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27 dead due to floods in Maharashtra, over 2 lakh people evacuated

The rain continued to lash across several states as southwest monsoon thundered, throwing normal life out of gear.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 22:40
Sangli district, Maharashtra

MUMBAI: As many as 27 people have died due to floods in five districts of Pune division while more than two lakh people have been evacuated to safer places from three districts of Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara. "27 people died due to floods in 5 districts of Pune division in Maharashtra. More than 2 lakh people have been evacuated to safe places till now from 3 districts including Kolhapur, Sangli, and Satara," Deepak Mhaisekar, Divisional Commissioner, Pune Division, said on Thursday.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected districts of Sangli and Kolhapur to take the stock of the situation. 

Here are the live updates:-

8 August 2019, 22:26 PM

27 people died due to floods in 5 districts of Pune division in Maharashtra. More than 2 lakh people have been evacuated to safe places till now from 3 districts including Kolhapur, Sangli, & Satara: Pune Division, Divisional Commissioner, Deepak Mhaisekar.

8 August 2019, 22:24 PM

Kochi airport shut till midnight after heavy rain leaves runway flooded.

8 August 2019, 19:13 PM

Western Railway shares list of various trains affected on Western Railway from August 8-12 due to heavy rain and water-logging at Kim and Kosamba stations of Vadodara Division.

 

8 August 2019, 19:11 PM

Relief for Sangli as Karnataka agrees to release water from Almatti Dam.

8 August 2019, 17:43 PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited Shivaji Nagar area in Kolhapur to review rescue & relief operations. CM also met flood-affected people staying at Kalyani Hall in Kolhapur, today. 

8 August 2019, 15:33 PM

In view of its subsequent west–north westward movement, there is a very likely enhancement of rainfall over parts Konkan region and Madhya Maharashtra during next 2 days and reduction thereafter: IMD, Mumbai.

8 August 2019, 15:33 PM

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal off north Odisha West Bengal coast has weakened into a depression and now lies over north-east Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood: IMD, Mumbai.

8 August 2019, 15:32 PM

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis conducts aerial survey of the flood situation in Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara with other state ministers.

 

8 August 2019, 15:31 PM

9 people have died, 3 feared drowned and 3 are missing in Sangli boat incident. 15 people have been rescued. There were 30 people on the boat: District Administration, Sangli.

8 August 2019, 15:30 PM

A boat overturned near Bhamnal in Palus block of Sangli district. There were 27-30 villagers on that boat. So far, 9 bodies have been recovered, and 16 people have been rescued. Rest still missing: Deepak Mhaisekar, Divisional Commissioner of Pune Division.

8 August 2019, 14:59 PM

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa over flood situation in Maharashtra. Yediyurappa agreed to release 5 lakh cusecs water from Almatti dam, which will help to bring down the water level in Sangli district.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to CM Fadnavis and assured all kind of assistance from the government to tackle flood situation in Maharashtra.

8 August 2019, 14:55 PM

Maharashtra government announces a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those who died after a rescue boat capsized in flood-hit Sangli district due to excessive rainfall.

8 August 2019, 13:23 PM

Karnataka Chief Minister and state BJP president BS Yediyurappa called an emergency meeting of MLAs and MPs in the wake of the flooding in the Belgaum district of Northern Karnataka. In the meeting, he instructed all legislators, MPs and the district authorities to respond properly to the plight of the affected people. He added that the government was committed to providing relief to all.

8 August 2019, 13:20 PM

11 people died after a rescue boat carrying around 30 people capsized in Maharashtra's flood-hit Sangli district during search and rescue operations. Bodies of nine persons have been recovered which included four women, three men, and two children. A search of two other bodies is on.

8 August 2019, 13:05 PM

North Karnataka is completely in the grip of heavy rains and floods. Belagavi, Hubli Dhardwad, Bagalkot, Raichuru , Kulburgi , Kodugu, Dakshin Kannda districts have been badly affected by continuous rain. Districts administration have been put on alert and are engaging in rescue operations with the help of local administration, NDRF, and the Army. 

Chief Minister BS Yediurappa has been camping in Belagavi since Wednesday evening. He reviewed the situation and asked for choppers to be deployed to rescue stranded people. He has assured to provide all possible measures to save the life and property of the people.

