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Kerala Floods 2019 Updates: Over 100 killed, 59 missing; heavy rains predicted tomorrow

Kerala Flood, Flood in Kerala 2019: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 for flood-affected families. Over 100 people have been killed across the state so far.

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An aerial view of flood-hit areas of Aluva in Kochi. (PTI Photo)

Kerala Flood 2019 Latest Updates: Over 100 people have been killed and lakhs displaced in Kerala which has witnessed widescale devastation due to ravaging floods. Several areas remain inundated as rescue teams including the Army, Navy, NDRF, SDRF  work on war scale to provide relief and rescue people hit by the deluge. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced Rs 10,000  immediate assistance to flood-affected families.

Those who have lost their homes and land would be given Rs 10 lakh, while those whose houses had been destroyed or damaged would get Rs 4 lakh, CM Vijayan told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.

Meanwhile, the weather department has issued red alert  in districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode, and Orange alert has been issued in districts of Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod for Wednesday.

Wayanad, Kozhikode, Idukki and Malappuram were some of the worst-hit districts.

In last few days Malappuram district has seen a series of landslips due to heavy rains at Kavalappara and Kottakunnu resulting in the death of 24 people.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who represents Wayanad in Lok Sabha, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking help for the people of the flood-hit region. Rahul, who was on a two-day visit of Wayanad, also visited some of the relief camps set up for the affected people.

Meanwhile, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed solidarity with India over floods wreaking havoc in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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17:13 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Kerala floods: Vijayan reaches out to Tamil Nadu via Twitter

Kerala CM appealed for assistance as the state reels under floods. 95 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Kerala. Vijayan tweeting in Tamil seemed to be an attempt at reaching out to the people of Tamil Nadu, as hinted by an official in his office.

16:22 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Kerala floods: Over 100 killed, 59 missing

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has revised the death toll due to floods in the state to 102. It said 59 people are missng and 35 have been injured in flood-related incidents across the state between August 8 to August 14.  

15:22 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Rahul Gandhi writes to RBI Governor over Kerala floods

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has written to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das to ease loan repayment norms. “Almost a year back, Kerala witnessed the worst floods in over a century. I request RBI to take measures to extend the moratorium on repayment of loans by farmers to December 2019,” Rahul Gandhi said in his letter.

15:08 (IST)14 Aug 2019
RED ALERT for three districts!

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Red Alert for Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur for today. Continuous rains in flood-hit areas of Kerala have made the situation worse.  Despite bad weather, relief and rescue teams have been putting massive efforts reach out to the affected people.  

15:01 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Rs 10,000 each to flood affected families

The Kerala government has also announced an immediate relief of Rs 10,000 to each family affected by the devastating floods.   CM Pinarayi Vijayan told the media after a cabinet meeting that though the damage by floods is much less than last year, it will still require massive efforts to resurrect things. 

13:00 (IST)14 Aug 2019
CM Vijayan announces compensation

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced compensation for those affected by floods.  Families of people who died in the floods will get Rs 4 lakh, Vijayan said. 

12:54 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Over 90 killed in Kerala floods
In Kerala, 95 people have died since August 8 in flood-related incidents. Over 30 people have been injured and 59 are still missing.  

11:47 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Flood fury in Kerala, Karnataka – IN PICTURES

Southern states Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Gujarat in the west have been battered by ravaging floods this year.  Lakhs of people have been displaced to due the deluge as relief and rescue work by the Army, Navy, NDRF and SDRF and local authorities in the respective states continue on war scale.  | Flood Fury in India – IN PICS

11:44 (IST)14 Aug 2019
No respite from rains in Kerala

The weather department has issued Red Alert in districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode, and Orange Alert has been issued in districts of Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod for Wednesday. Kerala has receiving continuous rains since last week resulting in devastating floods across the state.

21:09 (IST)12 Aug 2019
12 people lost their lives in Wayanad

Wayanad, which was also rocked by a massive landslide at Puthumala, 12 people have lost their lives and seven are still missing. In the 212 relief camps in the district over 35,000 people have taken shelter, an official release said.

19:50 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Rains subsiding in parts of Kerala

With rains subsiding in several parts of Kerala, rescue operations continue in Kavalappara and Puthumala in Malappuram and Wayanad districts. The death till has reached 76. 76. Over 2.87 lakh people are in relief camps.

