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Monsoon Updates: Death toll due to floods climb to 95 in Kerala, 58 in Karnataka

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New Delhi, Aug 15: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three rain-related deaths were reported in Madhya Pradesh, where heavy downpour was witnessed. Heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi in Odisha is likely to cause a "medium flood" in the river, Water Resources Secretary P K Jena said. According to a forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), some areas in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are expected to have heavy to very heavy downpour on Thursday.

The flooded coastline in the north of Kochi, Kerala

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12:25 AM, 15 Aug
Nearly 50,000 people were evacuated from vulnerable and marooned areas to safe shelters in Odisha and 124 free kitchens were opened for providing them with food. Mentioning that around 11 lakh cusecs water was flowing in Mahanadi at Khairamal on Tuesday night, the water resources secretary said it was likely to pass through Mundali barrage in Cuttack early on Thursday. "A medium flood is expected in the system and there is no major threat. There is nothing much to worry, but people should be alert," Jena said. District administrations in Bolangir, Subarnapur, Boudh, Angul, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapada and Jajpur have been asked to remain prepared to deal with the possible flood in the Mahanadi, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said.
12:25 AM, 15 Aug
In Madhya Pradesh, around 3,000 people were shifted to relief camps following a heavy downpour. Almost the entire state is receiving rains, and some areas are expected to have "very heavy to extremely heavy" rain by Thursday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned. The rivers Narmada, Kshipra, Betwa, Tapti, Tawa, Chambal and Parwati are in spate. According to the IMD, heavy rains are likely to lash parts of north Gujarat on Thursday and Friday. The state received heavy rainfall last week, leading to massive rescue operations in flooded areas by the state and Central agencies, including the Air Force and National Disaster Response Force.
12:25 AM, 15 Aug
On Wednesday morning, the water level of the Panchganga river at Rajaram weir in Kolhapur was at 42.11 feet, marginally below the danger line of 43 feet, an official at the collectorate said. Forty-nine deaths were reported till Tuesday in flood-related incidents in five western Maharashtra districts of Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Satara and Solapur, Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar had said.
12:25 AM, 15 Aug
The death toll in flood-ravaged Karnataka rose to 58 on Wednesday, with the recovery of four more bodies in Hassan district. Joint rescue teams comprising personnel from the State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Army have evacuated nearly 6.98 lakh people till now. Meanwhile, life is slowly limping back to normalcy in Kolhapur and Sangli as the flood water has receded in these districts of Maharashtra and the key rivers there are now also flowing below the danger mark. Till Tuesday, 6.45 lakh people were shifted to safer locations in Kolhapur and Sangli, which have been the worst affected by floods following heavy rains in western Maharashtra and Konkan region.
12:25 AM, 15 Aug
Over 1.89 lakh people, who were displaced by the floods and landslides have taken refuge in 1,118 camps, officials said, adding that 1,057 houses had been completely damaged and 11,159 partially destroyed in the deluge across the state.
12:24 AM, 15 Aug
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters here after a cabinet meeting that the government was trying to provide all possible help to those affected. Vijayan also cautioned people against malicious campaign asking people to refrain from contributing to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and urged them to liberally donate cutting across all differences. Of the 95 deaths reported, 35 were from Malappuram and 12 from Wayanad, where massive landslides had battered high range villages of Kavalappara and Puthumala.
12:24 AM, 15 Aug
In Kerala, many low lying areas have been waterlogged, even as the death toll in the rain-battered state has gone up to 95. A red alert has been sounded for three north Kerala districts of Malappuram, Kannur and Kozhikode, which bore the brunt of the flood fury and landslides last week. Pathanamthitta, a central Kerala district which has been receiving very heavy rains since last night is put on high vigil, authorities said on Wednesday. Taking into account the heavy rain forecast, educational institutions in 11 districts have declared holiday on Wednesday.
12:24 AM, 15 Aug
Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three rain-related deaths were reported in Madhya Pradesh, where heavy downpour was witnessed. Heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi in Odisha is likely to cause a "medium flood" in the river, Water Resources Secretary P K Jena said. According to a forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), some areas in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are expected to have heavy to very heavy downpour on Thursday.
12:22 AM, 15 Aug
