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Schools closed due to heavy rains in MP

Bhopal: Several districts of Madhya Pradesh have been inundated due to continuous rains for the last 24 hours. Posh colonies along with lower settlements have also been flooded. In many places, even the school campus has been waterlogged. In such a situation, in view of the problem faced by children in commuting, the Collector of Indore hasdeclared a holiday inschools. Heavy rains have been continuing in Indore, Ujjain and other districts including the capital Bhopal since Tuesday morning. There has been torrential rain on Tuesday night as well. Due to this, the river drains have swelled. Due to the increased inflow of water in the same ponds, the gates of the demhave also been opened. Due to heavy rains, the school administration released the children. In such a situation, many private schools have immediately messaged parents on mobile and informed them about the holiday. If your child also goes to school. So you first confirm from school, that your child may also have been discharged. A day before Rakshabandhan, children had fun with the holiday due to heavy rains. Because August 11 has been declared a holiday for the local Rakshabandhan. In such a situation, the children have got 2 days' leave together. Due to continuous rains in the state, common and main roads have been flooded. In such a situation, drivers are also facing problems in movement. Deve Gowda's big statement came amid political turmoil in Bihar Kejriwal Liar! RTI's big revelation about Employment scheme, only 857 jobs... 'Govt has the right to break the law..,' why did Gadkari gave this statement?

News Track 10 Aug 2022 11:02 am

IMD predicts heavy rains in parts of Kerala till August 11

Kerala Rains 2022 Several major dams in the state have been seeing excess water flowing into the rivers, resulting in a minor rise in water-level. PTI Image for Representation | PTI The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday, August 9, predicted isolated heavy rains in some parts of Kerala till August 10 and widespread rains till August 11 as a result of a newly formed depression near Odisha coast. The IMD issued a warning to coastal areas in Kerala and said there are chances of high tide, so the fishermen should not venture into the sea till Wednesday. At the same time, major dams in the state, including the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki reservoir, Mullaperiyar, Idamalayar, Banasura Sagar, Kakki, and Pamba, among others, have been seeing excess water flowing into the rivers resulting in a minor rise in water-level. Ernakulam district authorities said that 350 cumecs of the water from Idamalayar reached Periyar river but there was no considerable rise in the water-level. Periyar river has been receiving excess water from Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dam but the water-level has not gone anywhere near the flood warning-level. Even though there is no water rising in the river, the district authority has restricted people from entering Periyar. Idamalayar reservoir, where the full reservoir level is 169 metres, currently has 164.75 metres of water and four shutters are open. Two have been raised to 100 cm each while other two have been raised to 75 cm, spilling 238.68 cumecs of water. The water-level reading at all three stations Marthandavarma, Magalapuzha and Kalady in Periyar river show no rise in water-level despite the flow from Cheruthoni and Idamalayar. Meanwhile, the water-level at the Mullaperiyar dam, which is managed by the Tamil Nadu government, is at 139.6 feet and 2,216 cusecs of water is being discharged currently. Authorities have raised 13 shutters to 90 cm each. Four shutters of Kakki dam in Pathanamthitta district also have been raised by 90 cm with 146 cumecs of water flowing into it. Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Thrissur collectors have declared holiday to the schools which are currently functioning as relief camps. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said that there are 213 active relief camps while most of them are in Alappuzha district - 45, Thrissur - 43 and Pathanamthitta - 39. There are 9,275 people accommodated in the camps. Since July 31, Kerala has been witnessing heavy rains, resulting in the death of at least 22 people. While seven were still missing, five persons have been injured. SDMA said 58 houses were fully damaged while 412 suffered partial damage. The water-level in Idukki reservoir continued to rise on Tuesday and the district administration increased the height of one opened shutter from 120 cm to 160 cm. Authorities said that shutter number-3 would be raised to 160 cm while two and four would remain at 120 cm and shutter one and five at 40 cm. The water-level has reached 2,387.20 feet, which prompted the authorities to increase the shutter height. The Idukki district administration has asked the people to remain vigilant. Amid all this, the four spillway shutters of Malampuzha dam were raised by 80 cm on Tuesday. As the inflow into the Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad district has increased, the district administration has informed that apart from the already-opened shutters, one more would be opened by 10 cm. This might increase the water level in the Kabani river by 10 cm, the authorities said. The Ernakulam district administration has urged people residing along the banks of Periyar river to remain vigilant after the Idamalayar dam was opened on Tuesday to discharge 50 cumecs of excess water. A red alert was issued in Idukki dam when the water level reached 2382.53 feet. The FRL of Idukki dam is 2,403 feet. The Idukki reservoir consists of two dams, the Arch dam and the Cheruthoni dam and the shutters of Cheruthoni dam were opened for the first time in 26 years in 2018 to mitigate the worst flood faced by the state in a century. The shutters of Pamba dam have also been raised from 30 cm to 45 cm to discharge 38 cumecs of water. Cusecs is the volume of water discharged measured in cubic feet per second. When the same is measured in cubic metre per second, it's called cumecs. One cusec is equivalent to 28.32 litre per second.

The News Minute 10 Aug 2022 9:11 am

2 women die after tree falls on house in Chikkamagaluru

For the last few days, parts of Chikkamagaluru have been receiving heavy rains

The Hindu 10 Aug 2022 8:56 am

Maharashtra weather update: Non-stop rain in Raigad for last 4 days, over 150 trapped in Wardha

Maharashtra weather update: Continuous heavy rains have been lashing Maharashtra's Raigad for the last 4 days, making life difficult for people there. In Wardha's Kanholi village, more than 150 people are said to be trapped in flood water. All the rivers in the Raigad district are overflowing and so far, around 57 people have been rescued from Yashoda and Wardha rivers.

