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Weather Updates in India: As it happened, August 10

India is facing the fury of rain gods as several states battle floods, throwing normal life out of gear. Situation continues to remain grim in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and several other states.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 11, 2019 0:51 IST
Indian Army jawans have been pressed into rescue and relief
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Indian Army jawans have been pressed into rescue and relief efforts

India faced the fury of rain gods as several states battle floods, throwing normal life out of gear. Situation continues to remain grim in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and several other states. At least 28 people have died over the past three days in rain-related incidents in Kerala. Not just rail services, air services too are taking a hit. The Cochin International Airport will remain shut till August 11 due to waterlogging in almost 60 per cent region of its operations area. Meanwhile, in Maharashtra Kolhapur and Sangli remain the worst-hit areas. A total of 34 rescue teams are working in Kolhapur and 36 in Sangli. These include teams of the NDRF, Navy, Coast Guard and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). On the other hand, 12 people have died in rain-related incidents in Karnataka. The floods and rains have left a trail of destruction in vast areas of north, coastal and Malnad districts of the state. Read how things unfolded in India.

Weather Updates in India: Highlights

Kochi Airport to resume operations on August 11 

6:40 pm: Seven were feared dead after a tractor upturned in Falku river in Gujarat.

5:30 pm- Rains have spared no one. everybody, from pauper to the powerful are sailing in the same boat. Former Union Minister and Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary had to be rescued from his house on a boat.

 

5:14 pm: Indian Army jawans have been pressed into rescue and relief effort in different flood-hit states across the country. The army has released a press release.

This is the text of the press release:

The Indian Army has intensified its relief and rescue operations in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 13 X Engineer Teams of the Indian Army have been airlifted from Rajasthan to provide a surge to its ongoing relief and rescue operations in Kerala. 

Additional Engineer teams have also been put on standby to move at short notice to the flood affected regions. 20 X medical teams are being moved to provide medical support to the rescued personnel in Maharashtra and Kerala. As on date more than 3000 army personnel have been deployed for flood relief and rescue operations in 17 districts of the four affected states.
 
Lieutenant General SK Saini, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Vishist Seva Meal, General Officer Commanding -in- Chief, Southern Command visited the flood affected areas of Maharashtra and reviewed the ongoing relief and rescue operations being carried out by the brave and dauntless troops of Southern Command . 
 
A total of approximately 10,000 persons have been rescued and more than 17,500 persons have been evacuated from the marooned / flooded areas. The rescued and evacuated persons are being provided necessary medical aid and food while the isolated people are being distributed food packets and water. A special helpline number 020 26357444 is functional for assistance of the citizens of Maharashtra. Similarly a helpline number has also been made functional at Trivandrum (0471) 2352373, 2353030 for assistance of all citizens of Kerala.  
 
As on 10 August 2019, a total of 09 Relief Teams, 12 Engineer Teams are providing assistance to the flood affected persons of Kohlapur and Sangli in Maharashtra while 33 Relief Teams, 37 Engineer Teams continue to provide flood relief in Bagalkot, Raichur, Belgaum, Kalburgi and Kodagu districts of Karnataka.  
 
In the state of Kerala, 24 Relief Teams, 21 Engineer Teams have been employed for flood relief in Allepy, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur and Kozhikodu districts while 06 Relief Teams have been deployed in Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu.

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4:31 pm: Armed forces aid in rescue effort in Kerala

India Tv - Kerala floods

Rescue work in Sreekandapuram in Kannur District of Kerala.

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03:10 pm | The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Saturday has confirmed that flight operations will resume at the Kochi airport from 12 noon on Sunday, August 11.  

Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District

2:33 pm | India Tv - Aerial visual of Karnataka floods

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Aerial visual of Karnataka floods 

1:00 pm | India Tv - Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District  

Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District

 

 India Tv - Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District  

Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District

 

 India Tv - Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District  

Visuals of Navy ALH Helicopter at Holiyaloor Village of Gadag District

 

Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad tomorrow

12:55 pm | Rahul Gandhi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency, Wayanad, tomorrow, to oversee rescue operations.

All Konkan Railway trains cancelled due to a landslide near Karwar

12:50 pm | ​All Konkan Railway trains have been cancelled due to a landslide near Karwar in Karnataka, following heavy rains. 

NCC cadets establish a camp for flood relief material in Kozhikode, Kerala

12:26 pm | Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC are establishing a camp for the collection and distribution of flood relief material at St Joseph's College, Devagiri, Kozhikode.

India Tv - Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

 India Tv - Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

 India Tv - Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

Cadets of 9 Kerala Naval Unit of NCC establish camp for flood relief material in Kerala

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman overseeing rescue operation in Karnataka

12:15 pm: India Tv - Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman monitoring rescue and relief in Karnataka

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman monitoring rescue and relief in Karnataka

24 dead in Karnataka floods

12:00 pm | 24 people have died in Karnataka floods. Nine people are reported to be missing. As many as 2.43 lakh people have been evacuated so far. Water is likely to recede within 2-3 days.

42 dead in Kerala floods

11:40 am | 42 deaths have been reported from Kerala, CM says. 108138 people are in relief camps right now. 80 landslides reported.

