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.
4:31 pm: Armed forces aid in rescue effort in Kerala
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
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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.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman overseeing rescue operation 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:
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
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.