Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited State Emergency Operation Centre in Gandhinagar and took stock of the situation. “Surendranagar, Rajkot, Morbi, Amreli, Junagadh and Gir Somnath in Saurashtra have received heavy rains in the last 24 hours,” Rupani said after a review meeting.
Jammu-Kashmir flash flood: The flash flood inundated vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway, washing away half a dozen houses and leaving several persons trapped. Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were rescued from under the debris.
Official reports on Sunday here said one person had died in Nilambazar in Karimganj district in southern Assam, while at least 18,000 people have been shifted to temporary relief camps in different districts.
The flood has affected over 740 villages in Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Cachar, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Darrang, Hojai, Majuli, Barpeta and Nagaon districts of the state. The flood waters in Karimganj district have submerged over 200 villages affecting over two lakh people.
A report submitted by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that more than 82,500 people were affected by floods in Lakhimpur, Darrang, Udalguri and Karimganj districts.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called an emergency meeting of concerned officials to identify corrective measures to tackle the growing urban flood menace in Guwahati.
Lanka’s water supply minister Rauf Hakeem said 40 per cent of those affected did not have access to piped drinking water, and there was an urgent need to clean contaminated wells in flood-affected areas.
Floods and landslides have claimed 25 lives in Sri Lanka.
Storms moving in from the Gulf of Mexico threatened to worsen flooding in places like Brazoria and Fort Bend counties, southwest of Houston, where residents near the Brazos River were forced from their homes.
The Louvre and Orsay museums were closed Friday as staff work to remove artworks from rooms threatened by the rising waters.
Some towns in central France have been hit by their worst floods in over a century, with more than 5,000 people evacuated since the weekend and around 19,000 homes without power.
Sri Lankan villagers said torrents of muddy water, tree branches and debris came crashing down Tuesday around their homes in the three villages in Kegalle district, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Colombo.
The flood water inundated Mahadevpur-I, Mahadevpur-IV and Kakoni villages besides submerging paddy fields in Namsai district, an official report said today.
Emergency workers on Tuesday found the bodies of a woman and two children killed in a landslide, taking the death toll from two days of heavy rain to 11. Six more were still missing.
In the new chapters of the draft Development Control Regulations released on Sunday, the civic body has made this mandatory provision for all new buildings to come up in the city henceforth.