Monsoon Floods: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, Kerala & Karnataka

On the other hand, the rains have caused havoc in Maharashtra. The floods in the state have taken 29 lives so far. More than 2,85,000 people have been evacuated.


Mumbai| Four states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are witnessing heavy rains. all these states have been hit by severe floods. Nearly 200 people have died and millions have had to leave the house. At the same time, according to the estimates of the IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan in the next 24 hours, which can make the situation worse.

In Kerala, so far 42 people have died due to floods. Heavy rains have created worse conditions in Kottayam. Earlier, on 8 August there was a landslide in Malappuram and 30 people are still missing. However, the rescue operation continues. The IMD sounded a red alert Saturday in nine districts in the state — Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod. At least 64,000 people have been shifted to 738 relief camps in the state till Friday.

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As many as 12 people have died due to floods in Karnataka. On the other hand, 80 thousand people trapped in heavy rains in 15 districts of the state have been rescued so far. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, after taking stock of the flood situation in the state, said, “24 people have lost their lives, and 1024 villages are severely affected due to floods. 20 NDRF teams, 10 Army teams, 5 Navy teams and 2 SDRF teams engaged in rescue operations. Compensation of Rs 5 lakh to be given to the next of kin of the deceased.”

On the other hand, the rains have caused havoc in Maharashtra. The floods in the state have taken 29 lives so far. More than two lakh eighty-five thousand people have been evacuated due to severe floods in five districts of western Maharashtra, including the badly affected Kolhapur and Sangli. At present, 34 relief teams are working in Kolhapur and 36 relief teams in Sangli. These include teams of NDRF, Navy, Coast Guard and State Disaster Response Force.

State Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta while talking to the media said that all possible help is being provided to the people affected by floods in Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara. New challenges will emerge after the floodwaters recede.

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