More than 100 people have died with heavy monsoon rains triggering floods in different parts of the country in the last one week. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala are the worst-hit states where lakhs have been forced out of their homes. Over 200 rescue teams are on the job to ensure aid to the flood-affected, centre said on Friday.
In Kerala, where at least 67 deaths have died in three days, several people are still fear trapped in Malappuram and Wayanad where massive landslides were reported. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will represent his parliamentary constituency, Wayanad, today, two days after he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure help.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa has estimated the losses in the state due to floods at Rs 6,000 crore.
Here are the updates of floods from Maharashtra, Kerala, and Karnataka:
Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of the areas in northern Karnataka devastated by floods. Mr Shah's visit comes as the state government draws criticism from opposition parties for its failure to form a cabinet, more than two weeks after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was sworn in.
Indian Air Force: Mi-17 rescued 6 people stranded near Narayanpur Dam, Raichur district, Karnataka. A pregnant woman in need of medical aid was attended to by an IAF medical officer on-board the helicopter and later transferred to a hospital on landing. 1/2 #KarnatakaFloodspic.twitter.com/C8swyMg1gh- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Karnataka Congress leader Siddarmaiah tweeted on floods in the state and said "there should not be any politics" over floods.
There should not be any politics in this distress situation. It will be very difficult for @BSYBJP to act alone & is quite impossible to ensure justice in all the departments. I urge him to immediately form the cabinet & make ministers in-charge for each district.- Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) August 11, 2019
Kochi Airport resumes operations. Flight from Abu Dhabi two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area following heavy rains. The Abu Dhabi-Kochi Indigo flight touched down at around 12.15 pm, marking the resumption of the operations, the Cochin
For the next few days I will be based in my Lok Sabha constituency, #Wayanad that has been ravaged by floods. I will be visiting relief camps across Wayanad and reviewing relief measures with District & State officials.- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2019
The India Meteorological Department or the IMD today said that isolated places over Saurashtra, Kutch, ghat areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Mahe and Coastal and South Interior Karnataka are likely to receive very heavy rainfall on Sunday, news agency ANI reported
Due to flooding, land slides and trees & boulders falling on railway tracks caused by heavy rains, and consequent disruption of rail traffic, following changes have been made in train services in #Kerala. pic.twitter.com/QU44G6Kn2O- ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019