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Monsoon Rains: Over 2,000 people shifted to safety in Gadchiroli; 300 families unable to cook for 4 days

Monsoon Rains Updates: Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been working round the clock for rescue and relief operations, evacuating thousands and taking them to shelter homes.

Vani Mehrotra Written By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: July 13, 2022 23:59 IST
High tidal waves hit food stalls during the monsoon season
Image Source : PTI High tidal waves hit food stalls during the monsoon season at Dadar beach in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

Monsoon Rains: Lakhs of people across several states have been affected by the havoc wreaked by rains and floods. In some states, deaths were also reported due to various rain-related incidents. Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh remain the worst-affected states as a total of 18 people, including six children, have died across the three states. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Tuesday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Chhotaudepur, Narmada and Navsari districts after which he visited Bodeli town, which has seen maximum damage due to heavy rains. The CM interacted with the affected people of Bodeli and assured them of all possible help, a release said. In Andhra Pradesh, over 9,600 villagers from tens of habitations were evacuated to safety as the river Godavari flooded, inundating several villages along its course. Rains and waterlogging in places like Rajasthan and Delhi affected normal life as traffic movement was impacted leading to traffic jams on the streets. 

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  • 10:19 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Maha: Prohibitory orders at tourists spots in Pune district as IMD warns of heavy rainfall

    In view of the heavy rainfall warning in Maharashtra's Pune district, authorities on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders at all tourist spots till July 17. District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh issued an order under section 144 of the CrPc prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons at tourist and trekking spots for the next four days.

    Forts, historical places, waterfalls and other tourist places where section 144 has been invoked include forts of Sinhagad, Lohgad, Rajgad, and Visapur, along with Andarban trek, Rajmachi trek and other famous spots that are frequented by tourists and trekkers.
    Also, tourists will not be allowed to venture near waterfalls located around the Pune district, as per the order.

  • 10:16 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Gujarat gets respite from downpour, evacuated people start returning home

    ​Gujarat got some respite from heavy rains on Wednesday with nearly 24,000 out of over 31,000 people who had been shifted to safer locations returning home, officials said.

    With 14 persons dying in rain-related incidents in the 24 hours till Wednesday morning, the death toll of such incidents since July 7 rose to 31, Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi said. But no fresh casualties were reported later in the day, officials said.

  • 9:14 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Tamil Nadu: Mettur dam crosses 105 feet, more rains likely to raise water level

    As the catchment areas of Cauvery river in neighbouring Karnataka are receiving heavy rains, the water level in Mettur dam in Salem district breached the 105 feet mark on Wednesday. The full reservoir level in the dam, also known as Stanley Reservoir, is at 120 feet. The water level is likely to increase by another two feet late in the night, as inflow is increasing fast throughout the day. The level stood at just over 100 feet on Tuesday morning and there was an increase of over four feet on a single day, official sources said.

  • 8:45 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Gujarat: Schools and colleges in Navsari to remain closed on July 14

    All schools and colleges to remain closed in Navsari on July 13 in wake of rainfall and flood-like situation

  • 7:59 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Navi Mumbai schools and colleges ordered to remain closed

    All schools and colleges in Navi Mumbai have been ordered to remain closed on Thursday in view of the possibility of torrential rains.

    (With inputs from Dinesh Mourya)

  • 7:51 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Telangana likely to have light to moderate rain: IMD

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Schools and colleges to remain closed in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district till July 16

    Due to heavy rains and flood situations, all schools, colleges and private establishments/offices will remain closed in Gadchiroli district till July 16. All essential services will continue.

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Maha: 200 families shifted to safety in Nanded district, Painganga in flood

    As many as 200 families were shifted to safer locations in central Maharashtra's Nanded district on Wednesday as the level of the Painganga river was rising owing to incessant rains, officials said. Road links to 26 villages in the district have been cut off due to floods, they added.

    The water of the Painganga began to enter low-lying areas along its banks following heavy rains for the last three days, and as a precaution, the administration shifted 200 families in Kinwat tehsil to safer places, said Sub Divisional Officer Kirti Kumar Pujari.

