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Several States Face Heavy Floods: An Update From Maharashtra, Kerala & Karnataka

Written By Shloak Prabhu | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In Western Maharashtra, many places are battling heavy floods and authorities have evacuated over two lakh people
  • In Kerala's Kannur District, rains have lashed since past five days, the famous Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple has been submerged
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa gave an update and said that non-stop rescue operations are being carried out

Following a heavy downpour, several states in India are currently facing a dire situation as floods have engulfed large masses of areas. 

Here's a look at the situations in different states across India, which are facing a considerable crisis amid raving floods.

Maharashtra:

In Western Maharashtra, many places are battling heavy floods and authorities have evacuated over two lakh people. In Sangli's Sangalwadi Village, over 15000 people have been stranded in the village. However, consistent rescue efforts are still on by the NDRF and Army personnel. Watch some of the videos here:

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Death toll due to Maharashtra floods has risen to 29 in Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune, whereas, 6 remain missing. On the other hand, 2.85 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places. Thirty-four teams rescue teams are working in flood-hit Kolhapur, while 36 are helping out in Sangli. Now, the Indian Air Force is dropping food packets in flood-hit pockets of Maharashtra.

Kerala:

In Kerala's Kannur District, rains have lashed since past five days. The famous Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple on the banks of Valapattanam River has been submerged. Ground reports have indicated that over 40 percent of the temple has been completely submerged. Further reports also stated that over 5000 people were evacuated from the surrounding areas as the situation got worse. As per locals, the areas around the temple have been the worst-hit. Even during the floods in 2018, the impact was not as serious as this year. People residing here were shifted to higher ground. In addition to the plight of the state, the floods have claimed over 22 lives so far and a red alert has been issued for all districts except Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram. The Wayanad District is the worst-hit and more rains are likely to follow. Here are some visuals from Kerala:

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In addition, the iconic Nehru Trophy Race has been delayed due to the floods. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that a 24-hour control room has been set up at the State Police headquarters to assist those affected by the rains and people can reach the emergency response centre by calling 112. The system is linked with all control room vehicles in the State. 

Karnataka: 

Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa gave an update and said that non-stop rescue operations are being carried out. Relief plans have also been set-up. However, several lives were lost because of the landslides that followed after the floods:

Maharashtra Floods LIVE: Rescue Operations On In Multiple Districts; Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune Face Inundation

(With Inputs from Skymet) 

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