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Jordan: Flash flood sweeps through iconic Petra

Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba. It comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly children, drowned in a flash flood in the ... Read More »

Central team concludes assessment of flood damages in Nagaland

During the debriefing programme held on thursday night, Joint Secretary in Home Ministry, K B Singh said the final assessment report will be submitted within a week time after the state government submits reconciled memorandum. The Central team reached Nagaland on 4th September and visited some of the worst affected ... Read More »

Flood remains critical in UP

Chief Minister and other members of his cabinet will visit flood-affected areas on Thursday. Meanwhile, heavy rain lashed many parts of state including state capital Lucknow throwing normal life out of gear and affecting traffic badly. Met department has predicted more rains in next 24 hours. Read More »

Flood threat looms large over Nagaland and Meghalaya

Heavy rains have badly affected normal life in Nagaland.  An inter-ministerial team led by the deputy secretary in the Home Ministry is being deployed by the centre to review the situation and will submit its report to the centre.  The MeT depertment has forecast heavy rains for the next three days ... Read More »

Flood situation grim in UP

The Yamuna and Betwa rivers are being closely monitored. They are already in spate in Lalitpur. In Kanpur, the Ganga has turned rough and people from villages on its banks have been evacutaed to safer places. Water released from Narora dam has reached Sambhal and Kannauj, inundating many villages. According ... Read More »

Arunachal, Assam on flood alert

The inhabitants of low-lying areas near the river bank have been asked to shift to safer places. In Assam too, the Dhemaji district administration is taking precautionary measures as the river Siang is the principal constituent of river Brahmaputra. The Government of China has informed the Indian government about abnormally ... Read More »

Defence Minister assesses flood situation in Kodagu

Speaking to the press, Defence Minister said that the torrential rains that lashed the district last week has left a huge trail of destruction. More than 5,000 people have been rendered homeless. Restoration of some of the roads, houses, buildings, water & electricity connections in Kodagu is being done by ... Read More »

Relief & rehabilitation work gains speed in Flood hit Kerala

The floods have paralysed normal life of millions of people and lakhs of them have been affected. Also many of the flood victims are in desperate need of relief supplies. In its bid to lessen the suffering of the people of Kerala and to provide them timely relief Heaquarters Maintenance ... Read More »

Flood situation in Kerala improves

About 9 lakh people are staying in relief camps. Many have started returning to their homes.  Efforts to clean homes are  underway in most districts.  Several NGOs and volunteers  are helping in this effort. People have been advised to exercise caution while cleaning homes as poisonous snakes have been found hiding ... Read More »

Rescue & relief efforts gather pace in flood hit Kerala

As the weather showed signs of improvement in flood ravaged Kerala, agencies involved in rescue and relief operations intensified their efforts. Army, navy air force, coast guard and the NDRF as well as other self help groups and locals are doing all they can to help the affected. Nearly 3 ... Read More »

Relief & rescue efforts gain pace in flood hit Kerala

With rain abating and flood waters receding in parts of Kerala….rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts have gathered momentum. The weather has improved since 2 days but flood waters have not receded in several places in Ernakulum, Thrissur, Pathanam-thitta, Alapuza, and Kollam districts even though at other places the situation is ... Read More »

State governments announce assistance to flood hit Kerala

Maharashtra Chief Minister has announced Rs. 20 crore as immediate assistance to the flood-hit state. While, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced Rs. 10 crore aid and Jharkhand has given a financial help of Rs. Five crore. Uttar Pradesh CM also announced financial assistance of Rs 15 crores for ... Read More »

NCMC reviews flood situation and offers full Central support to Kerala

The meeting held under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha, discussed in a video conference with the Chief Secretary of Kerala. The current flood situation and deployment of rescue teams, motorboats, helicopters, life jackets; provision of food, water and medicines; and restoration of power, telecom and transport links ... Read More »

Torrential rain leads to flood threat in different parts of India

In Uttar Pradesh, death toll in rain-related incidents and lightning has risen to 109. 11 casualties were reported during the last twenty-four hours from different districts. In Assam, nearly 60 thousand people are reeling under the fury of floods in 5 districts. Official sources said two persons lost their lives ... Read More »

Japan’s flood death toll rises to 155, dashing hopes of more survivors

Torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, bringing death and destruction, especially to neighborhoods built decades ago near steep slopes. While rescuers have arrived to clear the roads, accumulated mud and debris of landslides have caused new surge of floodwaters in residential areas of Hiroshima, which ... Read More »

Flood situation grim in Assam, improves in Jammu & Kashmir

The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim.  Over 63,000 people are still affected by the floods across five districts, with the MeT department forecasting more rainfall in the state in the coming days. The death toll stood at 32 with no casualty being reported on Sunday. Union Home ... Read More »