18:35 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Amit Shah ‘deliberately’ skipped flood affected Kerala: CPI (M)

The CPI(M) politburo has claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah “deliberately skipped” the aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala and instead chose to visit BJP-ruled states like Maharashtra and Karnataka. In a statement, the party expressed concern at the loss of life and destruction of property and livestock due to the floods in various parts of the country.

18:07 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Nine dead in Uttarkhand and Jammu

Heavy showers in Uttarakhand and Jammu left nine people dead in landslides. Rescue operations are on in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat with the death toll reaching 173 in the four flood-hit states.

17:30 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Rahul Gandhi meets Wayanad collector to review flood situation

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi met with the district collector on Monday to take stock of the situation in the constituency. Earlier in the day, Rahul had also made an appeal to people asking them to donate relief materials.

17:02 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Expedite claims settlement in flood-affected: Irdai to insurers

Insurance regulator Irdai has asked insurers to take speed up settlement of claims in flood-affected areas. “There is an urgent need for the insurance industry to take immediate steps to mitigate the hardships of the affected insured population by ensuring immediate registration and settlement of eligible claims,” Irdai said.

16:35 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka CM announces Rs 5 lakh comepnsation for victims in Belthangady

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada said that 5 bridges and 300 houses had been damaged or completely destroyed due to floods in the district. ‘These families will receive a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each. As an emergency relief, Rs 10,000 will be distributed to the victims,’ Yediyurappa was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

16:10 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Amit Shah visiting only BJP-ruled states suffering from floods, alleges CPI(M)

The CPI(M) has accused home minister Amit Shah of ‘deliberately skipping’ the aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala and instead visiting only BJP-ruled states like Karnataka and Maharashtra.

15:36 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Gujarat rains: Air Force rescues 125 people from Kutch

The Indian Air Force rescued 125 people who were stranded on a road washed away by floods in Kutch, Gujarat. After heavy rainfall in the last few days, a road in Kutch district was washed away leaving a number of people stranded.

15:08 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: Water recedes in Kolhapur, NH-4 re-opened

The water level has begun to recede in flood-hit Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Flood-affected National Highway NH-4 has been re-opened for heavy vehicles and SUVs at Kolhapur-Sangli Phata.

14:42 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Deve Gowda requests Modi to declare Karnataka floods national calamity

Former prime minister and JDS leader HD Deve Gowda has sought Rs 5,000 interim relief for the floods in Karnataka. Gowda wrote to PM requesting him to notify the natural disaster as a national calamity.

14:15 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 76

The death toll in Kerala has mounted to 76 and nearly 2.87 lakh have taken refuge in relief camps as monsoon fury continues.

13:43 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka rains: Crocodile lands on roof of a house

Rescue and relief works are on in full swing even as the flood waters have started to recede in Karnataka. With the situation improving, search is on for those who have gone missing and efforts are being made to reach out to those who need to be evacuated. 

12:33 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Rahul Gandhi visits flood affected

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited a relief camp at Kaithapoil, Thamrassaery. he interacted with the flood affected people who are seeking shelter. 

Rahul Gandhi at a flood relief camp in Kerala. (Photo: Twitter/Congress)
12:01 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Rahul Gandhi appeals to people to donate relief material

On a visit to flood-hit Wayanad, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to the people to provide relief materials for those hit by the devastating rains. Gandhi said that Wayanad is in urgent need of water, sleeping mats, blankets, soaps, sanitary napkins and other relief materials.

11:29 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka floods: Death toll rises to 40, roads blocked

Rescue operations in Karnataka continued till late on Sunday night as the death toll due to the heavy rains rose to 40 in the state. Landslides and waterlogging in various parts of the state has resulted in bus and train services being affected.

11:14 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka rains: Hampi inundated

The world heritage site Hampi along the banks of Tungabhadra River in Ballari district has been inundated with authorities releasing over 1.70 lakh cusecs from a reservoir on Sunday morning.

11:10 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Bengaluru-Mangaluru NH remains closed

In the wake of series of landslides, the national highway connecting Bengaluru and Mangaluru will remain closed at least till Monday. Officials said that there was slight reduction in the water level in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district. The water level near Bantwal has also reduced from 11 metres above the danger level to 9.1 metres above the danger level.

