About 149 people have lost their lives so far in rain-related incidents while 50 were left injured in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited flood-affected Chiplun where he met officials and local representatives to assess the extent of damage and ongoing relief operation.
As per the state government's data, about 2 lakh 29 thousand people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas. Also, floodwater has entered the roads and fields, submerging many areas of the Sangli district. The Krishna river in Sangli and Panchganga in Kolhapur are in flood though the rains have subsided. Parts of Raigad, Ratnagiri districts in the coastal Konkan region and Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra, have been worst affected by the floods.
As many as 34 NDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations in Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Raigad, Sahara, Sangli, Sindhudurg Nagar and Kolhapur in coordination with the state administration. Additional eight teams are being airlifted to Maharashtra-- four each from Kolkata and Vadodara. Also, 3 units each of Indian Army and Indian Coast Guard, 7 of Indian Navy and 1 of Indian Air Force, besides local authorities, are engaged in the rescue operations nonstop since the past over 24 hours. Yesterday, CM Thackeray had visited the worst-hit Taliye village near Mahad, where more than 50 people perished under a hillside on Friday.
Maharashtra Floods: Highlights7:40 pm | "The flood situation in Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli is still critical. I spoke to CM earlier today. I am going to Satara today and tomorrow I will go to Sangli and Kolhapur. We are constantly in touch with Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg officials. The state govt stands with the people of all affected places. Rescue operations are underway. We have roped in all agencies to work. Around 1 lakh people from 6 affected districts have been evacuated. Rain has stopped but flooding is being reduced slowly": Maharashtra Deputy CM
7:37 pm | Shops, cars and a police station partially submerged in water in Sangli, following incessant rain causing floods
7:30 pm | 149 people have died in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra so far. 3,248 animals also died.
7:00 pm | 37 people have died so far in Satara. 28 died in a landslide, 8 drowned in floodwaters and one fell off terrace.
3:39 pm | Residential area in Walwa tehsil of Sangli district submerged in water from the overflowing Krishna river due to heavy rainfall in the region
3:13 pm | A financial review of the flood damage in the state will be carried out in a couple of days but now the district collectors concerned have been directed to immediately provide food, medicine, clothes and other necessities to the flood victims: Maharastra CM's office
3:02 pm | Rescue & search operation continues in landslide-hit Taliye village in Raigad
2:51 pm | Crocodile spotted on roads of Sangli district after the water level of Krishna river rises | VIDEO
2:46 pm | We are standing with you: CM Uddhav assures people that their ruined homes will be rebuilt once again
“We are standing with you to ensure you get back up on your feet,” CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray assured traders and shopkeepers in the Chiplun market.
2:31 pm | Taliye village to be re-build under PM Awas Yojana, report to be submitted to PM Modi: Rane
Flood-hit Taliye village will be re-build under PM Awas Yojana, said Union Minister Narayan Rane while taking stock of the flood and landslide-hit area, adding a report of destruction caused by floods and landslides will be submitted to PM Modi. So far 44 killed in Taliye village under Mahad tehsil of Raigad due to rain-related incidents
2:14 pm | CM Uddhav Thackeray reaches Chiplun, takes stock of flood-hit areas
CM Uddhav Thackeray also met small local proprietors, businessmen who have lost their shops, establishments in the rain.
1:45 pm | 73 bodies recovered, 47 people missing in coastal regions of Maharashtra: NDRF
Seventy-three bodies have been retrieved and 47 people are missing following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the coastal regions of Maharashtra, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said
1:36 pm | 150 NDRF teams engaged in rescue ops in floods, landslides affected areas across India
About 150 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been engaged in relief and rescue operations in floods and landslides affected areas across India, as heavy downpour has disrupted normal lives in several states. 34 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra alone. Other than Maharashtra, 8 NDRF teams have been deployed in Telangana, while 7 teams are working in Karnataka.
