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Flood fury in several districts of the country; Centre closely monitoring situation

In Kerala, rain-related death toll in the state to 22, while over 23000 people have been moved to 351 relief camps. Govt has issued red alert for nine districts as rains Rain is expected to continue till Monday. Situation is serious in Wayanad, mallapuram, Kasargod, Kozikod, Ernakulam and Thrissur. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held an meeting with government and State Disaster Management Authority officials and took stock of the flood situation.

Flood has affected several parts of Maharashtra throwing normal life out of gear. Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and surrounding areas have received very heavy rains in the last few days leading to a flood-like situation.  Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reviewed flood situation in state yesterday. Around 2 lakh 3 thousand people have been rescued and saved while more than 28 thousand animals have been shifted to safer locations. 267 temporary camps have been set up across flood affected areas. 

In Karnataka about 45,000 people have been evacuated from the flood hit areas. Incessant rains in various parts of state have left 12 out of 30 districts and 51 talukas affected. Around 17,000 people have taken shelter in relief camps. Teams of NDRF, Army, Navy and Air Force are involved in the relief operations. Belagavi, Hubli, mysuru, kodagu, bagalkot are worst affected by the floods. According to the state government adequate arrangements for health facilities, drinking water, food items and electricity have been made. Chief Minister visited flood affected areas and met the victims.

Union Minister Prahlad Joshi surveyed the flood affected areas in karnataka.

Amidst these developments, the centre is closely monitoring the situation in flood affected states. Home Ministry called a high level meeting to review the rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Extreme weather conditions in the hills is also affecting normal life. landslides led to closure of chandigarh-manali highway in himachal pradesh.  Traffic had to be diverted from the route. meanwhile, heavy rains in Uttarakhand damaged houses. SDRF teams are engaged in rescue efforts.

In Madhya Pradesh, odisha and chattisgarh, several districts are affected by water logging due to floods. red alert has been declared in 9 districts of MP. Dantewada and Bijapur in Chhattisgarh are affected by floods. Kalahandi and Bolangir in Odisha battleing flood fury.

15 villagers were rescued from bhairam-garh in chattisgarh. Two gates of indravati dam in odisha has been opened to provide some relief from rising waters.

While, flood fury is witnessed in various parts of the country. combined efforts of the admistertaion and forces id trying to provide maximum relief to the affected people.


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