Weather Highlights: Heavy Rain, Flood In Parts Of Maharashtra; 3 Kerala Districts On 'Red Alert'

All schools and colleges in Malappuram and Wayanad districts will remain closed.

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Weather Highlights: Heavy Rain, Flood In Parts Of Maharashtra; 3 Kerala Districts On 'Red Alert'

An 'orange alert' has also been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod, for today.

New Delhi: 

A red alert has been issued for three districts in Kerala where rains have left some villages submerged and isolated from the rest of the state. Kerala State Disaster Management Authority issued red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode this morning. An 'orange alert' has also been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod, for today. All educational institutions in Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod and Kottayam districts will remain closed.

Just months after a crippling drought in the state, Maharashtra is now grappling with a severe flood situation, especially in its western districts. Over 1.32 lakh people have been shifted to safer places in western Maharashtra with flood waters inundating several towns and villages, especially Kolhapur and Sangli districts on Wednesday following incessant rains. On Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cancelled his "Maha Jan Aadesh Yatra", a month-long outreach programme ahead of elections in the state. He held a meeting in Mumbai to review the flood situation along with senior ministers like Eknath Shinde, Ramdas Kadam, Girish Mahajan and Chandrakant Patil.

Here are the highlights on weather in Kerala, Mumbai and Karnataka:


Aug 08, 2019
14:04 (IST)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in north Karnataka.



Aug 08, 2019
13:49 (IST)
Nine people drowned and four were missing after a boat engaged in rescue work overturned in a water body in Maharashtra's flood-hit Sangli district on Thursday, an official said. The mishap took place near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil when the private boat was carrying around 30 to 32 people affected by the flood to a safer place, Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said. "Nine bodies have been recovered so far. Around 14 to 15 people, who fell from the boat after it overturned, swam to safety," he said.
Aug 08, 2019
13:10 (IST)
Fourteen people died on Thursday after a boat capsized in Sangli, which is one of the worst-affected district in the state.
Aug 08, 2019
12:44 (IST)
Five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been airlifted from Punjab for rescue operations in Maharashtra.
Aug 08, 2019
12:43 (IST)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the state government is on "high alert" in view of the forecast of heavy rainfall in next few days, and people have been advised not to venture into the sea. Heavy rains lashed several parts of Goa, including the state capital Panaji, on Thursday morning. The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) office here on Wednesday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal state for next couple of days. "Heavy rains are likely to continue for another two to three days, so we appeal to people to avoid venturing into the sea. A high alert has been sounded along the coast and people, including tourists and fishermen, have been asked to stay away from the waters," Pramod Sawant said.
Aug 08, 2019
12:42 (IST)
Nearly 43,000 people have so far been evacuated from flood-hit and rain-affected areas of Karnataka, where the rain fury has left nine people dead, authorities said on Thursday. The worst-hit was Belagavi district, where six persons have lost their lives, while 40,180 people have been evacuated. Two persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Uttara Kannada district, from where 3,088 people have been evacuated till date, and one in Shivamogga, according to official figures. Nearly 17,000 people are taking shelter in relief camps.

Aug 08, 2019
12:40 (IST)
The South Western Railway on Thursday announced cancellation of 18 trains due to water-logging on tracks between Pachapur, Gokak and some other places on Pune division following torrential rains. Several trains are also delayed due to water-logging on tracks, the Hubballi-headquartered SWR said. 
Aug 08, 2019
11:20 (IST)
Aug 08, 2019
11:03 (IST)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa tweeted saying, " Requested Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to provide choppers for rescue operations in flood-hit areas."
Aug 08, 2019
10:57 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister to undertake a survey flood affected areas of Kolhapur and Sangli.

Aug 08, 2019
10:57 (IST)
The flood situation due to heavy rains has worsened in western Maharashtra's Sangli with water entering the district prison, forcing authorities to shift prisoners to its upper floor, an official said on Thursday. Following heavy downpour in Sangli in the last few days, the district jail premises, housing around 370 inmates, got inundated on Wednesday.
Aug 08, 2019
10:52 (IST)
Just months after a crippling drought in the state, Maharashtra is now grappling with a severe flood situation, especially in its western districts. Over 1.32 lakh people have been shifted to safer places in western Maharashtra with flood waters inundating several towns and villages, especially Kolhapur and Sangli districts on Wednesday following incessant rains. On Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cancelled his "Maha Jan Aadesh Yatra", a month-long outreach programme ahead of elections in the state. He held a meeting in Mumbai to review the flood situation along with senior ministers like Eknath Shinde, Ramdas Kadam, Girish Mahajan and Chandrakant Patil.
Aug 08, 2019
10:41 (IST)
READ HERE | 'Red Alert' Warning For "Extremely Heavy Rain" In 3 Districts In Kerala

A red alert, warning about likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, has been issued for three districts in Kerala where downpour have left some villages submerged and isolated from the rest of the state. Kerala State Disaster Management Authority issued red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode this morning. An 'orange alert' has also been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod, for today. All educational institutions in Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod and Kottayam districts will remain closed today.

Aug 08, 2019
10:40 (IST)
A red alert, warning about likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall, has been issued for three districts in Kerala where downpour have left some villages submerged and isolated from the rest of the state. Kerala State Disaster Management Authority issued red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode this morning.
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