India TV 10 Aug 2022 8:52 am

Heavy rain leads to flash floods, closure of roads

Excelsior Correspondent REASI, Aug 9: Incessant and heavy rains today led to flash floods in some parts of the district, in which loss to livestock and road network has been reported. According to official reports, were caught in flash flood and got buried in the debris flow at Bhagga Kotli area of Katra. The cows of Parshotam Kumar, son of Prem Nath of Kotli Manotrian, went missing and later their carcasses were found buried in the debris of stones and [] The post Heavy rain leads to flash floods, closure of roads appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 10 Aug 2022 3:15 am

Amid heavy rains in Mumbai, netizens flood Twitter with memes

Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Tuesday morning and Twitter is flooded with hilarious memes.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 6:28 pm

Now money will be directly credited into bank accounts of these people, CM Yogi's big announcement

Lucknow: Taking a step forward in the direction of digital UP, the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to send the compensation given to disaster-affected families directly to their bank accounts. Now the compensation amount will go to their account through e-payment and state relief commissioner Ranvir Prasad has instructed divisional commissioners and district magistrates in this regard. In fact, till now the amount of compensation was provided to the affected only through the DM. But, now it will be sent directly to the account of the concerned. Along with this, the names of those whose accounts the disaster amount has been transferred will be put on the board of the gram panchayat. Let us know that the Yogi government of the state has given 9 to the districts to provide financial help to the families affected by the disaster. Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned. This amount has been allocated by the state government for deaths due to unseasonal heavy rains, excessive rainfall, lightning, thunderstorm, heat stroke, boat accident, snakebite, sewer cleaning, gas leakage, and falling into borewells. In fact, the state government has placed them in the category of disaster. Along with this, the state government has also categorised deaths due to drowning in wells, rivers, lakes, ponds, ponds, ponds, canals, drains, pits, and water bodies as disasters. It is being told that the state government has sanctioned the highest disaster amount for the Sonbhadra district. Rs 4 crore has been sanctioned to Sonbhadra by the state government. After this, Rs 2 crore has been sanctioned for Fatehpur, Rs 50 lakh for Kushinagar, Rs 50 lakh for Balrampur, and Rs 1 crore for Banda, Rs 50 lakh for Sambhal and Rs 1 crore for Prayagraj. Lockdown in Delhi again? Kejriwal said- Corona cases are increasing... Electric shock while taking out Tazia, painful death of two youths It is difficult for Dinesh Karthik to play in Asia Cup, Jaddu said- Do commentary

News Track 9 Aug 2022 3:57 pm

Body of 26-year-old found days after he fell into Kodaikanal waterfall

Death The deceased, 26-year-old Ajay Pandian, had climbed onto the rocks next to a waterfall in Kodaikanals Pullaveli when he lost his balance and fell into the water. TNM Staff Ajay Pandian The body of a young man, who went missing after falling into a waterfall in Tamil Nadus Kodaikanal last week, has been found by forest officials. The man, identified as 26-year-old Ajay Pandian, had visited the waterfalls near Pullaveli on August 4 and had gone near the rocks beside it to take pictures. However, he lost his balance and fell into the gushing water. Ajays friend recorded him posing on the rocks, and the tragic incident was caught on video. In it, Ajay is seen lowering himself onto a set of rocks beside the waterfall, while asking his friend to take a picture of him with the falls in the background. He then ventured further below, all the while asking his friend to record it on video and to take pictures. However, the video shows that while he was trying to adjust his balance, Ajay suddenly slipped on the rocks and fell backwards into the waterfall, while his friend screams for help in shock. Since he went missing on August 4, the video recorded by Ajays friend has been widely shared on social media. The Pullaveli waterfall is reportedly highly dangerous, and due to the heavy rains that the region has been seeing over the past few weeks, the rocks from which Ajay slipped were very slippery. Further, the currents in the river and waterfall were stronger as a result of the rains as well. Reports state that as many as five people have died in the past few years after losing their balance on the rocks and falling into the waterfall. Read:26-year-old loses balance, falls into Kodaikanal waterfall while posing for pics A recent report by the state Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) showed that between August 3 and August 4, Tamil Nadu received 99% more rainfall than the normal 256.3 mm. Nilgiris district recorded the most rainfall this monsoon with 67.5 mm, followed by Coimbatore (45.46 mm), Dharmapuri (38.63 mm) and Thiruvannamalai (23.27 mm). Read:Tamil Nadu receives 99% more rainfall than usual, Nilgiris records most rain

The News Minute 9 Aug 2022 3:56 pm

Red rain alert for South Gujarat, Saurashtra region: IMD

The India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rains for South Gujarat and Saurashtra region for next three days.

India TV 9 Aug 2022 2:59 pm

Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in South Gujarat, Saurashtra; IMD issues Red alert

Due to low-pressure development in the Bay of Bengal, South Gujarat and the Saurashtra regioncan receive very heavy rains and so a red alert warning has been issued, the IMD said.

Zee News 9 Aug 2022 2:13 pm

Extremely Heavy Rains to Thrash Gujarat on August 9-10; Alerts Issued Over Jamnagar, Surat, Rajkot, Valsad, Gir Somnath - The Weather Channel

Extremely Heavy Rains to Thrash Gujarat on August 9-10; Alerts Issued Over Jamnagar, Surat, Rajkot, Valsad, Gir Somnath The Weather Channel

Google News 9 Aug 2022 1:28 pm

South Korea: Heaviest rainfall in 80 years kills 7 in Seoul; water floods buildings, submerges cars, buses, subway stations (VIDEOS)

Heavy rains across the South Korean capital have killed at least seven people. Rains this heavy haven't been seen in 80 years in some areas.

