After a brief halt in rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Tuesday predicted another bout of active showers in Kerala over the next two days. At least 88 people have died in rain-related incidents in the state. Further, the Met department was predicted that five districts, including the worst-affected Malappuram and Wayanad, are likely to get very heavy showers on Wednesday.
In other news, due to dwindling rain and increased discharge from Almatti dam, water levels are receding fast in flood-hit areas in Pune, Divisional Commissioner Mhaisekar said. The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway was also opened for traffic on Monday in a phased manner. Initially, only trucks carrying essential commodities were allowed on the highway; the road was opened for other trucks and cars later in the day.
But even as the water levels subsided, 46 villages in Pune Division, including 12 in Sangli district and 18 in Kolhapur district, are still marooned and remain cut off.
Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected in isolated places over Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha and east Madhya Pradesh today.
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Heavy to very heavy rainfall to occur in Dehradun: IMD
Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places especially in Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Dehradun during next 48 hours, says IMD.
Centre sanctions Rs 52 crore to Kerala for flood relief
The Centre has released Rs 52 crore as an initial assistance to the Kerala government, Union Minister of State V Muraleedharan said, ANI reported. He also said of the Rs 3,000 crore the Centre sanctioned last year to Kerala, Rs 1500 crore is left with the state governemnt.
NDRF sets up medical camp in Maharashtra
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has established a medical camp on Haripur road in Sangli. Two doctors of NDRF along with paramedics and support staff with essential medicines are present there to ensure medical help to people.
(Source: ANI photos)
Maharashtra CM, ministers to donate month's salary for flood relief
Maharasthra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with state cabinet ministers have decided to donate their one month's salary towards the CM Relief Fund for the flood affected people in the state.
The CM has announced Rs 6813 crore for assistance for the flood affected people in the state and allocated separate amount for Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara in the tune of Rs 4708 crore. He also set aside Rs 2105 crore for Konkan region, Nashik & rest of the affected districts.
Navy rescues over 14000 people from Maha, K'taka & Goa
The Indian Navy has rescued over 14,000 people from flood-affected areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka in last seven days, a senior official said on Tuesday. Under the operation 'Varsha Rahat', 41 Navy teams were deployed in difficult terrains and weather conditions of the three states where they used advanced light helicopters and also boats to reach the marooned areas, he said.
IAF provides relief material to flood-affected people Kolhapur
A 42-member team of doctors from B J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital, which has been examining people at rescue camps in Kolhapur and Sangli, is also conducting counselling sessions for flood-affected people.
I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for people I represent: Rahul Gandhi
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who represents Wayanad constituency in the Lok Sabha, visited the landslide site and relief camps on Monday, and following a review meeting, told the media that he has taken up the issue with the Prime Minister. “People have to be compensated for the loss. I don’t want to politicise the issue, as everyone is working together,’’ he said.
I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 13, 2019
The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling.
It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP.
Thank you Kerala. pic.twitter.com/PVwmUAFboZ
Wayanad: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reaches relief camp at St. Jude’s Shrine
Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited a relief camp at St. Jude’s Shrine, Chundale. He met victims of the flood
North Karnataka: Decrease in rainfall reported
Rainfall over upper Krishna Basin in Maharashtra has reduced and inflows are steadily decreasing. According to Chief Minister Office, Upper Krishna catchment area received light to moderate rains and isolated places heavy rains, rainfall has significantly reduced. As per IMD, the light to moderate rainfall is likely to continue over Upper Krishna catchment area. As on 9 am today, the inflows into Belagavi district border is 3.43 lakh cusecs.
Punjab: Rain lashes parts of Ludhiana
Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 88, 40 still missing
Rain-battered North Kerala is slowly limping back to normalcy, even as the toll in the monsoon fury in the state rose to 88 on Tuesday morning and 40 people were still missing. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has left for the worst affected districts of Malappuram and Wayanad from where 41 deaths have been reported in a series of landslides on August 8. Addressing the flood-affected at a relief camp in Meppadi in Wayanad, Vijayan said, "the government is with you.. we need to overcome all difficulties and hardships together." (PTI)
Maharashtra govt to distribute 1 crore chlorine tablets in Kolhapur, Sangli
Light rains expected in Delhi today
In Delhi, the minimum temperature today was recorded at 27.4 degree Celsius. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 75 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains later in the day.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa requests govt to release 10,000 crores immediately
Indicating that the flood situation in Karnataka has worsened, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has requested the central government to release 10,000 crores immediately. Presently in Shivamogga, the CM said, " situation is very bad. Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also conducted an inspection. Loss of over 50,000 crores in the state. On 16th Aug, I'm going to Delhi to meet PM regarding this."