The flood situation in Thailand continues to stay grim, with heavy rainfall of about 22 cms (8.5 inches) recorded in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. In the last 24, hours, one person was reportedly killed and two others were injured by falling trees in Sisaket province. Waters have gone up to waist-level in some area of Thailand. Over 5,000 people have moved to shelters seeking protection, abandoning their homes.
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Following multiple landslides in Nepal’s Achham district, as many as 13 persons have been killed, and 14 others have gone missing, on September 17. Meanwhile, Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has ordered to deploy helicopter to carry out search and rescue operations. This has come due to incessant rainfall Nepal has been receiving. Besides, Nepal is also facing flooding and waterlogging in various parts of the country.
A holiday has been declared to schools and colleges in Karnataka’s Bangalore amid heavy downpour, on August 30. The rains have caused several trees to be uprooted, and water-logging at various locations of the city. With this, daily commute has been impacted for thousands. On August 29, CM Basavaraj Bommai visited flood-hit areas of Ramnagar district, and inspected the large-scale damage to the crops.
The flood condition in Odisha continues to stay grim. About 4.67 lakh people have been affected across 10 districts and 1,757 villages. As of August 18, over 60,000 persons have been evacuated to safe places. Meanwhile, flood water is being released via Hirakud reservoir through 40 gates. Furthermore, school buildings have been ordered to use the buildings for shelter and relief distribution.
Following significant rain in higher catchment regions, Yamuna is flowing dangerously near to the alert level of 204.5 meters in Delhi, and its water level is expected to break the danger threshold on August 13 morning, according to officials. On August 11, the Delhi flood control room issued a warning. The discharge rate from the Yamuna Nagar-located Hathnikund Barrage has exceeded 1 lakh cusecs, prompting a flood warning in Delhi.
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Pakistan administration is accused of demanding original computerized national Identify cards, for providing ration to the flood-affected persons. Some people are complaining that the administration is demanding for the ID cards, even after they've lost all their belongings in floods. Another person said that the ID cards weren't given for everybody. "How can a family of 10 survive with one card's ration?", said a victim.
Andhra Pradesh's CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visited the flood-affected areas in BR Ambedkar Konaseema district, and which interacted with the flood-affected victims. Andhra Pradesh has been receiving widespread rains, and a flood-like situation has been created at various regions of the state. CM Reddy is also scheduled to visit the other flood-affected… read-more
In Andhra Pradesh's Eluru district, Indian Navy continued the relief operations on July 16, due to massive flooding. On the request of the Eluru administration, two medium-lift UH3H choppers were deployed to assist in the flood situation caused by Godavari river. Reportedly, over 2,000 kg of relief materials including essential food items, medicines, etc were air-dropped from choppers. The flood situation occurred due to overflowing of… read-more
In Andhra Pradesh. the flood flow at the Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram crossed the 24 lakh cusecs mark, confirmed irrigation officials on July 16. Amid continuous rainfall, the watermark is expected to rise and is affecting nearly 300 villages under 42 mandals in six districts. The state disaster management authority issued serious alerts, especially in the Konaseema district, the worst hit region amid flood-like situations.
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Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel conducted an aerial survey of the areas affected by heavy rains, which resulted in a flood-like situation. During the survey, the CM took notice of the situation, and issued directions to the state authorities. A red alert has been issued in Rajkot, Jamnagar and Kutch. The Western Railway department reported that at least 10 trains were cancelled on July 12.
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