Web Dunia 9 Aug 2022 12:38 pm

Amid high tide, high waves rise in sea in Mumbai, IMD warns firmly

Mumbai: Thecondition of the country's financial capital Mumbai is very bad in the rain of the monsoon. Several areas of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, are inundated due to heavy rains. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next 2 days from today, August 9. According to the Meteorological Department's forecast, many cities, including Mumbai, may receive moderate to heavy rainfall. At the same time, wind speed will also run at a speed of 40 to 50 kilometres per hour. A heavy rainfall alert has been issued in the Thane, Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg regions of Maharashtra. Marine Drive is in the grip of high tide amid heavy rains in Mumbai. According to the Meteorological Department, strong winds with a speed of 40-50 km per hour will occur at different places in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar. Also, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane due to rain. In the second phase of the monsoon, many states are getting rain. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Telangana for the next two to three days. At the same time, there will be no rain in the national capital Delhi for a few days now, but the sky will remain cloudy. 10k soldiers, CCTV at every nook, Delhi turning into 'cantonment' for Independence Day Yogi govt to give identity cards to transgenders, work started in Prayagraj MUHARRAM: Tight security beefed up in Lucknow

News Track 9 Aug 2022 10:55 am

Heavy rains, strong winds lash Mumbai, low-lying areas inundated: Officials

Heavy rainfall coupled with strong winds lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday morning, leading to inundation in some low-lying areas, civic officials said.

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 10:49 am

Heavy rains, strong winds lash Mumbai, low-lying areas inundated

On Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an 'orange' alert for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places. The city started witnessing heavy rains from Monday midnight, and the intensity increased early Tuesday morning with strong winds, according to some citizens. The city recorded 51.35 mm rain in the 24-hour period till 8 am on Tuesday.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 9:50 am

Rains in South Korea turn Seoul's roads into rivers, leave 7 dead

Heavy rains drenched South Korea's capital region, turning the streets of Seoul's affluent Gangnam district into a river, leaving submerged vehicles and overwhelming public transport systems.

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 9:16 am

Maharashtra weather update: Red alert in Vidarbha region, very heavy rains to continue in Mumbai

Maharashtra weather update: Several parts of Maharashtra, including capital Mumbai has been witnessing continous heavy rainfall, due to which a red alert has been issued in the Vidarbha region, and an orange alert has been...

India TV 9 Aug 2022 8:40 am

Arunachal: One woman killed, property damaged in flash floods

Itanagar: A woman was killed in Itanagar on Monday after her house was swept away by flash floods triggered by heavy rains. Disaster management officials said that the flash floods, triggered by massive rains since Sunday night, in Itanagar, Naharlagun and other areas of the state has left a massive trail of devastation. Floods damaged [] The post Arunachal: One woman killed, property damaged in flash floods appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 9 Aug 2022 7:23 am

Odisha: Heavy rains lash Nabarangpur, among other regions; red alert issued in THESE districts

Odisha weather updates: Low-lying areas were inundated with rivers flowing in spate as torrential rain pummeled southern Odisha on Monday due to a low-pressure area, which is set to concentrate into a depression. The well-marked weather system lies over the northwest Bay of Bengal off the coasts of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh, the Met office said.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 11:48 pm

Weather: While Maharashtra sees heavy rains and red alerts, Delhi stuck with humidity | Top points

Heavy rains in several states: Many states in the country witnessed heavy rains on Monday as some areas reported tragedies and deaths due to the violent downpour. The weather office issued red alerts for many areas in Maharashtra, Odisha warning the people of extremely heavy rains. Meanwhile, Delhi witnessed no showers, despite the weather department predicting light rains.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 11:42 pm

Mumbai: Tree planted by Bal Thackeray falls due to heavy rains in Shivaji Park

After Thackeray`s death in 2012, a memorial was built near the tree

Mid Day 8 Aug 2022 10:34 pm

Krishna, Godavari levels on the rise

Heavy rains in catchment areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 10:03 pm

Hair Tips: Follow these tips to get rid of hair lice in monsoons!

Home remedies for hair lice: It is normal to get head lice on rainy days. If you are also facing a similar problem, then you can get rid of this problem by taking some home remedies. Home remedies for hair lice: Monsoon is going on its full peak these days. Due to this, light to heavy rains is occurring continuously in most parts of the country. Although the mind is always happy in this rainy season, these days the problem of having lice in the hair of the head also increases. Today we tell you 5 home remedies to get rid of this problem, after adopting which you will never have lice in your head. Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar We all know about coconut oil. By applying this oil to the hair, they wake up and their roots are also strong. If you have a problem with lice in your head, then in a bowl, mix one spoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 spoons of coconut oil. After this, make a paste by mixing both and then apply it to the hair and leave it open for some time. By doing this, lice will never fall on the head. Can the remedy of neem leaves If the head lice are not getting rid of your head, then you can also take the remedy of neem. Neem has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. For this, you add some water and then add neem leaves to it and boil it well. After this, apply that paste comfortably to the roots of the hair. After some time comb your hair. It is necessary to keep this paste for 2 hours. You can use this method once a week. The use of garlic is also considered good It is also considered good to use garlic to kill head lice. For this, grind 8 to 10 buds of garlic and mix lemon juice in them. After this, apply that paste to the roots of the hair and forget it for half an hour. Then wash the hair with lukewarm water. Tulsi leaves have Ayurvedic properties All ayurvedic properties are found in basil leaves. Along with increasing the immunity of the body, its leaves also work to increase the fitness of the body. Basil leaves also can kill lice. For this, grind the basil leaves well. After this, rub that paste well on your scalp and hair. Doing this 2-3 times a week stops head lice. Lice get cleaned by onions Antifungal and antibacterial properties are found in onions, which are considered an important part of our diet. It is very effective in killing the head lice in the hair. If you also want to use it, then you have to take 2 big onions. After this, grind those onions with a mixer grinder and take out the paste. After this, rub that paste on the hair and your scalp. By doing this, there will never be any lice in the hair. (Disclaimer: The information given here is based on home remedies and general information. Before adopting it, take medical advice. Kalamtimes does not confirm this.)

