After landslides and accidents due to heavy rains in India, the entire team of relief and rescue operations on Saturday was engaged in evacuating people from dozens of houses buried under the rubble. Maharashtra has faced such heavy rains in July after four decades. Thousands of people have been affected due to the rain that has been pouring in for several days. NDRF DIG Mohsin Shahidi said on Friday, “Due to heavy rains in the last two days, many parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are affected by floods. Our 18 teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations in Maharashtra. 8 additional teams are being airlifted from Orissa to Maharashtra.
Right now the country is struggling to get out of the outbreak of the second wave of the corona epidemic and heavy rains have created a situation of flooding in many parts. The floods caused by heavy rains have wreaked havoc in the western and southern parts of the country. A woman has also died due to heavy rains in Goa. Many countries including Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka are currently in the grip of floods.
Many villages of Telangana have been submerged
Several villages in Telangana have been completely submerged in water due to the rain that has been pouring in for the past several days. In this sequence, NDRF team has been deployed to rescue people trapped in their homes. There is a red alert in Kumuram Bheem, Jagtial, Warangal, while orange alert is going on in nine districts of the state. On Thursday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had directed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to deploy NDRF teams in Nirmal Town.
More than 100 people died in Maharashtra
A total of 129 people have died due to floods in Maharashtra so far. Many people are still buried under the debris in these incidents in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara due to landslides and floods. NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team is carrying out rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected low-lying Chiplun area of Ratnagiri district. Roads are inundated in many parts of Maharashtra after heavy rains NDRF is distributing food among people.
Landslides in Karnataka, many deaths
At the same time, three deaths have been recorded in different parts of Karnataka due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours. There have also been landslides at many places. In order to prevent this, nine thousand people were evacuated safely. The government has issued a ‘red alert’ for seven districts. Several low-lying areas were inundated and road connectivity was affected on Friday due to rain in Telangana for the last two days.
1000 houses have been damaged in Goa
People have been evacuated from low-lying areas of Goa and shifted to safer places. A woman was killed and nearly 1,000 houses were damaged in a flood-related incident that occurred after heavy rains and rising water levels in rivers. This flood is one of the catastrophic floods in the state in the last 40 years. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department issued two ‘red alerts’ forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over eastern and western parts of Madhya Pradesh.