Update at 15.32: Army personnel from Mumbai are engaged in rescue and relief operations in Kolhapur, Raigad and Sangli:
Update at 15.23: Aerial visuals show flood-hit Sangli:
Update at 14:49: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the current situation of the floods. Prime Minister Modi has assured every possible assistance from the Centre:
Update at 13:56: A Madarasa in Kolhapur's Shiroli has arranged meals for people affected by floods:
Update at 13:52: NDRF officials recue a monkey in flood-hit Kolhapur:
Update at 13:22: NDRF volunteers distribute food packets flood-affected people in Bhilawadi town of Sangli district.
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.
Even so, rescue and relief operations are on in multiple locations. Government agencies like NDRF are taking constant efforts to make sure that people are not left behind. NDRF crew in dhingys are rescuing people in the flood-hit locations. Ground reports show the efforts that are being carried out:
Along with NDRF, the Indian Coast Guard has also joined in to rescue people:
In addition, the Indian Navy is providing assistance in the affected areas:
Meanwhile, Skymet predicted that more rains will follow in the next five hours: