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August 18, 2019 / 07:19 AM IST

Floods updates: Incessant rains in Madhya Pradesh, several rivers in spate

Updates of the floods in various parts of India

Heavy rainfall has led to floods in various parts of the country. Parts of Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the worst affected. This live blog will bring you the latest updates on that front.

The death toll in Kerala mounted to 76 even as rains abated yesterday. The situation remained grim in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat where 97 people have lost their lives so far.


Home Minister Amit Shah on yesterday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts in Maharashtra where 40 people have lost their lives since the unprecedented deluge swamped the region, causing large-scale destruction and displacement of over four lakh people.

The Met department has predicted heavy rains today at isolated places in Pune, Kolhapur and Satara districts of Maharashtra, which are affected by severe floods.

  • August 15, 2019 / 05:18 PM IST

    Incessant rains in MP, several rivers in spate

    Several rivers are in spate in Madhya Pradesh and many low-lying areas inundated following incessant rains in various parts of the state, officials said today.

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast "very heavy to extremely heavy showers" in 18 districts till tomorrow morning.

    Heavy rains in last three days caused water-logging in low-lying areas as several rivers and streams were in spate. (PTI)

  • August 15, 2019 / 11:55 AM IST

    Maharashtra: CM Relief Fund gets Rs 20 crore in just two days

    Responding to Maharashtra CM Fadnavis' appeal for financial aid for flood victims, people from different walks of life and institutions have donated Rs 20 crore in just two days in the CM Relief Fund, an official said yesterday.

    The Chief Minister Relief Fund has received Rs 20 crore in two days and the donors range from industries to individuals to political parties, he said. (PTI)

  • August 14, 2019 / 08:24 PM IST
  • August 14, 2019 / 03:30 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi in a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das: 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. (ANI) 

  • August 14, 2019 / 03:04 PM IST
  • August 14, 2019 / 01:55 PM IST

    CM P Vijayan reaches out to Tamil Nadu via Twitter

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed for assistance to his rain-ravaged state, where 95 people have been killed in various incidents, with the leader tweeting in Tamil to present the grim picture.

    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.

    The official in the Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said Vijayan tweeted in Tamil because Tamil Nadu was a neighbouring state.

  • August 14, 2019 / 01:29 PM IST

    Four more bodies recovered, flood toll climbs to 58 in Karnataka

    With the recovery of four bodies in Hassan district, the toll in the devastating floods and incessant rains in parts of Karnataka has gone up to 58, authorities said today.

  • August 14, 2019 / 12:47 PM IST

    Update: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced Rs 4 lakh for people who lost their houses in the floods, Rs 6 lakh for those who lost their land, and Rs 10 lakh for those who lost both in the floods that have killed as many as 95 people, News18 has reported.

  • August 14, 2019 / 12:21 PM IST

    Pathanamthitta, a central Kerala district which has been receiving very heavy rains since last night is put on high vigil, authorities said today.

    Met authorities forecast heavy to very heavy downfalls at isolated places in Kerala.

    As squally weather is likely to prevail over the state, fishermen have been advised not to put out to sea, they said.

  • August 14, 2019 / 12:20 PM IST

    Flood-battered Kolhapur, Sangli limping back to normalcy

    Life is slowly inching back to normalcy in flood-ravaged Kolhapur and Sangli as flood waters have receded in these districts of Maharashtra and the key rivers there are now also flowing below the danger mark, officials said today.

    Till Tuesday, 6.45 lakh people were shifted to safer locations in Kolhapur and Sangli, which have been the worst affected by flooding following heavy rains in western Maharashtra and Konkan region. (PTI)

  • August 14, 2019 / 11:14 AM IST
  • August 14, 2019 / 10:56 AM IST

    Update: 95 people have died in Kerala since August 8, 34 people injured. 59 still missing.