas, a whopping 6.9 lakh people were evacuated over the last 10 days in all the 21 of the state's 30 districts to safer places.
2. "With monsoon rainfall reducing across the coastal, central, south interior and northwest regions of the state, rescue and relief operations were on war-footing to restore normalcy in about 100 talukas (local bodies) in the state's 21 districts," said a revenue official.
3. The state and national disaster response forces also rescued 51,460 animals and shifted to safer places, while 852 perished and were washed away in the floods.
4. Meanwhile, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa also visited the flood-affected areas in his home district of Shivamogga in the state's Malnad region.
1. At least 48 people have lost their lives while three persons are still missing across the flood-battered Pune division, Divisional Commissioner's office said on Tuesday.
2. As per official data, 4,74,226 people were rescued from 584 villagers and evacuated to temporary 596 shelters in Pune, Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara and Solapur districts.
3. The India Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall with a cloudy in the five districts of the division.
1. At least 95 people died and 34 others sustained injuries in incidents related to heavy rain and floods since August 8 in different parts of Kerala. As many as 1,239 relief camps are currently operational in the state.
2. Torrential rains over the last few days have wreaked havoc in across the state and also caused several landslides. Malappuram is the worst hit with the highest death toll of 31.
3. The Centre has released Rs 52 crore as an initial assistance to the Kerala government, Union Minister of State V Muraleedharan said, ANI reported.
4. Forecasting no relief, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted "cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers" for the next five days in the state.
5. "Forecasters predict that Moderate to Heavy rainfall with wind speed reaching 35 to 45 kmph is very likely to occur at one or two places in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur districts," Kerala CMO tweeted.
1. So far 31 people have been killed due to the floods in the state.
2. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in districts of North Gujarat on Wednesday.
3. The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday rescued nearly 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods due to heavy rainfall in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma