Hundreds have been killed in different parts of the country and lakhs have been displaced after monsoon rains battered several states. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala are among the worst-hit states.
In Kerala, which is still recovering from the worst deluge in a century last year, 85 people have been killed since last week due to floods. More than two lakh people are in relief camps.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is in flood-hit Shivamogga district today, one of the worst-affected areas of the state.
Here are the live updates on floods in different parts of the country
- Thirteen people lost their lives while four are missing in the aftermath of the floods in the district as on Tuesday, says the district administration.
- A compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been disbursed to the kin of those who lost their lives.
- "Because of flood water, 374 villages have been affected whereas 50,836 families have been evacuated from the flooded areas. Overall, 4.14 lakhs people have been rescued so far. There are 491 relief camps, where people are provided with basic necessities. 17,000 houses have been destroyed," Dr SB Bommanahalli, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Belgaum said
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday praised the people of his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, which has been battered by a flood and landslides, saying that the bravery and dignity displayed by them in the face of tragedy was "truly humbling".
"I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent," Mr Gandhi wrote on his Facebook and Twitter pages on Tuesday after a two-day visit.
I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent.- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 13, 2019
The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling.
It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP.
Thank you Kerala. pic.twitter.com/PVwmUAFboZ
#MaharashtraFloods: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has established a medical camp on Haripur road in Sangli. Two doctors of NDRF along with paramedics and support staff with essential medicines are present there to ensure medical help to people. pic.twitter.com/pPw3Anz9Zu- ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today assured people at a relief camp in Meppadi near Wayanad that the government will stand with all those who are suffering due to rains and floods for the past six days.
"The state government will do everything possible to give maximum help and support to all, so that they come back to normal life very quickly. Our first task is to complete the rescue operations and then we will shift our focus to extensive rehabilitation work," Mr Vijayan assured.
He gave this assurance even as the meteorological department gave a fresh red alert in Idukki, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts of more rains, while massive rescue operations are currently on at Puthumala at Meppadi and Kavalapara near Malappuram where 46 bodies are feared trapped under the mud.
Maharashtra: CM Devendra Fadnavis chaired state Cabinet Meeting today and announced Rs. 6813 crore assistance for the flood-affected persons of the state; Rs. 4708 crore for Kolhapur, Sangli & Satara & Rs. 2105 crore for Konkan region, Nashik & rest of the affected districts. pic.twitter.com/ajNqTR1Atw- ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
In Odisha, train services have been temporarily disrupted on Sambalpur-Titlagarh section due to water flowing over the tracks at many locations, news agency ANI.