Kalam Times 8 Aug 2022 6:48 pm

Watch: Cloudburst in HPs Chamba kills 1 after flash floods; several homes damaged

Incessant rains overnight in Himachal Pradesh have caused heavy damage to homes and agricultural land. Following flash floods, cloudburst stuck at least two villages in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, killing a 15-year-old boy identified as Vijay Kumar. According to the Chamba District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC), Bhadoga and Kandhwara villages were hit by sudden heavy rains in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Videos showed muddy water gushing down the hilly terrains of villages amid flash floods.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 5:25 pm

Tree Planted By Shiv Sena Founder Falls Due To Heavy Rains In Mumbai

A gulmohar tree planted by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai fell due to heavy rains and gusty winds on Monday, a civic official said.

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 3:58 pm

22 Tourists Stuck Near Waterfall In Maharashtra's Nashik Rescued; 1 Missing

Twenty-two tourists stranded near a waterfall in Nashik following heavy rains were rescued, while one person was feared to have been swept away, police said on Monday.

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 2:36 pm

MP rain: 14 cars swept away, 50 picnickers rush to safety after sudden surge in Khargone river water

MP rain: As many as 14 cars were swept away while around 50 people ran for safety to higher places due to the sudden rise of water in a river after heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh. The incident was reported in Khargone district of the state, police said on Monday.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 11:44 am

Hyderabad: Heavy rains lash city on Sunday; More downpour expected today

Hyderabad: Several parts of Hyderabad received heavy rainfall on Sunday and normal life was disrupted. Waterlogging and traffic jams were also witnessed in many localities of the city. In Hyderabad, Ramanthapur received the highest rainfall of 22.3 mm in the last 24 hours whereas, in the entire Telangana, Jammikunta in Karimnagar received the highest rainfall Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 10:36 am

Heavy rain continues to lash many parts of Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 08: Heavy showers continued in many parts of Maharashtra on Monday morning including Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Gadchiroli, Nashik, Satara and Solapur districts and Mumbai, resulting in waterlogging in several low-lying areas of the city. Due to heavy rains at Kankavali

Oneindia 8 Aug 2022 9:51 am

Mumbai likely to witness heavy rains; orange alert issued

Mumbai likely to witness heavy rains; orange alert issued

India Today 8 Aug 2022 9:45 am

Maharashtra weather update: Heavy rains lash Mumbai; orange alert issued in Nagpur, Vardha

Maharashtra weather update: Heavy rains have been lashing parts of Maharashtra since the beginning of the monsoon season this year. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in several parts of Vidarbha including Nagpur, Bhandara and Vardha for today and tomorrow. Also, even heavier rains have been predicted for Wednesday (August 10), due to which an orange alert has been issued in Nagpur, Vardha and Chandrapur.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 8:26 am

Odisha, Bengal weather update: Very heavy rains for next three days; depression seen over Bay of Bengal

Odisha, Bengal weather update: Very heavy rains lashed parts of Odisha on Sunday and the weather department has warned of more downpour in the state and neighbouring West Bengal over the next two to three days. According to the Met office, a depression is set to take shape over the Bay of Bengal.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 6:48 am

Kodagu: Roads, houses suffer damage under heavy rains

Heavy rain continues to lash Kodagu ,as the district stays on orange alert till Monday. Several roads suffered damage following landslides, and residents were shifted to relief centers.

The New Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 6:16 am

Heavy rain alert for Mumbai, Thane for today

After a dry weather spell over the past few days, heavy rains made a come back to the city on Sunday. The IMD in its five day district forecast gave out an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane and Palghar starting from Monday.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 4:45 am

IMD Forecast For August 8: Maharashtra And Telangana On Red Alert As Heavy Rains Predicted

IMD has stated that intense wet spells are likely over parts of Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat region, Odisha, Karnataka and Chattisgarh, for the coming days.

Bing 7 Aug 2022 11:00 pm

Outflow from KRS crosses 1 lakh cusecs

This is owing to heavy rains in catchment areas; people in low-lying areas alerted

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:58 pm

Rivers in spate as heavy rains lash many parts of Karnataka - Deccan Herald

Rivers in spate as heavy rains lash many parts of Karnataka Deccan Herald

Google News 7 Aug 2022 6:12 pm

Jharkhand, rain alert! THESE areas to witness heavy rains for 3 days | Details

Jharkhand, which has been facing a drought-like situation due to scanty rainfall, is likely to experience heavy showers in some pockets during the next three days beginning from Monday, a weather official said on Sunday.

India TV 7 Aug 2022 5:54 pm

Rivers in spate as heavy rains lash many parts of Karnataka

The Tungabhadra dam with a storage capacity of 1,633 ft already has a water level reaching 1,631 ft. To maintain the balance, one lakh cusecs of water was released, which has created a flood scare among the people living in the lower riparian of Tungabhadra dam. Officials have sounded an alert for the locals in the areas located near the course of the river.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 5:15 pm

The Weather Report: Heavy rains expected in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat this week

The Weather Report: Heavy rains expected in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat this week

Firstpost 7 Aug 2022 3:33 pm

State govt should take action to prevent disasters: Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL

Court The High Court has directed its registry to register the suo motu PIL to monitor flood relief activities in the southern state. PTI The Kerala High Court has said the state government has to ake proper and prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons and otherwise, and has initiated a public interest litigation (PIL) on its own to monitor flood relief activities in the southern state. It directed its registry to register the suo motu (on its own) petition by arraying the state and its departments of Local Self Government, Power and Water Resources, the Disaster Management Authority and the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) as respondents.Torrential rains in the state of Kerala cause disaster in many places due to landslides, denudation of water etc. There are damages to the property of people residing in poramboke lands, colonies, hill slopes, isolated locations, plantation areas, etc, the High court said. The state of Kerala has to take proper and prompt action for prevention of disasters. There are instances of flooding in some areas as well, it added. The court said a suo motu writ petition should be registered, to effectively monitor and direct the government to take proper steps for providing appropriate mechanisms for managing emergency situations during the monsoon season and otherwise, under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The court further said that it will hear the government and any other interested or aggrieved parties and will issue appropriate directions. Meanwhile, the state government informed the court that there was a committee for monitoring the operations of all major dams in the state and it was chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary (Disaster Management) and convened by the Member Secretary, KSDMA with additional Chief Secretary (Water Resources), Principal Secretary (Power), Chief Engineers and District Collectors from the concerned districts. The high-level committee was constituted in June last year and meets once in 10 days from June to December. Further, in case of orange and red alerts in districts with dams and/or when the water level of the major reservoirs crosses all alert levels, the frequency of the meetings shall be increased, the state government submitted to the High court. It contended that an efficient mechanism was in place for the management of the reservoir outflow in the state during extremely heavy rainfall and otherwise. The submissions by the state came after the lawyer for the Dam Safety Authority told the court that the body no longer exists and the constitution of the authority at the national level was an issue pending before the Supreme Court. Kerala has witnessed heavy rains since July 31 with the IMD on several days issuing red warnings in various districts of the state. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has said that 21 people lost their lives from July 31 to August 6 in various rain-related incidents in Kerala while five people are missing. A total of 41 houses have been fully damaged and 353 were partially damaged during the same period. There are 372 active relief camps which house 14,482 inmates, it said. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 1:18 pm