    The road between Nanded and Kinwat was flooded and hence closed for traffic, another official said. Nanded collector Dr Vipin Itankar contacted the collector of the neighbouring Nirmal district of Telangana in view of the heavy rainfall in the Godavari valley, he said.

  • 4:31 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    300 families in flood-hit Maha village unable to cook food for 4 days

    Nearly 300 families in a village in Maharashtra's Hingoli district have been unable to cook their meals since last four days after flood destroyed their food grains and other belongings. Heavy rains near the Asana river led to flooding in Kurunda village under Vasmat taluka in Hingoli and nearby areas on Saturday and Sunday.

    When contacted, a local revenue official said the flood water has receded now and the affected people will be provided an assistance of Rs 5,000 each.

    Kurunda sarpanch (head) Raju Ingole told PTI on Wednesday that flood water had entered more than 1,100 houses in the village, damaging the food grains and other belongings of the residents.

  • 4:30 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Rains: School holiday tomorrow in Pune city, PCMC

    All the schools in Pune city as well as in the neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad area will remain closed on Thursday due to a heavy rain forecast, officials said. Pune city and the district have been witnessing heavy downpour for the last few days and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall on Thursday too.

    "As heavy rainfall is predicted by the weather department, a holiday has been declared on Thursday (July 14) for all civic-run, private, aided and non-aided primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Pune municipal limits," said a release from the municipal corporation's education department.

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    Maha: Man swept away in Mutha river, another stranded on submerged bridge rescued

    A 25-year-old man got swept away in Mutha river, while his friend who was stranded on the bridge was rescued by the police and fire brigade in Maharashtra's Pune on Wednesday, an official said.

    At the time of the incident, Ashish Rathod (26) and Nikhil Kaushik (25) were crossing the bridge connecting Nanded city and Shivne, he said. The bridge over Mutha river was submerged in due to flooding amid heavy rains, he said.

  • 4:27 PM (IST) Posted by Abhrobanerjee

    About 2,000 people shifted to safety as rains lash Gadchiroli in eastern Maha

    As many as 1,920 people from 19 villages have been shifted to safer locations in the last three days as rains pound eastern Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, officials said on Wednesday.

    The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Nagpur office has issued an `orange alert' warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall for the district. Gadchiroli district recorded 97.1 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am, the IMD said.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Heavy rain, floods wreak havoc in Telangana

    Incessant rain and floods continued to wreak havoc in parts of Telangana on Wednesday as several villages and some towns were inundated by overflowing water bodies.

    The North Telangana region was reeling under the monsoon fury with water flowing over roads, cutting off remote villages while normal life remained paralysed.

    Inundation of villages and parts of some towns in the worst affected districts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial and Jagtiyal have forced hundreds of families to move to safer places.

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Karnataka CM holds meeting with officials to assess situation

    As rains continue to wreak havoc in different parts of Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday held a meeting with Deputy Commissioners of coastal districts, which have been worst affected, in Udupi to assess the situation and to take stock of the rescue and relief operations.

    Rains have continued in several parts of Malnad and coastal Karnataka causing flood like situation, also there have been several incidents of land-slide and sea-erosion.

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde asks authorities to remain alert

    I have directed the district officials to keep emergency services on alert, to ensure that no untoward incident occurs and assistance reaches the affected people in time: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on monsoon rains

  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Heavy rains lash Gujarat

  • 1:04 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Maharashtra: 89 dead so far due to rain and floods

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    14 people killed after heavy rains in south Gujarat & Saurashtra

    Parts of south Gujarat and Kutch-Saurashtra regions received very heavy showers in last 24 hours leaving 14 people dead, while over 31,000 were evacuated so far this rainy season, officials said on Wednesday.

    Three national highways in Kutch, Navsari and Dang districts were blocked due to damage caused by rains. Fifty one state highways and over 400 panchayat roads have also been damaged, state Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi told reporters.