10:58 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Kerala flood 2019: CM upset with rumours about contributions to CM’s Distress Relief Fund

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vijayan has expressed anguish at the manner in which some sections are spreading rumours about contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. He said that the fund will be used only for the needs of the affected and not for anything else. He said that it was unfortunate that some negative campaigns are currently on.

10:45 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Kerala flood: Not asked for funds from Centre, says CM Vijayan

Chief Minister Vijayan said that the state government has not yet asked for funds from the Centre. He added that the Centre was providing all support for the ongoing relief and rescue work.

10:37 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Kerala: Two fishermen die in Trivandrum

Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that two fishermen from Chirayinkeezhu, Trivandrum have died after their boat capsized in sea. The government has issued an alert asking fishermen not to venture near sea.

10:33 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka floods: Rescue, relief works on in full swing

Rescue and relief works are on in full swing in flood ravaged districts of Karnataka, with a let up in the rains and water receding in most of the affected areas. A PTI report said that situation was improving and search is on for those who have gone missing and efforts are being made to reach out to those who need to be evacuated. Eighty taluks of 17 districts in Karnataka have been affected due to floods and rains.

10:21 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka rains: 5 lakh people evacuated

In Karnataka, nearly 5.81 lakh people have been evacuated. At present, 1168 relief camps operational across the state. Nealry 3.27 lakh people are living in the relief camps. A total of 17 districts and 2028 villages are affected.

10:16 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Karnataka floods: Death toll rises to 40

Since August 1, 40 people have lost their lives and 14 people are missing due to floods. According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Belagavi district most likely to receive scattered to fairly wide spread with moderate rain for the next 5 days.

10:08 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Andhra Pradesh: 2 major reservoirs almost full

The two major reservoirs on river Krishna, Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar have almost been filled to capacity after virtually being dry for several months in Andhra Pradesh. Rains are still continuing in the upper riparian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, bountiful water is flowing in the river, filling up all major reservoirs along its course. Heavy discharges from rivers Tungabhadra and Bhima are also adding to the flood surge in Krishna.

10:01 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Maharashtra rains: Heavy rain likely in flood-hit Kolhapur, Satara today

The Met department has predicted heavy rains on Monday at isolated places in Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts of Maharashtra, which are affected by severe floods. According to IMD, intensity of showers will reduce further on Tuesday, which will help in carrying out rescue operations. Similar forecast is also issued for coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts which have been receiving excess showers for the last seven days.

09:51 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Watch: House collapses as flash flood hits Chamoli

House collapsed as flash flood hits Vikas Khand Ghat’s Lankhi village in Chamoli of Uttarakhand. State Disaster Response Force team has been rushed to the spot for rescue operation.

09:41 (IST)12 Aug 2019
400 killed in Kerala floods 2018

This is the second consecutive year that the floods and landslides have ravaged Kerala, which is yet to recover from the devastating deluge that claimed over 400 lives last year and had rendered lakhs homeless.

09:32 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Flight operations resume at Kochi international airport

Flight operations from the international airport at Kochi resumed on Sunday afternoon, 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 resumption of the operations.

09:22 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Met department predicts more rains in Kerala

In a big relief to those engaged in rescue efforts, the rains on Sunday appear to have come down. However, the Met department has predicted more rains are predicted in the coming days across Kerala. The government has asked everyone to remain alert and be receptive to warnings.

09:15 (IST)12 Aug 2019
Kerala flood 2019: 8 still missing in Meppadi

The worst-affected areas are Meppadi in Wayanad and Kavalapara in Malappuram. Various rescue teams are working hard to recover bodies of those trapped. As of now, eight people are still missing in Meppadi and with the rains subsiding, the rescue works are going on well.

Malappuram: A view of a flood-affected region in Malappuram district of Kerala on Sunday.
Various agencies, including the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, NDRF, police force, volunteers and fishermen are involved in the rescue operations across Kerala. This is the second consecutive year that the floods and landslides have ravaged the state. In August 2018, flood and rains have caused extensive damage to the state and claimed over 400 lives and left lakhs homeless.

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