Karnataka floods Live Updates: Death toll in Karnataka flood fury climbs to 76: Due to heavy non-stop rain from past two days, Karnataka has been flooding because of which there are subsequent landslides which also have reported at various places along Charmadi Ghat. Traffic movement was prohibited as roads are flooded with water overflowing and schools and colleges as closed.
The rescue teams are non-stop doing their rescue mission in order to move people from flood-affected areas to the safe place and providing them food and fresh water to drink. The rescue team comprises of personnel from Fire and Emergency, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Army.
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Rains batter South India, Kerala worst hit with 28 deaths
Rains continued to hammer South India Friday–Kerala being the worst-hit–with reports of 45 deaths over the past three days, as rail and air services were hit and authorities scrambled to rescue people from low-lying and submerged areas. People in several districts of Kerala, particularly Wayanad and Malappuram, continued to face the wrath of the rains with landslips and floods leaving 28 people dead in rain-related incidents over the past three days and cutting-off several low-lying regions.
The devastating landslide and flood claimed the lives of seven persons in Kerala’s Kozhikode on Friday. According to officials, the total death toll in the district increased has increased to 9. Four persons, including three from a family, lost their lives in a major landslide at Vilangad near Vadakara in the district.
1,000 evacuated as Narmada overflows in two districts of Madhya Pradesh
Around 1,000 people were evacuated in Dhar and Barwani districts of Madhya Pradesh on Friday with the river Narmada flowing above the danger mark, as rains lashed all parts of the state. At least one death in rain-related incidents was reported, alongwith cases of people being swept away in flooded rivers and going missing. Sluice gates of seven of the 28 dams in the state have been opened due to rise in water levels, officials said.
Due to heavy rains and water overflowing, Mysuru to Madikeri and Mysuru to HD Kote Road are closed, said Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
There are total number of 16 Columns, 12 Engineer Task Forces that are employed in Belgaum, Bagalkot and Raichur, which includes almost 1,000 Army personnel to carry out flood relief operations.
Due to heavy rain in 12 northwest and coastal districts of Karnataka, at least nine people were killed and many others got injured, an official said on Thursday.
The official said, “Of the 9 rain-related deaths, 6 were in Belagavi, 2 in Uttara Kannada and one in Shivamogga. About 50 cattle also perished or washed away in flood waters,”
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa said “There is no trouble for Maharashtra as Alamatti is located very far,”
There are about 16,875 people and 3,010 animals have been shifted to 272 relief camps that are opened in the state.
The Met department has said that the situation is improving a little bit and there is no further red alert for Belgaum from August 10 as well as no more red alert for all districts in Karnataka from Aug 11. The red alert has been reduced to yellow alert.
Superintendent Engineer, Kabini Circle, Srikanta Prasad, said, “10,00,00 cusec of water has been released from Kabini Dam, 15,000 cusec of water released from Taraka Dam and 10,000 cusec of water released from Nagu Dam.”
In Belagavi, Indian Air Force teams have carried out flood relief operations. A total number of 25 civilians have been rescued by lifting from Roggi, Halolli, Udhagatti and Girdal. Also there are about 475 food packets also with drinking water has been dropped in affected areas.
A house collapsed due to continuous rain in Ooty, where two people Amudha (36) and Kaveri (12) died and one person Lokesh (12) was severely injured.
Joint rescue team which also includes Fire and Emergency, SDRF, NDRF, Army has evacuated around 1,24,291 people today.
As per the report, many infrastructures has been damaged in Belagavi district and the initial assessment says 1,410 km road, 4,019 buildings, 2,575 electrical poles have been damaged in Belagavi due to heavy rain.
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted, “Floods have created widespread damage in my state and thousands of lives have been affected. I’m announcing Rs 1 crore from my MPLAD fund to flood-affected areas and people. I request all those who can to help out in anyway they can.”