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Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall in 13 Madhya Pradesh districts

Seven flood rescue teams of Indian Navy's Western Naval Command, deployed in Ratnagiri and Raigad, continued with efforts to provide assistance to the flood-affected population in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune |
Updated: July 26, 2021 9:14:28 pm
Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Flood rescue efforts on in Maharashtra; 89 bodies recovered, 34 people missingNDRF team during a rescue operation after heavy rain at Chikhali village in Kolhapur. (PTI Photo)

Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an ‘orange’ alert on the fourth consecutive day forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh. The alert is valid till Tuesday morning and comes at a time when most parts of the state have been experiencing rain for the past four days.

Meanwhile, the death toll due to the floods in Maharashtra has risen to 164 while at least 100 people are still reported to be missing, the state government said on Monday.

The orange alert is for heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in isolated places in Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Rajgarh, Agar-Malwa, Neemuch, Mandsaur and Tikamgarh, said PK Saha, senior meteorologist with IMD’s Bhopal office.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar toured various rain-hit villages in Sangli district on Monday and used a rescue boat to reach out to flood victims in some areas. Pawar also interacted with the flood-affected people and assured them of rehabilitation and all help from the state government.

Meanwhile, Raigad DM Nidhi Choudhari said that rescue operation at the landslide-hit Taliye village in the district have officially ended, news agency ANI reported. “A total of 53 bodies have been recovered from the landslide site in Taliye village in Raigad. 31 were declared dead after it was decided to close the operation today. 5 were injured who are being treated in the hospital,” she added.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Sunday said that a relief package will be announced soon — and a separate force on the lines of the NDRF will be set up in vulnerable districts to ensure a quicker response during natural disasters.

Speaking to reporters after a review meeting at Chiplun in Raigad district, Thackeray said: “The government will do everything to make them (those affected) stand on their feet. The assistance such as food, clothes, medicines and others will be provided to flood-affected people immediately. The district administration has been instructed that technical issues should not come in the way of providing assistance.”

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Death toll in Maharashtra floods rises to 164, at least 100 people still missing. Follow this space for the latest updates.

21:13 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Maharashtra flood victims to get Rs 10K immediate aid

While Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said a relief package will be announced in two days for the flood affected people across the state, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar announced an immediate assistance of Rs 10,000 for those whose houses and shops have been swept by the floods.

“Several parts of the state have been affected by the floods. Sangli has suffered huge damage. I have been told by the administration that over 41,000 families, including around 2 lakh people, have been shifted to relief camps. The state is committed to help everyone hit by the floods,” Pawar said during his visit to Sangli district on Monday. He was speaking at the review meeting at the district collectorate.

Besides Wadettiwar, Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation Vishwajeet Kadam, zilla parishad president Prajakata Kore, Mayor Digvijay Suryavanshi, MLAs Sudhir Gadgil, Suresh Khade, Mansinghrao Jadhav and Sumantai Patil, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and District Collector Ahbijit Chaudhary were present at the meeting. Read more

19:40 (IST)26 Jul 2021
MP: Orange alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall in 13 MP districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an 'orange' alert on the fourth consecutive day predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in 13 districts of Madhya Pradesh. The alert is valid till Tuesday morning and comes at a time when most parts of the state have been experiencing rain for the past four days. The orange alert is for heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in isolated places in Gwalior, Shivpuri, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Datia, Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Rajgarh, Agar-Malwa, Neemuch, Mandsaur and Tikamgarh, said PK Saha, senior meteorologist with IMD's Bhopal office. "It is the fourth consecutive orange alert we have issued since Friday. Rainfall might abate on Tuesday as the low-pressure area over northwest MP has weakened. However, the associated cyclonic circulation over north-west MP still persists and an east-west trough was running along 25 degrees north latitude. Therefore, rain activity might be confined to the northwest of MP, including Gwalior and Chambal divisions," he told PTI. --PTI

19:40 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Light to moderate rains at isolated places in western UP