Deluge of information during rains in Kerala, what state lacks is actionable data

Kerala Rains 2022 Though there is a flow of information on rains, dam levels and alerts on water release, Kerala lags behind in delivering information thats useful and does not create panic. Haritha John Photo: Joby George, Puthukudy landslide affected area On August 5, Puthukkudy near Vattavada in Idukki district experienced a major landslide. Residents of the area had a providential escape as they had shifted to temporary shelter and their homes were spared as debris flow took a slightly different route. Otherwise it would have been a repeat of the Pettimudi landslide of 2020 that took 70 lives or the Puthumala and Kavalappara landslides of 2019 that claimed 34 lives. Vattavada Panchayath President Ganapathiyammal told TNM that almost all families had shifted to a relief camp opened in a community hall four days ago. While we were aware of the risk we had no specific information on areas prone to landslides. When rain intensifies, people shift to these shelters, she said. Many panchayat members in Vattavada said that people in the panchayat have no idea which area is prone to landslides. Though there is a flow of information from the authorities on rains, water level in dams and alerts on water release, experts say the state is way behind in scientific mapping of vulnerable areas and delivering actionable information. A recent Times of India report said the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) does not have details of past landslides in the state. The report was based on an RTI response from KSDMA, which is the nodal agency for disaster management in the state. The agency said the data was available with the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The KSDMA website however hosts a map of landslide susceptible zones in Kerala. The GSI has completed a macro scale susceptibility mapping for 13 districts in the state in 2020, which could be used to identify vulnerabilities and develop zoning regulations for reducing threat of landslides. Location-specific actionable information is crucial to save lives. If the people of Pettimudi knew about the cloudburst and possible landslide, precious lives could have been saved. Even though local self-government and district administration pass information and warnings on time, there are many flaws in identifying vulnerable areas and information systems. Absence of scientific mapping KG Thara, former head of Disaster Management Centre, Kerala, says a government with no scientific temperament is our biggest drawback. There should be studies using standardised scales. Different studies are on different scales. None of the maps published by the state government marking hazardous areas are georeferenced (associating a digital map in relation to the physical geography). Even scientists are not open about it, she alleged. Thara said that since the present hazard maps are not to scale, the chances of error are also very high. Parameters to identify flood or landslide vulnerable areas, like slope, amount of rainfall, soil thickness, permeability of soil and so on, should be uniform across the state and maps thus prepared should form the basis for preparing local action plans. Rapid Visual Screening can be done to delineate areas highly vulnerable to disasters, which later can be studied in detail, she said. She said that detailed study and investigation at micro/ward level is the need of the hour. We need in-depth micro-level analysis of every vulnerable area. We have enough geologists to do that in the state. We need to give them necessary directions and training to complete the task in a mission mode without delay, she said. Effective communication on the extent of risk in each locality and educating the public was the next relevant step that the state should take up seriously, she claimed. People should know what can happen, how much time they have, to move to safety etc. They cannot always be expected to just pack things and wait for instructions from above. They need to be await what to do at the the time of yellow, orange or red alerts on their own, she said. SP Ravi, Director of River Research Centre (RRC), an NGO based in Thrissur district says regular updation on maps that specify the disaster prone areas are necessary. While preparing the maps, rainfall pattern of the particular year and cloudburst possibilities should be considered. We are way back in updation, he said. According to him, mapping will help people understand how to use the sloped terrain more sustainably to prevent disasters. In flood prone areas mapping should be done based on expected rainfall, he said. The amount of rain Pettimudi and Kavalappara received before the tragedy was much higher than the official data, he said. Such maps created at the local body level should be available to the public and they should be able to comprehend the information, if the scientific work is to be meaningful, he said. Ravi says flood modelling is hardly done in the state. There is no public data available on flood modelling of some rivers in the state. It's not easy to do that because we have so many factors. But we need to do at least a basic model and later improvise on it based on studies and experiments, he added. In August 2018, Kerala witnessed the massive flood of the century. Heavy rains also triggered several small and large landslides in high range areas. Kerala witnessed flooding on a limited scale and landslides in 2019 and 2020. Ever since, the lives of people living in hilly areas and river banks have changed. People are risk averse and hence willing to move out of flood-prone areas. But officials have complained that in some hilly regions in Idukki and Wayanad they had to force people to move to relief camps. Ready to move, when it rains Jibin Sunny, a 28-year-old youth, lives in rural Wayanad, not far away from Puthumala, where a major landslide claimed 17 lives on August 8, 2019. His family includes aged parents and elder sister with physical disabilities. Now, every monsoon season they keep an emergency kit, which has items listed by the KSDMA, ready. The kit apart from listed tools and medicines also has dry food items, cloth and napkins. After 2019, every monsoon we are prepared to seek another shelter if the rain intensifies. Many families here dont even wait for a warning. If the rain increases, they will move to the house of a relative elsewhere. Since we have no other place we wait for a warning, so that we can move to a government shelter, says Jibin. People living on the shores of flood-prone rivers like Manimalayaar, Achankovil , Periyar, Chalakudy also seem to have accepted the vagrancy the monsoon season brings year after year. Antony from Manimala in Kottayam says: Now we know how much flood the Manimayar will cause. We always keep important documents in plastic covers, move electronic goods upstairs. We are also planning to get fibreglass boats. Some families who live close to the river already have them, he says. Priya and her family of four, residing in North Paravur of Ernakulam district, kept a bag ready to move to their grandmothers house in the last week of July. The area where they live was flooded in 2018 and 2019 and they had to be rescued. Whenever the rain intensifies and it's August, we are ready to move out, says Priya. There are many others who dont have a place to move, but wait for a warning so that they can shift to temporary shelters. When it rains heavily we look for updates on the KSDMA Facebook page. Now we can easily understand when they talk about water levels in dams, when they will be opened, the amount of rain and the low-pressure formation. Even my aged parents have picked up jargons, says Albin AS from Idukki.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 11:06 am