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Uttarakhand: Automatic weather station comes up in Kedarnath

    Authorities in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand have set up an automatic weather station at Kedarnath for getting round the clock precise weather updates from the Himalayan temple town, officials said on Wednesday.

    The weather station was established with the help of scientists from IIT-Kanpur, they said.

    The weather conditions in Kedarnath, which was the epicentre of the 2013 deluge in which hundreds of people died, are precarious changing every minute.

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Heavy rain floods Madhya Pradesh's Harda

    At least 200 people, including children and women were rescued and shifted to safer places in Madhya Pradesh's flood-hit Harda district.

    Heavy rain since Tuesday caused flooding in the district and more than 70 houses got submerged.

    The Highway connecting Bhopal-Betul has been closed due to the overflowing Mancha river.

    Several teams have been deployed to rescue people caught in floods and take them to safe places, the chief minister's office said on Wednesday.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Heavy rain causes landslide in Odisha

    At least 10 houses were damaged due to a landslide in Gajapati district while major roads in Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts had been inundated and damaged due to overnight downpour even as the IMD forecast heavy to very rainfall in nine southern Odisha districts in next 48 hours.

    This apart, many areas in Odisha were battered by heavy to very heavy rain, leading to water logging in many places, the Met office said on Tuesday explaining that this was due to a low pressure system (Lopar) forming on Monday.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Light rain in Delhi

    Parts of Delhi gauged light rain on Wednesday morning and such short spells of rain are likely over the next two days, weather forecasters said.

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert, warning of moderate rain or thundershowers in some areas of the city in the morning.

    The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, gauged 2.1 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday.

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Flash flood at Manali bus stand

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Very intense rainfall likely in parts of Maharashtra

    Intense to very intense rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Kalyan, Thane and Navi Mumbai till 1 pm today, says  India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Nyari dam in Rajkot overflows

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Pune on red alert

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Uttarakhand: Badrinath highway closed

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Mumbai: Waterlogging in Dadar East

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    1 dead in Palghar landslide

    One person dead, two people seriously injured in the landslide incident in the Vasai area of Palghar district; rescue operation underway, says the District Collector.

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Visuals of Palghar landslide

  • 9:06 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Mumbai: Waterlogging at Andheri subway

  • 8:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Landslide in Maharashtra's Palghar

    An incident of the landslide was reported in Vasai area of Palghar district. Many people feared trapped along with houses being damaged. 
    Two people rescued so far: Palghar Collector

  • 8:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Orange alert in Mumbai

    An orange alert has been sounded in Mumbai, Thane and parts of Raigad and Palghar today as the weatherman forecast heavy rains.

    A wet day lies ahead for Mumbaikars as moderate-intensity rainfall is likely to continue for the next two to three over the city.

  • 8:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Maharashtra: SUV swept away from flooded bridge

    Three residents of Madhya Pradesh died and many others are missing after their Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was swept away from a flooded bridge in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Tuesday. The deceased were residents of Betul district in MP.

    The incident occurred in Nanda Gomukh village under the Kelwad police station limits, some 40 km from the Nagpur district headquarters, an official said.

  • 8:25 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Thane: House on hillock develops crack after soil cave-in

    A house on a hillock in Ambika Nagar area of Thane city was damaged after the soil beneath it caved in amid heavy rain, a civic official said.

    No was injured in the incident, Thane Municipal Corporation regional disaster management cell chief Avinash Sawant told PTI.

  • 8:24 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Odisha: Tribal students risk lives to reach school

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Aerial view of Gujarat waterlogging

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Jharkhand: 4 die in mudslide

    Four people died in a mudslide that took place at an underpass construction site near Pradhankhanta railway station in Dhanbad

    Some trains were diverted/cancelled at night as agitation took place after the incident. But the line is clear now and train services resumed/restored on this route (Pradhankhanta- Dhanbad- Gaya route) at 5:25 am: PRO, Dhanbad Division, East Central Railway zone

  • 8:22 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Severe waterlogging in Ahmedabad

  • 8:21 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Gujarat roads & bylanes submerged