- Over 22 thousand people were shifted to relief camps in 8 districts of Kerala
- 2 killed in a landslide in Wayanad district, NDRF rescues 54 people
- In Karnataka, many rivers including Krishna are in spate, flood situation in 15 districts
- 25 deaths in Maharashtra on Thursday, 1.35 lakh people have been evacuated so far
Thiruvanthapuram/Bengaluru: Several parts of Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are suffering from rains and floods. Kochi airport in Kerala has to be closed till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rains. Six flights were also diverted to Mangaluru in Karnataka. More than 22 thousand people were shifted to relief camps in Kerala. The government declared a school holiday on Friday.
Two people lost their lives due to landslides in Wayanad. The NDRF rescued 54 here. 8 districts of Kerala and 15 districts of Karnataka are hit by floods. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy rainfall in 9 states including Karnataka and Maharashtra on Friday.
Kerala: Flood situation persists in 8 districts here. There is no chance of getting relief from rain for 48 hours. Heavy rain alert has been issued for Coonoor, Kochi, Kozhikode, Idukki, Mallapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur. More than 22 thousand people were shifted to relief camps in flood-hit districts. Kochi airport was flooded due to heavy rains. Flights were halted until 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
14 died in two days: Two people died in landslides in Meppadi in Wayanad district. 4 people of the family were killed in the house collapse in Mallapuram. Since Thursday, 14 people have died in rain-related accidents. The ancient Shiva temple also sank as Kochi received 110 mm of rain. A rescue team had to be called to evacuate people trapped here.
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(Figures Thursday 8.30 am to Friday morning)
Karnataka: Due to the rains, 15 out of 30 districts are in flood situation. So far 9 people have died in the state. The water level of the Krishna River is above the danger mark. In 51 tehsils, 44 thousand people were evacuated to safer places. Of these, 40 thousand were evacuated only from Belagavi. Around 17,000 people were housed in 272 relief camps. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in 7 districts on Friday. Excessive rainfall is expected here. On the other hand, 100 families have been resuscitated in Tamil Nadu. 13 trains have been canceled in Odisha.
Maharashtra: In five districts here, 25 people died in accidents due to heavy rains on Thursday. 11 people died in Sangli, 7 in Satara, 4 in Pune, 2 in Kolhapur and 1 in Solapur. In Sangli, 14 people died on their way to a safe place from the flood-affected areas. Their resue boat had overturned. Sangli has received 630% more rainfall than normal this year. About 1.35 lakh people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas. There are 36 rescue teams.
Madhya Pradesh: Heavy rains have been lashing many districts including Bhopal, Khandwa, Hoshangabad, Dhar since Thursday evening. According to the Meteorological Department, the state is receiving rains due to the powerful system built in the Bay of Bengal. On Thursday, Guna recorded 114.8 mm, Khandwa 137, Khargone 106.5, Chhindwara 101 mm, Jabalpur 111 mm.
Rajasthan: The Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rainfall in 17 eastern and southern districts. Banswara, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, and Pratapgarh are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places during the next 24 hours.
Gujarat: The situation is grim due to the flooding of Chhota Udaipur here. The Heron River is flowing above the danger mark.
Uttarakhand: Around 12 houses were damaged due to cloudburst in Padma and Phaladia villages of Chamoli district on Thursday night. A woman and child died.
Heavy rain alert in 9 states:The Meteorological Department has issued warnings of very heavy rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra and heavy rain in Goa, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir for Friday. At the same time, winds are predicted to blow at a speed of 50 km in the northeast, central and southwest Arabian Sea regions.