Light to moderate thundershowers occurred at isolated places over western Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, weather office said on Monday. Rainfall was reported from Chitrakoot, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and Jhansi districts, it said. The highest temperature was recorded in Gorakhpur at 38.5 degrees Celsius and the lowest at 25 degrees Celsius in Basti. The meteorological department has forecast rain and thundershowers at most places over the state on Tuesday. --PTI

16:16 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Search operations called off in Maharashtra's landslide-hit Taliye village; 31 missing to be declared dead

The Raigad district administration on Monday called off the search operations for 31 missing people in Taliye village which was ravaged by a massive landslide after heavy rains last week. So far, 53 people have died in the village and five are injured, while 31 people are still missing and they will be declared dead following the due process, district Collector Nidhi Chaudhari said. The village, located in Mahad taluka of Raigad in Maharashtra's Konkan region, witnessed the deadliest landslide last Thursday after heavy rains, flattening several houses in the area. The collector said the decision to call of the search operations was taken after seeking opinion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the disaster response forces of the state and neighbouring Thane district. "The rescue operations have ended officially. We have withdrawn our teams from Taliye. The 31 missing will be declared dead following the due process...relatives of the missing people demanded closure of the operations since yesterday," the collector said. Respecting sentiments of the survivors and relatives of the missing people, the operations to search for the 31 missing people have been officially called off, she added. --PTI

14:42 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray cancels visit to flood-affected areas

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, who was on his way to visit the flood-affected areas of Satara district today, returned to Pune airport after his helicopter was unable to land at the Koyna helipad due to low visibility, the Chief Minister's Office said on Monday, news agency ANI reported.

13:55 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Moderate rainfall expected through the week in Delhi: IMD

Moderate rainfall is expected through the week in the national capital with the possibility of thundershowers over the weekend, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Monday, Delhi woke up to cloudy skies. The minimum temperature recorded was 28.3 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal.

13:01 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tours flood-hit villages in Sangli; uses boat to reach out to people

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar toured various rain-hit villages in Sangli district on Monday and used a rescue boat to reach out to flood victims in some areas, PTI reported.

Pawar also interacted with the flood-affected people and assured them of rehabilitation and all help from the state government.

State Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar and Minister of State Vishwajeet Kadam accompanied Pawar during his visit to the flood-battered Bhilwadi and other areas of the district. They used a boat to reach out to people affected by the monsoon mayhem in Bhilwadi.

12:46 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Six teams deployed in Kolhapur: NDRF

NDRF Assistant Commandant Vikram in Kolhapur said on Monday that six NDRF teams have been deployed in Kolhapur, news agency ANI reported. "We evacuated around 1,500 people yesterday. We're working with civil & district administration. Water level has reduced by 2 ft, but is still at danger level," he said. 

"It's good that we're able to rescue & shift people from floods, especially girls & women. We have rescued sick men & pregnant women. A women rescue team is needed as we can shift small kids & mothers more efficiently," KDRF official Shubhangi Madhukar Gharare said.

12:46 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Six teams deployed in Kolhapur: NDRF

NDRF Assistant Commandant Vikram in Kolhapur said on Monday that six NDRF teams have been deployed in Kolhapur, news agency ANI reported. "We evacuated around 1,500 people yesterday. We're working with civil & district administration. Water level has reduced by 2 ft, but is still at danger level," he said. 

"It's good that we're able to rescue & shift people from floods, especially girls & women. We have rescued sick men & pregnant women. A women rescue team is needed as we can shift small kids & mothers more efficiently," KDRF official Shubhangi Madhukar Gharare said.

12:13 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Kolhapur: Houses, roads, and commercial establishments submerged in Shiroli

Houses, roads, and commercial establishments were submerged in floodwater in Shiroli area of Kolhapur district on Monday, news agency ANI reported. Here are a few pictures from today:

 
11:23 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Moderate rain likely in Delhi today, says IMD

The national capital woke up to a cloudy sky on Monday morning as the minimum temperature settled at 28.3 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said, PTI reported.

The city is expected to receive moderate rain during the day, while the maximum temperature may settle around 34 degrees Celsius, it said. The relative humidity was recorded at 77 per cent at 8.30 am.

