Victims affected by the devastating floods in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh were rescued by a JCB on 9 August. Incessant and heavy downpour has led to flooding in many parts of the state, putting day-to-day life to a standstill.
Republic TV accessed visuals of one of the rescue operations where a JCB is used to help people to cross a flooded region. Footage of the operation shows people climbing on to the extended front-end of the JCB from across the banks of the flooded region to safety. Rains are still pounding Madhya Pradesh, as it can be seen in the video that even as rescue operations continued, the state received no relief from the downpour.
Here is a picture of the rescue operation:
Depression over central parts of the country has once again revived rains over Madhya Pradesh. The system has battered central and southern parts of the state with some flooding rains during the last 24 hours. Many areas of the region have recorded heavy to extremely heavy rains.
According to weather reports, a depression which was over Chhattisgarh has moved towards the west and is now seen over Madhya Pradesh. The system would continue to travel westwards and would simultaneously weaken also. We expect it to weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area by today.
Thus, rains would now start reducing from 9 August from East Madhya Pradesh but central parts like Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dhar would continue with moderate to heavy showers today. By August 10, rains would reduce further and there would significant relief from the ongoing flooding rains. However, isolated rains might continue over a few parts. By August 11, rains would be negligible.
Incessant and heavy downpour has wrecked havoc in places across Karnataka, Kerala, Chattisgarh, and Maharashtra leaving thousands displaced and evacuated from the affected areas.
Maharashtra has witnessed significant inundation in several parts owing to heavy rains in recent weeks. Several districts in the state have been facing challenging situations. As per reports, so far the floods have claimed the lives of 27 people in over five districts of the Pune division. In addition, over two lakh people have been evacuated from the Kolhapur District, which is the worst-hit. In addition, Sangli and Satara too have seen flooding. In a video that Republic TV accessed, the Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway was seen overrun by the floods.
Northern and central parts of Karnataka including Dharwad, Hubbali and other regions are also reeling under the devastating effects of floods.