Red alert sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala

Kerala floods

Floods kill 140 in Maharashtra, Kerala, and Karnataka — and there is no end in sight

A total of 4,08,322 people have been rescued from the district and evacuated to safer places, the data showed.As many as 1,224 relief camps are now operational in the state with 3,93,956 people taking shelter in them, while 372 medical teams have been deployed.

More than 250,000 people across the state's worst-affected districts including Wayanad, Malappuram, and Kozhikode have been shifted to relief camps. Many of them now live at 1,600 relief camps. In Karnataka, 86 taluks in 17 districts have been affected due to floods and rains, and the state government has put the toll at 48 and those missing at 12. This is not only a Wayanad issue, this is a Kerala issue, this is a Karnataka issue. "This is the site of a awful landslide that destroyed an entire village, many people are still feared to be trapped & rescue work is ongoing", he said. It said 40 lives have been lost in Maharashtra, 32 in Karnataka and 24 in Gujarat and major rivers like the Tungabhadra, Krishna in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and their tributaries were in spate and continue to cause vast destruction and damage. Home Minister Amit Shah amd Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also conducted inspection. "Loss of over 50,000 crores in the state. On August 16, I am going to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding this".

The flood situation in western Maharashtra improved on Monday after the water level of two crucial rivers in Sangli and Kolhapur districts receded, PTI reported.

National Disaster Response Force continued rescue and relief operations on Tuesday in Shirol and Kolhapur, ANI reported.

Local emergency personnel and troops from the army, navy and air force have been deployed for search, rescue and relief operations.

The floods, which were triggered by release of water from dams in the region and Almatti, displaced more than four lakh people. Several parts of the state, including Saurashtra and Kutch, are receiving heavy rain.

Almost 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods in Gujarat's Kutch district were rescued by the Indian Air Force (IAF), while in Karnataka and Maharashtra, efforts have started to fix roads damaged by landslides and heavy rains.

In Uttarakhand, which is also being affected by heavy rainfall, six people, including a woman and her nine-month-old daughter, were buried alive in landslides in three different villages in the Chamoli district.

Also, five people were killed in West Bengal and Odisha in rain-related incidents on Monday. According to an India Meterological Department (IMD) update, heavy rains are likely in the next two days in southern Kerala.

The MET office issues Red, Orange and Yellow alerts.

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