Weather Forecast: Heavy Rains To Lash Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana; Konkan, Goa To Witness - LatestLY

Weather Forecast: Heavy Rains To Lash Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana; Konkan, Goa To Witness LatestLY

Google News 7 Aug 2022 10:08 am

Idukki dam opening: No cause for worry, says Industries Minister Rajeeve

Kerala Rains 2022 The Minister said that there was no need to worry as the water that will reach Periyar from Idukki Dam can be easily accommodated as the tributaries have been cleaned under 'Operation Vahini.' PTI File Photo | BIJU KALAYATHINA The Cheruthoni Dam of the Idukki reservoir is likely to be opened on August 7 to discharge excess water, Idukki district authorities said on Saturday, August 6, after the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), which manages the dam, issued a red alert as the water-level has increased to 2,382.88 feet. The full reservoir level is 2,403 feet. The Idukki reservoir consists of two dams- the Arch Dam and the Cheruthoni Dam. The shutters of the latter were opened for the first time in 26 years in 2018 to mitigate the worst flood faced by the state in a century. Kerala Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine said that water would be released from Idukki Dam to discharge excess water and that would be contained at the Idamalayar Dam downstream. We will be discharging some excess water tomorrow (Sunday) and plan to contain that water at Idamalayar Dam. I have called a meeting of the representatives of the local self-government bodies downstream today and will discuss the situation. Only a small quantity will be released, Roshy said. Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeeve said that there was no need for any concern with regard to the opening of the Idukki Dam to discharge the excess water, as the distributaries and streams from Periyar river have been cleaned to ensure the natural flow of water. Rajeeve chaired a meeting of officials to evaluate the situation after the Idukki district authority decided to open the Cheruthoni Dam of the Idukki reservoir on Sunday to discharge excess water.Under current circumstances, there is no need to worry. The water that will reach Periyar from Idukki dam can be easily accommodated as the tributaries have been cleaned under 'Operation Vahini.' Necessary steps have been taken to shift people from the banks of the Periyar. There is no need for any concern, Rajeeve told the media. The Minister said relief camps have been opened in all Taluks downstream. Food and drinking water facilities have also been ensured in the camps, he said. He said that people have been shifted from the banks of Chalakudy river as the water-level has gone up. Meanwhile, the water-level at the Mullaperiyar Dam, which is managed by the Tamil Nadu government, has increased to 138.15 feet and 10 shutters have been lifted, discharging 2,122 cusecs of water. However, the rains have subsided in Kerala which has witnessed heavy showers since July 31. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has now issued a yellow warning in Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange warning means very heavy rains of 6 cm to 20 cm. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Landslides occurred at Kundala estate in Idukki on Saturday, destroying a temple and two shops in the locality. A total of 175 families from the locality have been shifted to relief camps. The road to Vattavada in the district has also been isolated after getting damaged in a minor landslide. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) had said there are 342 active camps across the State with Thrissur and Pathanamthitta having the most numbers 88 and 69 respectively. A total of 12,195 people are accommodated in the camps, SDMA had said. It also said that 36 houses were damaged fully while 282 houses were destroyed partially.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 10:00 am

Orange alert for northern T'gana, light rain for Hyd

The India Meteorological Department has issued an orange/red warning for northern districts of Telangana for August 8 and 9. This implies that heavy to very heavy and even extremely heavy rains are likely with probability of 100% in these districts. The current situation is occurring due to the low pressure area being formed over northwest Bay of Bengal off the Odisha-West Bengal coasts, IMD said.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:15 am

Low pressure may trigger more rains across Andhra Pradesh

Heavy to very heavy rains may lash isolated places in north coastal districts for three days

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 4:46 am

UAE: Expats from Kerala, Karnataka concerned for family members as heavy rains lash southern India - Khaleej Times

UAE: Expats from Kerala, Karnataka concerned for family members as heavy rains lash southern India Khaleej Times

Google News 6 Aug 2022 6:08 pm

Red warning in 11 Telangana districts on Aug 8as very heavy rainfall expected

Rains The IMD has issued an orange warning for five districts on August 8. TNM Staff Representative Image/ PTI The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning in 11 districts of Telangana for August 8, indicating extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. Adilabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Rajanna-Sircilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu and Khammam are the 11 districts that have been issued a red warning. These are some of the same areas that saw major damage from the low pressure build-up in July that brought heavy rainfall and eventually caused floods in the Godavari. An orange warning has been issued on August 8 for Karimnagar, Peddapally, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), and Warangal (Urban) districts. Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Nirmal and Nizamabad districts have been issued a red warning on August 9. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Nizamabad, Jagtiyal, Rajanna Sirisilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Khammam, Suryapet, Mahabubadad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts. An orange warning has been issued for these districts on August 6. Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Jayashankar Bhupalalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Nalgonda, Siddipeta, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthi, Narayanpet districts of Telangana. The IMD has issued a yellow warning for these places on August 6. On August 2, Hyderabad was hit by heavy rains flooding the streets and disrupting daily life. A significant downpour that started around 8 am caused roads and streets to flood. Heavy rains were seen in several areas of the city and its surroundings. The Telangana State Development Planning Society reported that the district has been getting 125% excess rainfall.