Meanwhile, Sharmila Thackeray, MNS chief Raj Thackeray's wife, on Wednesday visited flood-affected people in Karad tehsil of Satara district and assured them of help from the party. Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket, also visited flood victims. She also met NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Kolhapur to discuss the flood situation.
12:22 AM, 15 Aug
MSEDCL incurred a loss of Rs 523 crore in Kolhapur and Rs 350 crore in Sangli as transformers and meters were submerged in water and thousands of electricity polls collapsed or were bent, he said. The MSEDCL will not charge consumers for replacement of damaged meters in flood-affected area, the minister added. Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Subhash Deshmukh said the government will pay compensation of Rs 30,000 to every person for loss of cattle in the floods.
12:22 AM, 15 Aug
Maharashtra power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said on Wednesday that MSEDCL, the state power distribution company, incurred a loss of Rs 873 crore due the damage caused to electricity polls and transformers by the floods in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. Despite the damage caused to its infrastructure, electricity supply has been restored to 2,73,817 out of 3.90 lakh consumers, said Bawankule. The MSEDCL has also decided to give additional one month to people to pay their bills in view of loss of income and damage to property due to the floods, he added.
11:37 PM, 14 Aug
Traffic in Miraj -Kolhapur section has been restored. Caution order of 20 kmph imposed in 3 km of submerged track. Track between Rukadi to Kolhapur was suspended from August 4. Today evening water level receded below danger level, Central railways said.
11:36 PM, 14 Aug
Kerala Floods:
11:35 PM, 14 Aug
Former State Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar visited flood affected areas in Sangama, Kanakapura, earlier today.
11:35 PM, 14 Aug
61 deaths and 14 people missing due to flood-related incidents across 22 districts of the state as of 14th August in Karnataka.
11:34 PM, 14 Aug
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) statement says during next 24 hours, rainfall very likely at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated areas of Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts.
5:50 PM, 14 Aug
Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday sought a complete loan waiver for farmers affected by floods in the state and demanded that the state government provide them an assistance of Rs 60,000 per hectare of crop damage. A delegation of state Congress leaders met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the flood situation. They demanded that the government ensure fresh loans to farmers and provide them compensation for the death of their livestock and repairs of houses, the Congress said in a statement issued here.
5:37 PM, 14 Aug
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flags off trucks carrying flood relief material to Wayanad & Malappuram.
3:30 PM, 14 Aug
IMD issues red alert in #Kodagu district for the next 24 hours
3:25 PM, 14 Aug
Rahul Gandhi in a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das: Almost a year back, Kerala witnessed the worst floods in over a century. I request RBI to take measures to extend the moratorium on repayment of loans by farmers to December 2019.
3:25 PM, 14 Aug
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD): Red alert issued for Malappuram, Kozhikode, & Kannur for today.
3:25 PM, 14 Aug
The Malayalam film industry is doing its bit to encourage the public to participate more generously in the relief efforts. Mollywood celebrities have started a celebrity challenge to raise funds for CMDRF.
2:39 PM, 14 Aug
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan: Families of the people who died in the floods will get Rs 4 lakh
2:38 PM, 14 Aug
Kerala Cabinet has decided to sanction an urgent relief of ₹10,000 each to the flood-affected families. The current death toll, meanwhile, stands at 95.
2:37 PM, 14 Aug
Red alert has been issued in districts Kozhikode, Kannur and Malapuram of which Malapuram shares a border with Tamil Nadu.
2:37 PM, 14 Aug
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweet in Tamil for assistance to his rain-ravaged state seemed to be an attempt at reaching out to the people of Tamil Nadu, as hinted by an official in his office. However, in the series of tweets, Vijayan said some people were "spreading false propaganda" that Kerala required no assistance in the wake of the monsoon fury which led to landslides and floods, leaving 95 dead and nearly 2.25 lakh people displaced.
2:36 PM, 14 Aug
The IMD in its latest weather forecast Wednesday predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places across Odisha.
2:36 PM, 14 Aug
With the recovery of four bodies in Hassan district, the toll in Karnataka floods has gone up to 58, authorities said on Wednesday.
11:30 AM, 14 Aug
Andhra Pradesh
70 crest gates of Prakasam Barrage have been lifted, with huge inflows of floodwater reaching the reservoir from Pulichintala project on Krishna river.
11:00 AM, 14 Aug
After 500 tourists stranded at Virupapura Gadde (island) near World Heritage Site Hampi were rescued, the Karnataka government has initiated legal action against owners of hotels and resorts on the island for ignoring the flood warning.
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