Live Updates: Monsoon Floods Across India
Live updates for the escalating flood situation across India
The monsoon has hit India heavily, and intense flooding in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Kerala, and other parts of the country is leading to damage and loss of life.
Central water department releases the Rain forecast and the regions which are in alert
The situation in Kolhapur - Many of the civilians were safely evacuated on behalf of the Navy
Here are the latest rescue operation pictures.
Wayanad: NDRF Evacuated 100 people to the safe zone, search operations are on for the missing
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National Disaster response force on their way from Kolkata to Belagavi
#Karnatakaflood :#TEAMNDRFINDIA on way from Kolkata to Belagavi with help from @IAF_MCC— Belagavi Infrastructure (@Belagavi_infra) August 9, 2019
@COMMITTED2HELP@PMOIndia @HMOIndia @NDRFHQ @PIBHomeAffairs @DDNewsLive @SEOC_Karnataka @CMofKarnataka #BelagaviFloods #BelagaviRains pic.twitter.com/5PbedFsXXE
According to recent reports, Rahul Gandhi was advised not to travel to Waynad as it could affect the relief operation there.
The people of Wayanad, my Lok Sabha constituency, are in my thoughts & prayers as they battle raging flood waters.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 8, 2019
I was to travel to Wayanad, but I’ve now been advised by officials that my presence will disrupt relief operations. I’m awaiting their OK to travel.
27 dead in Pune division, two lakh evacuated from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara 27 people have died due to floods in five districts of Pune division, Deepak Mhaisekar divisional commissioner, told ANI. Over two lakh people have been evacuated from three districts, namely Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara.
As of now 55 teams of the NDRF are deployed in these states and 19 more are expected to reach tonight / tomorrow morning.— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) August 8, 2019
16 columns of the Army, 30 rescue teams of the Navy and Coast Guard, alongwith helicopters, aircrafts and boats, have been pressed into service.
Karnataka: So far, 272 Relief Camps have been established. Nearly 44000 people have been evacuated from flood affected and vulnerable areas.
#KarnatakaFloods: update— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) August 8, 2019
Joint rescue team comprising of Fire and Emergency, SDRF, @NDRFHQ & Army have evacuated 43858 people
Nodal officers are camping in
Two Indian Airforce choppers deployed in Belagavi district
One more chopper request sent to AOC pic.twitter.com/y082jG0PTH
Kerala: Flood relief camps have been opened.
Update on relief camps (As of 07:00 AM 9/8/2019): 315 flood relief camps have been opened across the State. These camps now host 22165 persons from 5936 families. Wayanad district has the most number of camps- 105.— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 9, 2019
There are a series of state and district wise control room numbers that are being manned by the police, in case of emergency.
The State toll free number is 1070, and each Jilla control number is 1077.
The State Emergency Operation Center number is 9446568222.
The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has issued the following advisory for the Godavari Basin:
"Due to ongoing extremely heavy rainfall for the last two days and forecasted extremely heavy rainfall for 9th August onwards in Chhattisgarh, East Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during 7th to 9th May 2019, there is likelihood of rise in river levels in Indravathi, Sabari, Pranhita and Lower Godavari Basins in the States of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. River Indravathi is flowing in Severe Flood Situation. River Godavari is flowing in Above Normal Flood Situation at Eturunagaram in Jayashankar Bhupalapally Dist., Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri Kothagudem Dist in Telangana, Kunavaram and Dowlaiswaram in East Godavari Dist. of Andhra Pradesh."
Kerala: Operations in Kochi Airport have been suspended until 3 PM on Sunday.
Strong winds speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph are also very likely over West Madhya Pradesh, southeast Rajasthan and Gujarat during next 24 hours and over Vidarbha during next 12 hours.
The Central Water Commission has reported a Severe Flood Situation for Brahmaputra at Neamatighat, in Assam, and the Indian Meterological Department has issued a warning for a Depression in Central Madhya Pradesh.
While the Flood situation is self explanatory, a Depression in meterological terms essentially means a low pressure system - where the atmospheric pressure and wind speeds together form a dangerous situation.
However, there is no need to panic.
As per the alert, the damage expected is only minor damage to loose and unsecured structures, and the action advisory is director to fishermen, advising them not to venture into open seas.