The death toll due to rain related incidents in Kerala has gone up to 42 .Due to flood and landslides over one lakh people have moved to relief camps, officials have said. Twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad in rain related incidents since August 8, officials said quoting reports received till 7 AM IST .In 988 relief camps across the state, 1,07,699 persons have been shifted. In the worst affected Wayanad, 24,990 persons are in such camps, they said. In Maharashtra two men were swept away in floodwaters in Maharashtra’s Akola district in separate incidents in the last two days, and police told ANI. Rescue teams have reached Kavalappara in Malappuram where more than 30 people are feared missing after a landslide hit the area on August 8. Rescue operations being hampered due to bad weather. In Maharashtra 17 teams of NDRF teams are out for rescue operations in Sangli. Six teams of NDRF are out for rescue operations in Kolhapur said CNN News18.The UAE has issued a travel advisory to its citizens who are either in Kerala or intend to visit the state to exercise extreme caution in the light of heavy rains, which have caused damaging floods in many areas and killed 28 people. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has toured the affected districts and asked the officials concerned to ensure relief and safety of the affected people after cancelling their leave applications.
In Madhya Pradesh all schools in Barwani, Jhabua, and Ujjain and Mandsaur districts will continue to be closed tomorrow, according to a tweet by ANI.The Maharashtra government has released Rs 154 crore to district collectors for disbursal as aid to flood-affected people in western Maharashtra and elsewhere, said Chief secretary Ajoy Mehta. Flood-affected families will get Rs 10,000 each in rural areas and Rs 15,000 in urban areas, he said. Maharashtra Government is monitoring the situation and the possibility of outbreak of any disease due contamination of water bodies. The situation is under control. Asked about water-borne diseases, Mehta said “we’ve asked for 1 crore Chlorine tablets which are being distributed to the people. As flood waters recede, tanker water to be supplied for drinking purpose” he added. As flood water recedes, roads in Sangli and Kolhapur will be repaired immediately. Nearly 40,000 trucks are stuck on National Highway-4.Approximately,1 lakh hectares of agricultural land affected due to flood, compensation to be given. In Karnataka, around 12 districts and 60 taluks were hit. Of thee, 8 districts and 25 talukas were severely affected. Of the 14 Ghat roads, 11 have been closed. Belgaum, Hubli, Dharwad, Shimoga, Karwar, Mangalore and Madikeri towns remain affected. Hilly Malnad region is witnessing a rain of the century. Ancient temples at Pattadakal, Nanjanagud and Bhagamandala were inundated, said ANI.
Congress MP from Kerala Rahul Gandhi has spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the flood situation and sought assistance for those affected in the state, including in his constituency, Wayanad. “Spoke to the prime minister seeking all possible assistance for the people severely affected by the floods and landslides in the state, especially in Wayanad. He has assured to provide any assistance required to mitigate the effects of the disaster,” Rahul has tweeted from his Wayanad MP Twitter handle.