8 August 2019, 13:05 PM

North Karnataka is completely in the grip of heavy rains and floods. Belagavi, Hubli Dhardwad, Bagalkot, Raichuru , Kulburgi , Kodugu, Dakshin Kannda districts have been badly affected by continuous rain. Districts administration have been put on alert and are engaging in rescue operations with the help of local administration, NDRF, and the Army. 

Chief Minister BS Yediurappa has been camping in Belagavi since Wednesday evening. He reviewed the situation and asked for choppers to be deployed to rescue stranded people. He has assured to provide all possible measures to save the life and property of the people.

8 August 2019, 13:00 PM

NDRF in a statement on flood relief to various stricken states says: 28 teams have been deployed and five more teams are being sent to Maharashtra. 11 teams have been deployed and five more being sent to Karnataka while five teams are being deployed in Kerala.

8 August 2019, 12:58 PM

Heavy flooding in Nilambur and Perinthalmanna areas of Malappuram district in Kerala due to heavy rainfall in northern districts of the state. Fire brigade team are conducting rescue operations in the area.

8 August 2019, 12:55 PM

Residents of Multai in Madhya Pradesh celebrate as Tapti river overflows after three years and enters Tapti temple.

8 August 2019, 12:55 PM

Residents of Multai in Madhya Pradesh celebrate as Tapti river overflows after three years and enters Tapti temple.

8 August 2019, 12:53 PM

Due to excessive rainfall and flood-like situation in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, tankers carrying milk have got stranded. Only 3,000 litres of milk could reach Ratnagiri, as against the normal supply of 60,000 litres of milk per day. The 3,000-litre milk, which should have reached in an average of four hours, reached after 12 hours. 

In past two days, not a single petrol truck coming from Sangli and Sindhudurg districts reached Ratnagiri as all its petrol pumps have been shut down.

8 August 2019, 12:47 PM

Incessant rainfall has led to flooding in parts of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. Locals are being evacuated to safer places, news agency ANI reported.

8 August 2019, 12:44 PM

Waterlogging on National Highway near Muthanga check post in Kerala's Wayanad following heavy rainfall in the area.

8 August 2019, 12:42 PM

According to news agency ANI, there has been an increase in water level in Mysuru's Kabini Dam by 46,000 cusecs of water. The water level in the dam is at 2281.5 feet and maximum level is 2284 feet, even as 40,000 cusecs of water has been released from the dam.

8 August 2019, 12:34 PM

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams continue rescue operations in flood-affected Satara district of Maharashtra. Earlier today, five teams of NDRF were airlifted from Punjab for rescue operations in Maharashtra. They arrived in Pune division and then spread to flood-affected areas of Sangli, Kolhapur, and Pune.

8 August 2019, 12:30 PM

The IMD has issued a red alert for Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada coastal district for Thursday. schools, colleges, and Anganwadi in Kodagu, Dharwad, Mangaluru, Hassan, Belagavi, Mysuru, Karwar and Udupi districts have been closed down for Thursday and Friday in view of red alert announced by their respective district authorities due to incessant rainfall.

8 August 2019, 12:28 PM

At least 19 trains on Mumbai-Pune division of Central Railway and on Milaj-Londa section of Western Railway have been cancelled due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging.

All schools and colleges will remain closed in entire Kolhapur district, three tehsils of Pune district and five tehsils of Sangli district following the red alert for heavy rainfall issued by IMD.

8 August 2019, 12:19 PM

At least 16 people died and several others were injured in Maharashtra even as 1.4 lakh people have been evacuated from five districts of Pune division – Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, and Pune, which are among the districts severely hit by incessant rains.

The evacuation process was administered by four NDRF teams that were brought in from Goa, and 14 Navy teams who reached Maharashtra on Wednesday.

8 August 2019, 12:17 PM

The Indian Meteorological Centre, Trivandrum, issued a red alert for Idukki, Malappuram, and Kozhikode districts of Kerala, which detonates the likelihood of extremely heavy rainfall, directing the state authorities and people to 'take action'. Further, an orange alert has been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargod districts for August 8, which entails likelihood of heavy rainfall and directs authorities to remain prepared.