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 3:15 pm

Heavy rains likely in Andhra Pradesh - The New Indian Express

Heavy rains likely in Andhra Pradesh The New Indian Express

Google News 6 Aug 2022 10:42 am

Weekend Weather (August 6-7): Very Heavy Rains to Pelt Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana - The Weather Channel

Weekend Weather (August 6-7): Very Heavy Rains to Pelt Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana The Weather Channel

Google News 6 Aug 2022 9:32 am

Heavy rains: Rains uproot trees in Nilgiris, block traffic

Normal life was affected as heavy rains continued to pound Nilgiris district on Friday. Several trees got uprooted in Gudalur and OValley.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 5:39 am

Heavy rains: Over 4k people in TN shifted to relief camps

Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management KKSSR Ramachandran said a total of 4,035 persons have been relocated to relief camps in ten districts.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 5:37 am

Kerala rains: Ten shutters of Mullaperiyar dam opened

Kerala Rains 2022 State Revenue Minister K Rajan made it clear that the opening of the dams shutters will not lead to a flood-like situation as the water is being released gradually. TNM Staff In view of the rising water level in Keralas Mullaperiyar dam due to heavy rains, ten of its shutters were opened by 5 pm on Friday, August 5, and water was released gradually. Each of the shutters was opened 30 cm at three different times, releasing a total of 1,876 cusecs of water. The last time the dam was opened was in October 2021. Idukki District Collector Sheeba George has urged people living on both shores of the Periyar river to be on alert. Tamil Nadu released water by lifting three shutters at 1 pm, three more at 3 pm and four at 5 pm. Tamil Nadu has informed us (Kerala) that given that the water flow of the Mullaperiyar dam is reaching the rule curve and shutters will be opened 30 centimeters each and 534 cusecs of water will be released. Kerala had written to the Water Resources Minister of Tamil Nadu that the water level was reaching 136 feet. We asked TN to take more water considering the situation. We had also asked TN to intimate us 24 hours prior to releasing the water and also to avoid the situation of releasing more water during the night, Kerala Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine told the media on Friday morning. The rule curve in a dam decides the fluctuating storage levels in a reservoir. TN has informed us that 1,000 cusecs can be released after two hours of initially releasing the water. If more water needs to be released, it will be done after discussion with the state, he added. As per the latest on Friday, the water level stood at 137.55 ft. Meanwhile, Revenue Minister K Rajan said that opening the dams shutters will not cause floods as the water is being released gradually. Shutters will be opened only as per the set procedures. Those who carry out fake propaganda (about flooding) will be booked, the Minister told the media in Kozhikode. The dam shutters were opened owing to the heavy rains witnessed by the statefor the past couple of days. However, the rain receded in several parts of the state on Friday. The Mullaperiyar dam is located on the Periyar river in Keralas Idukki district. A masonry gravity dam, it was built between 1887 and 1895. It is owned, operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu. Watch TNMs video on the Mullaperiyar dam conflict:

The News Minute 5 Aug 2022 5:38 pm

Car falls into rivulet in Kerala, four passengers including infant rescued

Accident People who rescued the family said the vehicle would have drifted away and submerged easily in the rivulet, as the water level and currents were very high. TNM Staff Timely intervention of local residents helped save the life of four members of a family including an infant after the car in which they were travelling fell into a rivulet on the night of August 4. The incident happened at Parechal near Thiruvathukkal in Kottayam district at around 11.30 pm. The four member family travelling from Ernakulam to Thiruvalla, misled by internet navigation, lost their way and fell into the rivulet. According to residents, when they came running towards the car it was half immersed in the water and the family was calling for help. A woman, her son, daughter and her four months old grandchild were inside the car. Residents who helped them rescue the family told the media that they saw the family calling for help by hitting the glass windows of the car. They tied a rope to the car's tyres and tried to pull it ashore. Though they were not able to fully pull the vehicle back to shore, they were able to open the back door and rescue the people inside. Since Kottayam had heavy rains on Thursday the water level and flow in the rivers and streams were very high. People who rescued the family said the vehicle would have drifted away and submerged easily in the rivulet, as the water level and currents were very high. They said that they were able to rescue the family only because the vehicle got stuck in the mud. A red alert was issued in 8 districts, including Kottayam, of Kerala on Thursday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as rains continued to lash various parts and disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people. Roads in low-lying areas got flooded or caved in and many got displaced from their homes to relief camps. The heavy downpour resulted in water levels of various rivers like Chalakudy, Pampa, Manimala and Achankovil in various districts rising close to or crossing danger levels.

The News Minute 5 Aug 2022 3:28 pm

'Mullaperiyar situation precarious: Kerala CM writes to Stalin to regulate water flow

