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Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka reel under floods

Last updated on: August 11, 2019 20:50 IST

Residents in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra continue to struggle as floods leave them in a watery hell. 

Here are the latest updates:

 

KERALA

IMAGE: People wade across a flooded street on a water tank, in Kozhikode. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- The toll in the monsoon fury in Kerala mounted to 67 with over 2.27 lakh people being sheltered in relief camps across the state

--  About 2.27 lakh people have been shifted to 1,551 relief camps

IMAGE: Flood-affected people are moved to a safer place in Paravur in Ernakulam district in Kerala. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

-- India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for rains for three districts -- Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad

--  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited a relief camp at Wayanad and patiently heard the woes of the people who were displaced from their homes following flooding and destruction of their dwellings

IMAGE: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with the people affected by floods and landslides at Bhoothanam in his parliamentary constituency Wayanad. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged the state and Central governments to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the floods in Kerala and promised to do everything possible to get the people back on their feet

-- "It is heart-breaking to see what all the people of Wayanad have lost. We will do everything in our power to help them get back on their feet," Gandhi tweeted after visiting people affected by floods and landslides in his constituency

IMAGE: Members of a rescue team row a boat towards a submerged temple to look for a man believed to be stranded inside the temple during heavy rains on the outskirts of Kochi. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

--  Flight operations from the international airport at Kochi resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area following heavy rains

--  The Southern Railway on Sunday fully cancelled 10 trains, partially cancelled seven services and diverted two trains

IMAGE: Rescue operation underway at an area affected by landslide due to heavy rain, in Malappuram district. Photograph: PTI Photo

--  Various agencies, including the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force police force, volunteers and fishermen are involved in the rescue operations at various places

IMAGE: Flood-affected people sit inside a school, which has been converted into a temporary relief camp, in Eloor near Kochi. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

-- Vadakara in Kozhikode district recorded 21 cm of rainfall, the highest in the state as of 8.30 am on Sunday, followed by Kodungallur in Thrissur (19.9) and Perinthalmanna in Malappuram (13.8)

-- This is the second consecutive year that the floods and landslides have ravaged Kerala, which is yet to recover from the devastating deluge that claimed over 400 lives last year and had rendered lakhs homeless

KARNATAKA

IMAGE: Army personnel rescue flood-hit people in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- The toll rose to 31 with four more people dying in rain related incidents

-- A total of 3.14 lakh people have been evacuated, of whom 2.18 lakh are staying in 924 relief camps

IMAGE: A woman is rescued by the IAF personnel from a flood-affected area, in Belagavi district. Photograph: PTI Photo

--  Union Home Minister Amit Shah undertook an aerial survey of flood affected areas in some affected areas on board an army helicopter. He was accompanied by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Suresh Angadi, Rajya Sabha member Prabhakar Kore and Hukkeri BJP MLA Umesh Katti

 

-- The government has assessed that 21,431 houses and crops in 4.16 lakh hectares had been damaged in the floods

IMAGE: People move to a safer ground from a flooded area due to overflow of Bhadra river following heavy rain, in Chikmagalur. Photograph: PTI Photo

--  In the wake of series of landslides, the national highway connecting Bengaluru and Mangaluru will remain closed at least till Monday

IMAGE: Vehicles lie partially submerged in a flood affected area in Mangaluru. Photograph: PTI Photo

--  The world heritage site Hampi along the banks of Tungabhadra River in Ballari district has been inundated with authorities releasing over 1.70 lakh cusecs from a reservoir on Sunday morning

MAHARASHTRA

IMAGE: A woman rescued by Indian Navy personnel from a flood-affected area, ties Rakhi on the wrist of her saviour, in Kolhapur. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- Over four lakh people have so far been been evacuated from flood-affected parts of Maharashtra

-- Over 30 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in five districts of western Maharashtra in the last one week, including 17 who drowned when a boat capsized near Brahmanal village in Sangli on Thursday

IMAGE: Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood affected area in Sangli district. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- Heavy rains pounded Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg districts in the state in the last one week

IMAGE: Indian Navy personnel carry out rescue works in a flood-hit area of Sangli. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- In some areas of Kolhapur, food packets were being dropped by helicopters as the connecting roads there were still water-logged

-- The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 29 teams, the State Disaster Response Force-3, Coast Guard-16, Navy-41 and Army-21 in these 10 districts

IMAGE: Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood affected area in Sangli district. Photograph: PTI Photo

-- Nearly 369 temporary shelters have been set up for those displaced by floods in these districts

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