Rains, floods claimed 1,276 lives this season: MHA

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Aug 2018 09:21:53



According to Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre, 443 people have died in Kerala, 218 in Uttar Pradesh, 198 in West Bengal, 166 in Karnataka, 139 in Maharashtra, 52 in Gujarat, 49 in Assam and 11 in Nagaland

AS MANY as 1,276 people have lost their lives, including 443 in Kerala, due to rains, floods and landslides in eight States during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said on Monday. According to the Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 443 people have died in Kerala, where 54.11 lakh people in 14 districts have been severely hit by the rains and worst floods.
Standing crops on over 47,727 hectares of land were also damaged in the southern State.

As many as 218 people have died in Uttar Pradesh, 198 in West Bengal, 166 in Karnataka, 139 in Maharashtra, 52 in Gujarat, 49 in Assam and 11 in Nagaland.Thirty-seven people have also been missing -- 15 in Kerala, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, five in  West Bengal and three in Karnataka, while 349 have been injured in rain-related incidents in the States.

Rains and deluge have hit 26 districts in Maharashtra, 23 each in Assam and West Bengal, 18 in Uttar Pradesh, 14 in Kerala, 11 each in Karnataka and Nagaland and 10 in Gujarat.Over 14.52 lakh people have been living in relief camps in Kerala, where 43,727 hectares of crops were damaged by the deluge.In Assam, 11.47 lakh people have borne the brunt of the rains and floods, which have also hit crops on 27,930 hectares of land.In West Bengal, 2.27 lakh people have been affected by the floods and crops in 48,552 hectares are damaged.

In Uttar Pradesh, 2.92 lakh people are affected by the monsoon rains which have also damaged 49,053 hectares of crops. In Karnataka, 3.5 lakh population were hit by the rains, floods and landslides and crops on 3,521 hectares of land were damaged.

Heavy rains likely in MP, UP, Mah: NDMA


HEAVY to very heavy rains are expected in over a dozen States, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra besides eastern coast in the next two days.
Heavy rains are expected over isolated places in Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Assam and other North-Eastern States, the National Disaster Managament Authority (NDMA) said quoting a India Meteorological department bulletin.

Rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail over west central Arabian sea and along and off Odisha and West Bengal coasts. The fishermen were advised not to venture out in these areas. Heavy to very heavy rains are also likely to occur over some places in Chhattisgarh, and Goa.Some parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also expected to get heavy rains.Heavy showers are expected at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and a few other places, the NDMA said.