Lakhs have been displaced in different parts of the country due to floods.
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
The number of deaths from floods in Karnataka have reached 54 and 15 are missing, the government said on Tuesday. Nearly 7 lakh people have been evacuated and 4 lakh have been moved to shelters across the state. More than 55,000 houses have been damaged. The weather office has said that amount of rainfall in the state is likely to reduce over the next few days.
13 dead, 4 missing in Belgaum floods
- 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
Rahul Gandhi Tweets After Visiting Flood-Hit Wayanad
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.
Fresh rain alert in Kerala as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan visits relief campKerala 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.
Situation Very Bad In Karnataka: BS Yediyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday requested the Centre to release financial assistance of Rs 10,000 crore immediately for the state which is reeling under floods caused by incessant rains.
BS Yediyurappa, who was in Shivamogga to review the situation in the city, said he is going New Delhi on August 16 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation in the aftermath of the deluge.
"The situation is very bad. Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also conducted inspection. There is a loss of over Rs 50,000 crore in the state. On August 16, I am going to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister regarding this," Mr Yediyurappa told news agency ANI.
Since August 8, 88 people have been killed in floods in Kerala. 29 deaths have been reported in Malappuram and 12 people have been killed in Wayanad.
Kerala Chief Minister To Survey Flood-Hit Districts
Rescue Operations On In Maharashtra
Trains Disrupted In Odisha
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.
BS Yeddiyurappa Visits Flood-Hit Shivamogga