Flood conditions in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat remain critical. So far, more than 150 people have died in these states and more than 1 million people have taken shelter in relief camps. On Sunday, Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Karnataka. Whereas, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took stock of the worsening flood situation in Kerala.
Between 8 and 11 August in Kerala, 72 people have died due to floods in the state, while 58 people are missing. In addition, 32 people have been injured.
40 people have lost their lives and 14 are missing since 1 August 2019 due to floods in Karnataka. At the same time 5,81,702 people were evacuated, relief camps have been set up in 17 districts and 2028 villages.
Naval Air Station Goa in Karnataka is carrying out air rescue and relief operations in INS Hansa flood-affected Belagavi district. Naval helicopters of INS Hansa transported 26 stranded people to relief camps. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center, Belagavi district is likely to have a fairly widespread with moderate rainfall for the next 5 days.
Meanwhile, former Karnataka CM and JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy visited Enamahal village in Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district and met flood-affected people there.
A house collapsed due to flooding in Lankhi village of development block Ghat in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. The team of Uttarakhand State Disaster Response Force has been sent to the spot for rescue operations.
Gujarat: Security personnel in Morbi district of Gujarat rescued 42 people, including 17 children trapped in a school. In Kalyanpur village of Morbi district of Gujarat, 42 people, including 17 children, were taken to a safe place with the help of local people. Transported.
Soldier Prithviraj Singh Jadeja has placed two children on his shoulder and crossed the flood waters. Prithviraj Singh Jadeja is being appreciated everywhere. When the video went viral, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also called and applauded him. Constable Prithviraj Singh Jadeja has reacted to the incident saying that the situation was such that there was no time to think. People had to be saved at any cost. So I placed both children on my shoulders.
Home Minister Amit Shah, who made an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Karnataka. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa was also with him. Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Gadag, Uttara Kannada, Raichur, Yadgir, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Kodagu districts of the state have been badly affected by the floods.
Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Thane, Pune, Nashik, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg districts in 10 districts in Maharashtra have been reeling under flood due to heavy rains for the past one week. The death toll reached over 30 here. More than four lakh people have been safely evacuated.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kerala to take stock of the floods met by the Rahul Gandhi flood victims . His parliamentary constituency, Wayanadu, has been the worst affected. He made known the flood affected people of Wayanad in relief camps. He also went to Kavalappara.
Cameron Hills is the Lead Editor for News Herder with 12 years of experience.