1:23 pm | Union Minister Narayan Rane & former CM Devendra Fadnavis visit Taliye landslide site in Raigad
1:10 pm | Several areas in Mahad of Raigad district wrecked due to heavy floods in region | VIDEO
12:46 pm | Pune-Bengaluru highway in Kolhapur likely to be opened for emergency heavy vehicles
The Pune-Bengaluru national highway stretch in Kolhapur likely to be opened by Sunday afternoon only for heavy vehicles carrying emergency supplies like food, milk, petrol and diesel, among others, as the water level on this stretch has reduced owing to subdued rain. The highway remained shut for the last two days due to the flooding caused by heavy rains
12:25 pm | CM Uddhav Thackeray reaches Anjanvel village helipad, heading to Chiplun
12:13 pm | Search ops on for missing people in Satara
The rain intensity reduced in Maharashtra's Satara district on Sunday and authorities continued search operations for those missing after landslides.
12:01 pm | Everything was washed away, houses damaged, imp documents were washed away
Everything was washed away by the flood at night on July 23. Our houses are damaged. Furniture, appliances and important documents were washed away. We've taken shelter at neighbor's house as ground & 1st floors are flooded: A local in Mahad, Maharashtra
11:47 am | Mayawati expresses grief over loss of lives in rain-related incidents
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday expressed grief over the loss of lives and damage to properties in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra and Goa.
11:33 am | Devendra Fadnavis, along with Union Minister Narayan Rane en route to visit flood-affected areas of Konkan by IAF helicopter
11:14 am | CM Uddhav Thackeray to inspect flood situation in Chiplun
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will inspect the flood situation in Chiplun today. According to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), Thackeray will leave Mumbai for Chiplun by helicopter and will reach by 12 noon.
10: 55 am | Death toll rises to 113, around 100 still missing so far in the state
10:26 am | Sangliwadi area in Sangli district remains submerged in floodwater
10:00 am | Dalai Lama offers prayers for Maharashtra flood victims
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that he will offer prayers and condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the devastating floods.
"I understand that the state government and authorities concerned are making every effort to help those affected by severe monsoon rains. As a gesture of our solidarity with the people of Maharashtra, I have asked the Dalai Lama Trust to make a donation towards relief and rescue efforts," the Nobel Peace Laureate added.
9:45 am | MHADA to rebuild Raigad village destroyed due to landslide, says Minister Awhad
Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Saturday said MHADA would adopt and rebuild Taliye village in Raigad district. He said Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, a state-run entity tasked with overseeing mass housing, will redevelop the devastated area into a model village replete with well-built homes, school, hospital, places of worship etc.
9:29 am | Turkey condoles loss of lives due to floods, landslides in Maharashtra
"We are deeply saddened that the floods and landslides in the Maharashtra province of India have caused the loss of more than 100 lives and left dozens missing and several others injured," Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "We extend our condolences to the people and Government of India and to the families of those who lost their lives, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," it added.
9:14 am | IMD issues red alert for five districts
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for five districts, two teams of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have left for Raigad and Kolhapur.
8:38 am | A man clears flood water and mud from his house in a flood affected area at Mahad, in Raigad district
8:28 am | NDRF has deployed 8 more teams in flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, taking the total number of NDRF teams deployed for rescue & relief operations to 34
7:52 am | Death toll in Satara rises to 28 with six bodies recovered at landslide site
With six bodies being recovered from the landslide-hit Mirgaon village, the death toll in rain-related incidents in Western Maharashtra's Satara district rose to 28 by late Saturday evening while at least 14 persons are still missing. As many as 379 villages in the district were affected due to heavy rains over the last three days and more than 5,000 people were shifted to safer places, as per the local administration.
7:29 am | Over 75,000 people shifted in Kolhapur so far; seven dead
Seven persons have died in rain-related incidents in Western Maharashtra's Kolhapur district so far while more than 75,000 people have been shifted to safer places. As many as six teams of the NDRF and a column of the Army carried out rescue operations in the flood-hit areas.
7:14 am | Southern Command unit of the Indian Army rescued stranded villagers from Sangli | CIDEO
6:48 am | Flood water enters roads and fields, submerging many areas of Sangli districts | VIDEO
6:27 am | IAF airlifts relief materials and NDRF in continuation of flood relief efforts in Maharashtra | VIDEO
6:00 am | Around 1 lakh 35 thousand people evacuated from the flood-affected areas
About 1 lakh 35 thousand people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas. A total of 112 deaths have been reported and 3221 animals have died. A total of 53 people were injured and 99 are missing, said Relief and Rehabilitation Department