Water in Cochin International Airport recedes

11:00 am | Water on Cochin International Airport runway and taxiway has completely receded, cleaning work in progress.

Western Railway cancels 26 trains due to landslides

10:30 am | The Western Railway line has cancelled 26 trains due to landslides and breaches on the Central Railway line and Konkan Railway line. Here's a list of the cancelled trains:

India Tv - Western Railways cancels trains. Here's a list

Western Railways cancels trains. Here's a list

 India Tv - Western Railways cancels trains. Here's a list

Western Railways cancels trains. Here's a list

NDRF continues rescue operations in Sangli, worst-hit in Maharashtra

10:05 am | NDRF is continuing rescue operations in worst-hit Sangli in Maharashtra. 

Army personnel rescue new born baby from Wayanad

10:04 am | Army personnel have rescued a new-born baby from Kerala's Wayanad, which is ravaged by flood.

Army personnel continue rescue operations in flood hit Wayanad

10:02 am | Rescue operations intensified in Kerala's Wayanad. 

Horrific video captures landslide in Kerala, shows near-death escape of man

10:00 am | Horrific scenes of a landslide were captured on a CCTV camera when a landslide occurred in Kottakunnu area of Malappuram district. A mother-son duo was walking down the road when the landslide occurred. The lady was buried under the debris, while her son managed to escape. Exclusive visuals sent by India TV's T Raghavan:

UAE issues advisory against travel to Kerala due to floods

09:30 am | The UAE has issued a travel advisory to its citizens who are either in Kerala or intend to visit the state to exercise extreme caution in the light of heavy rains. According to the UAE's official news agency, Wam, the advisory urges the citizens to follow instructions issued by the Indian authorities in connection with the natural calamity.

Rescue teams reach Kavalappara in Kerala, 30 people missing in landslide

09:18 am | Rescue teams reach Kavalappara in Kerala's Malappuram where more than 30 people are feared missing after a landslide hit the area on August 8. Rescue operations being hampered due to bad weather. 

Gates of Bhadbhada Dam in Madhya Pradesh opened

08:50 am | Two gates of Bhadbhada Dam in Bhopal have been opened following heavy rain in the area. 

Flooding in Kottayam after incessant rainfall in the region. 

08:43 am | Areas in Kerala's Kottayam inundated due to incessant rainfall.

 

Worst-hit Kolhapur in Maharashtra has all 14 navy teams for rescue operations

08:22 am | Defence PRO says All 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur have proceeded for rescue operations at Shiroli village (Shirol block) near Kolhapur from 6 am today.  

Nirmala Sitharaman flying to Karnataka to take stock of flood situation

08:00 am | Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is on her way to North Karnataka. Floods are causing severe disruption to our daily lives, she says.

Latest weather report on floods in India: Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra

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Schools in four Madhya Pradesh districts to remain closed today

7:30 am | Madhya Pradesh: All schools in Barwani, Jhabua, Ujjain and Mandsaur districts to remain closed today, due to heavy rainfall in the area.

Four trains short terminated in Mysuru, Karnataka

7:22 am | South Western Railway, Mysuru Division: Due to the torrential downfall, water is flowing below the track at several locations between Sagara Jambagaru and Talaguppa, the track is suspended since 9:15 pm. 4 trains have been short terminated. 

2 men swept away in flood waters in Maharashtra's Akola 

7:10 am | Two men swept away in flood water in Maharashtra's Akola in the last two days.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar seeks PM Modi's intervention

7:01 am | NCP chief Sharad Pawar sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that Karnataka discharged enough water from Almatti dam, so that floodwaters upstream in Western Maharashtra receded quicker.

Maharashtra authorities write to MHA, demand 15 more Navy teams for rescue in worst-hit Kolhapur

6:50 am | Maharashtra authorities have written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs demanding deployment of 15 more teams of Navy for rescue operations in Kolhapur, which is the worst-hit.

Building collapses in Gujarat's Nadiad, 4 dead

6:42 am | Four people dead as a three-storey apartment building in Gujarat's Nadiad came down crashing. Several people are feared to be trapped. A rescue operation is underway. Read more here

Indian Navy teams rescue 2219 people in flood-hit Uttara Kannada 

6:13 am | Teams deployed in Mallapur village near Kadra and Kaiga in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka evacuated over 750 people on Friday, bringing the total number of rescued personnel in this area alone to 2219: Indian Navy

India Tv - Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

 India Tv - Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

 India Tv - Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

 India Tv - Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

Indian Navy conducts rescue operations in flood-hit Karnataka.

Tunga water level rises in Karnataka, people asked to move to relief camps

6:07 am | Charulata Somal, Shimoga City Corporation Commissioner: In view of rising water level of Karnataka's Tunga river, the public is requested to move from their houses to nearest relief camps. 

6,000 people evacuated, says Army

6:00 am: Around 6000 persons have been rescued and more than 15000 have been evacuated from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 123 rescue teams have been deployed in 16 districts across the 4 affected states for relief & rescue operations.

India Tv - Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu  

Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu

 

 India Tv - Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu

 India Tv - Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Indian Army rescues 6,000 people from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Northern Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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