The city had experienced sultry weather on Sunday with some parts getting light rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures had settled at 37.3 and 27.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. 

11:12 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Pune: Cloudy sky conditions, light rain over city on Monday

Pune’s weather could turn cloudy towards afternoon hours with light to moderate rainfall on Monday. Ghat areas of Pune district could see intense spells on the day.

On Monday, the city’s rainfall was recorded at Shivajinagar – 9.7mm, Pashan – 9mm and Lohegaon – 8.6mm.

10:11 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Maharashtra floods: NDRF personnel rescue dog from rooftop of hotel in Kolhapur

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel Monday rescued a dog from the rooftop of a hotel in Shiroli area of flood-hit Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. Watch the video here:

09:57 (IST)26 Jul 2021
Waterlogging in Jammu due to heavy rain

Heavy rainfall in Jammu led to waterlogging in several areas of the city on Monday, news agency ANI reported.

Below are some visuals from Gandhi Nagar:

A waterlogged road in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. (ANI)

22:36 (IST)25 Jul 2021
GSM-based system helped 3.5 lakh people in Kolhapur by forewarning them of flood

A public address system operated through GSM technology helped as many as 3.5 lakh people in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra to protect themselves as heavy rains triggered floods and caused water-logging in many areas over the last few days, guardian minister Satej Patil has said. More than 75,000 people have been shifted to safer places in Kolhapur so far, Patil said in a statement. Learning its lessons from the devastating 2019 floods, the Kolhapur administration recently installed a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication)-based public address system at 57 places in Shirol and Karvir tehsils. The system has been funded from the annual plan of the District Planning Committee, which is headed by Patil. --PTI

20:13 (IST)25 Jul 2021
House partially submerged in floodwater in Kolhapur

House partially submerged in floodwater in Kolhapur, near Pune-Kolhapur highway.

19:38 (IST)25 Jul 2021
Monsoon fury in pictures: Landslides, floods leave trail of destruction across states

Torrential rains this monsoon have triggered landslides and floods in several states across the country, including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

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19:14 (IST)25 Jul 2021
President of India Ram Nath Kovind condoles Kinnaur landslide deaths

President of India Ram Nath Kovind condoles the deaths in Kinnaur landslide. "Deeply saddened by the news of the death of many people in the landslide accident in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery," he tweeted.

18:50 (IST)25 Jul 2021
89 bodies recovered, 34 people missing in Maharashtra following landslides: NDRF

Eighty-nine bodies have been retrieved and 34 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the coastal regions of Maharashtra, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Sunday. S N Pradhan, the Director General (DG) of the federal force, tweeted the latest data of its operations being undertaken in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts of the state. As per the data, NDRF rescuers have retrieved a total of 89 bodies from these areas, with the highest number of 47 being from the worst-hit Taliye village under Mahad tehsil of Raigad. --PTI

16:15 (IST)25 Jul 2021
113 dead, 100 missing in Maharashtra; Uddhav visits rain-ravaged Chiplun

The death toll in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 113 on Sunday with one more casualty reported in the last 24 hours while 100 were missing after monsoon wreaked havoc in the state. The number likely to increase as rescue teams recovering more bodies, particularly from the landslide site at Mahad taluka in Raigad district.

Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Flood rescue efforts on in Maharashtra; 89 bodies recovered, 34 people missing On a rainy day in Chandigarh. (File photo)

Heavy rains in parts of Karnataka have claimed nine lives, led to landslides in eight places and evacuation of about 9,000 people in the last 24 hours. The government has sounded a Red alert in seven districts.

Widespread heavy to very heavy showers are likely to continue across India's west coast for the next two days, following which the intensity of the rain is likely to reduce.

East and adjoining Central India will also receive heavy to very heavy rains for the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) latest weather bulletin. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are predicted to receive heavy rains today, the IMD said. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely in these regions on 25th and 26th July.

The IMD has also predicted an increase in widespread rainfall activity in the northeastern states of India from July 26 onwards.

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