Weather update the situation has become uncontrollable due to heavy rains across the country. Floods in several states like Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have become critical. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates that there is a possibility of heavy rains in the next 48 hours in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Kerala.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Kerala has issued a Red Alert for 9 districts of the state for today. is.
Regarding the flood situation, NDRF DG SN Pradhan has said that the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala are of most concern. He informed us that most of the NDRF teams have been deployed in these states.
A total of 6 bodies have been recovered so far from Meppadi in Wayanad district of Kerala. There was a landslide here on Thursday, after which the rescue operation is being run continuously.
The Maxi-Guna railway under-bridge at Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh received heavy rains, causing waterlogging in the entire area.
The Navy has come forward to help the people after the closure of the International Airport in Kochi. Navy spokesman Capt. DK Sharma has said that the Indian Navy has opened its airport INS Garuda for civil aircraft operations in Kochi due to the non-availability of International Airport.
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has conducted an aerial survey of Ghatprabha and Malaprabha river basins to know the flood situation in Karnataka. Floods in Kerala have caused the most devastation. Landslides in Wayanad, Kerala have affected people the most. Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan held a press conference on the flood situation in the state, adding that 315 relief camps have been set up in the state where there are 22,000 people. Most of the people in these camps are from Wayanad. The death toll across the state is 22. The intensity of rainfall is likely to decrease tomorrow, but from August 15, there may be more heavy rains.
A high-level meeting is going on in the Ministry of Home Affairs across the country, especially in Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai is meeting with the Director General of NDRF, officials of the disaster department, representatives of the Air Force and the Army. Heavy rains, strong winds, and landslides have caused heavy havoc in Kerala. Landslide has caused havoc in Wayanad. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) has rescued 60 people from Puthumala near Meppadi in Wayanad. So far, more than 100 people have been rescued in this rescue operation.
Floods in Kerala are prone to destruction. Traffic on the Pattabi bridge has stopped here. The entire bridge was washed away as the water level of Bharathapuzha river rose. After the floods in Karnataka, the Indian Air Force has come forward to help the people. Indian Air Force teams carried out flood relief operations in Belagavi. A total of 25 civilians from Roggi, Halolli, Udhagatti, and Girdal have been rescued by the Indian Air Force. Around 475 food packets were distributed along with drinking water in the affected areas. 15 people have been rescued from Gudra drain in Bhairamgarh block of Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, where people were trapped due to floods due to rain.
Uttarakhand: A woman and a child were killed in a cloudburst in Padmalla and Phaladia villages of Deval block in Chamoli district. Walls of about 10 houses were damaged in the incident. Rescue teams and district administration are present at the scene.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The floods in Maharashtra have caused severe devastation. Floods are also affecting flights in Mangaluru, Karnataka. Here 6 Air India flights have been canceled.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued forecasts for rain in many districts of Himachal Pradesh. Light to moderate rains may occur in Dharamsala, Mandi, Manali, Kullu, Bilaspur, Una, Palampur, Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the operations of the flights have been postponed till 3 pm on Sunday (August 11) after flood waters flooded the international airport parking area in Kochi, Kerala.
A statement issued by Cochin International Airport Limited (CISL), “The parking area has been submerged due to the floods; all flights at Kochi airport have been postponed until 11 August (Sunday) at 3 pm.” The Kerala government has announced a holiday for all schools in the state today in view of the flood situation. The State Disaster Management Authority of Kerala (KDSMA) has given some statistics related to the flood. Accordingly, 22,165 people have been evacuated in 315 camps across the state.
According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) sources, this alert has been issued in Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad in Kerala. The water level of most of the rivers and dams of the state is increasing rapidly. Kannur, Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kasaragod have flood-like conditions. The statues of animals drowned in the water after the sea level rose after rains on Kalingapatnam beach in Andhra Pradesh.