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Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Kerala, Maharashtra worst-hit by floods

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2019 7:52:11 am
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Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The states of Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka were battered with incessant downpour on Friday. Landslips and floods threw normal life out of gear. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.

While the intensity of rainfall in western Maharashtra decreased on Thursday, the flood situation remained grim, with nine people drowning in Sangli district when a rescue boat capsized. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis conducted an aerial survey to review the situation in Sangli and Kolhapur, which are the worst-hit by the flood.

Some 150 families were evacuated in four tehsils of Goa following heavy rains and release of water from Tillari dam on the Goa-Maharashtra border, according to the state government. In Karnataka, at least nine people were killed and as many as 237 villages in 32 taluks were affected after the water level in most rivers crossed the danger mark.

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22:25 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Odisha: Over 1.3 lakh affected by rain

MeT Department said that rain is likely in the state after three days due to a cyclonic circulation in the area. Officials said that heavy rains had claimed at least three lives, left two missing and affected more than 1.3 lakh people in nine districts.

22:04 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Andhra Pradesh: 31 fishing community members rescued by the Navy

31 members of the fishing community, including 12 women, who were trapped in the Godavari river at Polavaram were rescued by the Navy.

21:27 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Kerala: 64,000 people shifted to relief camps

In Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that 28 people have died in rain-related accidents over the past three days. A red alert has been issued in nine of the fourteen districts in the state and the Cochin International Airport has been shut till August 11 due to waterlogging in its operational area. More than 64,000 people have been shifted to 738 relief camps across the state. Rahul Gandhi, who represents Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, spoke with PM Modi and sought aid.

21:09 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Kerala, Maharashtra worst-hit by floods

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours.

20:20 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: Over 2.85 lakh displaced by floods

Kolhapur and Sangli were the worst-hit among the five districts affected by floods in Western Maharashtra. More than 2.85 lakh people have been evacuated and the death toll due to the floods mounted to 29.

19:30 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Karnataka: Rain leads to flooding in Shivamogga-Chitradurga road

Heavy rain has led to flooding in Shivamogga-Chitradurga road in Karnataka.

19:04 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: Water released in Godavari river after heavy rain

5,104 cusecs of water is being released from Gangapur dam into the Govari river after heavy rain in catchment areas of Trimbakeshwar tehsil of Nashik district, irrigation officials said. 22 out of 24 reservoirs in Nashik district were full.

18:26 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Karnataka: Holiday declared in schools and colleges till August 15

All government and private schools and colleges of Karnataka declared a holiday till August 15 in Dakshin Kannada, Uttar Kannada, Raichur, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Chikkodi, Shivamogga, Bidat, Haveri, Kodagu, Koppal, Yadgir, Kalaburgi, Dharwad, Ballari, Hassan, Udupi and Gadag districts.

17:12 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Goa: Rains subside, restoration of flood-hit parts begins

Rains subsided in Goa, a day after several North Goa villages were inundated following heavy showers and release of water from Tillari dam.  Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said normalcy would be restored in the flood-hit parts over the next two days."We have taken all the necessary steps for flood relief with all the departments getting involved in the process," he added.

16:41 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: Labourers stranded in flooded area of Akola district rescued

Twenty-seven labourers who were stranded due to flooding caused by a sudden rise in the water level of Akola's Chandrika river were rescued on Friday, an official said.

15:45 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Karnataka: Central government assured of extending assistance to deal with flood situation, says CM

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the Centre will extend all assistance to the state. "I am in constant touch with the Central government, he said, adding that PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have been briefed on the rescue and relief efforts in Karnataka. 44,000 people have been evacuated from the flood-hit and rain-affected areas of the state and nine people have lost their lives.

15:26 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: NDRF continues rescue operations in Kolhapur

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continued with the rescue operations in Sirol area of Maharashtra's Kolhapur. 

15:04 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Maximum deployment of NDRF teams in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala: NDRF DG

NDRF DG SN Pradhan said that the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala are main areas of concern now and maximum deployments of teams are in these states. Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra are affected by severe flooding, ANI reported.

13:46 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Madhya Pradesh: Maksi-Guna railway under-bridge in Shajapur waterlogged

Maksi-Guna railway under-bridge in Shajapur waterlogged, following heavy rainfall in the region.

13:35 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Five killed in rain-related incidents, Avalanche records wettest day in Tamil Nadu

The death toll in rain-related incidents in the hilly Nilgiris district rose to five on Friday, even as the tourist destination of Avalanche recorded the highest rainfall of 911 mm on a single day in south India. Avalanche -- a major tourist destination -- had recorded 820 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period till Thursday morning and 2,136 mm in the last 72 hours, claimed to be the highest in South India. Avalanche recorded 911 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending 8.30 am on Friday, the weather department said. As incessant rains continued in the district, almost all the areas were flooded. Traffic snarls were reported across the district, particularly on highways, as trees were uprooted and fell on them.

13:16 (IST)09 Aug 2019
22 gates of Narmada dam opened in Gujarat

Twenty-two gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam were opened today, first time after its installation in 2017, to maintain the water level at 131.18 metres. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were present at the spot. The dam receives an average inflow of 6 lakh cusecs of water. Around one lakh cusecs of water was released on Friday morning. 

12:32 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Bengaluru-Kochi flights cancelled due to Kochi airport shutdown

Several flights from and to Kochi stay cancelled after the Kochi International airport on Friday suspended all operations till Sunday due to waterlogging in runway area due to floods.

12:14 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Moderate rainfall in Gujarat's Surat

In Gujarat, moderate rainfall was registered in Surat Navsari, Valsad while heavy rainfall in Dangs in the last 24 hours. According to the flood control department in Surat, the water level in Ukai dam has touched 324.25 feet. The inflow of rainwater into the dam from the upper catchment areas is 4.40 lakhs cusecs, while the outflow is 300 cusecs. 

12:01 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Watch: Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey to review Karnataka flood situation

Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa told conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit regions in Jamakhandi where several villages are inundated following increased outflow from reservoirs across the Krishna and Ghataprabha.

11:36 (IST)09 Aug 2019
Slight rise in mercury in Delhi

Mercury rose in the national capital by nearly a notch today, with the minimum temperature settling at 28.4 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity in the morning was recorded at 73 per cent. The city saw a low of 28.4 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, according to MeT officials. The weatherman has forecast strong surface winds during day time and the maximum temperature is likely to settle at 36 degrees Celsius. On Thursday, the maximum and minimum temperature recorded were 35.5 and 27.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

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Predicting heavy downpour across Kerala, the weather body has sounded a red alert in four districts — Kozhikode, Wayanad, Idukki and Malappuram — and warned of “excessively heavy” rains at isolated places in these areas. An orange alert has been issued in five districts. Kochi Airport Friday suspended its operations till 3 pm on Sunday. On Thursday, flight operations were stalled for four hours till midnight as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rains.

In Gujarat, the Western Railway incurred a loss of Rs 10.12 crore between July 31 and August 6 when heavy rain lashed Vadodara and South Gujarat, leading to flash floods. In that period, 365 trains were either cancelled or short-terminated which led to the loss.

On account of waterlogging at Bajva, Vadodara and its surrounding areas between August 1 and August 3, a total of 76 trains were affected. The incessant rain caused heavy waterlogging which led to cancellation of 28 trains. On August 4, on the Mumbai suburban line between Vasai and Virar via Nallasopara, due to heavy rainfall throughout the night, the water level rose which led to suspension of traffic on fast lines between Vasai and Virar.