Rains CM Pinarayi flagged that the water level in Mullaperiyar dam is nearing 136 feet and if the situation persists, there will be a drastic rise in the water level in the dam due to heavy inflow. TNM Staff wiki commons /Bipin K Das As the water level in Kerala's dams is rising due to heavy rains in the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday, August 5 shot off a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart M K Stalin seeking regulation of water in Mullaperiyar dam. I would like to bring to your kind attention to the precarious situation at Mullaperiyar dam catchment area and seek your urgent intervention to regulate the water discharge, so as to steadily bring down the water level to a safe point in the light of the IMD predictions. With Kerala experiencing heavy rainfall over the past few days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning in eight districts, including Idukki. In view of this, CM Pinarayi has flagged that the water level in Mullaperiyar dam is nearing 136 feet and if the situation persists, there will be a drastic rise in the water level in the dam due to heavy inflow. Pinarayi has asked the Tamil Nadu CM to give directions to the authorities concerned to ensure that the discharge from the dam is more than the inflow, considering the heavy rainfall in the catchment area of Mullaperiyar dam. I also request that arrangements may be made to intimate Government of Kerala about the opening of the shutters at least 24 hours in advance so as to take precautionary measures for ensuring the safety of the people residing in the downstream of Mullaperiyar dam, Pinarayi said. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been at loggerheads over the dam, built under an 1886 accord between the then Maharaja of Travancore and the erstwhile British regime. Though the dam is located in Kerala, it is owned, maintained and operated by Tamil Nadu and the former has for long been demanding de-commissioning of the dam that has developed cracks. While the Kerala government said that the dam is posing a serious threat to lives and property in five districts of the state taking into account its age, Tamil Nadu wants the water level of the dam to be increased. Meanwhile, thousands of residents in central and north Kerala districts were evacuated on Thursday after monsoon rains caused floodwaters to rise in various rivers. A total of 14 relief camps have been set up across the state and 5,849 people belonging to 1,732 families have been moved to the camps. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said that six major dams -- Ponmudi, Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Erattayar and Kundala in Idukki and Moozhiyar in Pathanamthitta districts have reached red alert water storage levels. The CMO statement also advised the public to completely avoid night travel to hilly areas, those living near rivers, lakes and disaster prone areas to shift to relief camps, avoid going near rivers with high water levels and asked them to keep emergency kits ready at homes. It further said fake news should not be spread and for emergency help, the district disaster management authority's toll-free number 1077 was available. According to the latest update from the Kerala government, 46 people have lost their lives from July 29 to August 4 in connection with rain-related incidents. Meanwhile, the weather office has predicted widespread rains in Kerala till August 8. With agency inputs Read: Kerala rains: Sabarimala pilgrimage suspended, CUET postponed due to red warning

The News Minute 5 Aug 2022 12:42 pm

Tamil Nadu rains: 10 reservoirs reach maximum capacity, water being released

Weather The Mettur dam was opened following heavy inflow of the Cauvery river, which led to houses in surrounding low-lying areas becoming inundated. IANS pti With heavy rain pounding many parts of Tamil Nadu and southwest monsoon in its full fury, the reservoirs have almost touched full capacity. The state Water Resources Department, in a statement on Thursday, AUgust 4, said the combined water storage level of 90 reservoirs in the state is at 86.74% of their total capacity. Ten reservoirs in the state, including Mettur, Veeranam, and Gundar have attained their full capacity and water is being released. The heavy rainfall in the catchment areas and heavy inflow from Cauvery have led to these reservoirs getting filled up much before the full fury of the southwest monsoon. While 10 reservoirs in the state are full, the others are 70 to 90% filled with water. The state Water Resources Department, in the statement on Thursday, said that out of the total capacity of 224.297 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) the reservoirs in the state had 194.55 tmcft of water. According to the inter-state water agreement with Karnataka, the state was to receive 40.43 tmcft of water in June and July but Tamil Nadu received 138.14 tmcft, a three-fold increase. This, according to the senior officials, is due to the heavy and copious rain in Karnataka as well. With the Tamil Nadu reservoirs almost full, the water has to be ultimately let off to the sea but the water resources department officials told IANS that the irrigation and drinking water needs of the state would be properly met this year following this heavy southwest monsoon. In another development, after the Mettur reservoir was opened following heavy inflow from Cauvery, water gushed into several homes in Erode and Salem. People living in low-lying areas were shifted to relief camps opened in Erode and the National Disaster Response Force was also called in. Chief Minister MK Stalin held a video conference with 12 district collectors and directed the officials to handle the emerging situation, and to update him on the developments. At Komarapalayam in Namakkal district, heavy rains led to residents moving out of their homes, and in Edappadi in Salem district, around 1000 acres of agricultural fields were inundated. Salem district collector, S Karmegam, said that bathing and fishing in the Cauvery river has been banned, as well as taking selfies close to the river has been prohibited. Trichy, Karur, and Thanjavur district administrations have sounded alert to the people residing on the banks of the Kollidam river. Banana plantations close to 200 acres were inundated at Uthamarseeli near Trichy town. All the reservoirs in Coimbatore Aliyar, Amaravathi, Thirumurthi and Bhavanisagar have reached their full level and water discharge has increased. In Theni and Dindigul districts heavy rainfall lashed many parts and educational institutions have been given holidays.

The News Minute 5 Aug 2022 11:32 am

Gujarat In for Fresh Spells of Heavy Rains; Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot on Alert Between August 5-9 - The Weather Channel

Gujarat In for Fresh Spells of Heavy Rains; Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot on Alert Between August 5-9 The Weather Channel

Google News 5 Aug 2022 11:28 am

Weather Today (August 5): Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Konkan, Goa, Karnataka, TN in for Heavy Rains - The Weather Channel

Weather Today (August 5): Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Konkan, Goa, Karnataka, TN in for Heavy Rains The Weather Channel

Google News 5 Aug 2022 9:28 am

Heavy rains: Tractor ferries kids to school in Bengaluru

With heavy rain inundating Bengaluru yet again, concerns about bad roads and poor drainage have skyrocketed on social media.

The New Indian Express 5 Aug 2022 7:01 am

Heavy rains to continue in Coimbatore, Nilgiris for two more days

Heavy rains would continue to batter Coimbatore/Nilgiris region for two more days, a forecast from the regional meteorological centre here said.

The New Indian Express 5 Aug 2022 5:39 am

Heavy Rains to Lash Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Between August 4-8; Kurnool, Anantapuramu, Nizamabad, Suryapet on Alert - The Weather Channel

Heavy Rains to Lash Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Between August 4-8; Kurnool, Anantapuramu, Nizamabad, Suryapet on Alert The Weather Channel

Google News 4 Aug 2022 4:22 pm

Kerala rain updates: Ernakulam Collector faces ire, Thrissur sees major evacuation

Kerala Rains 2022 The rains disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people as roads got flooded or caved in and many got displaced from their homes to relief camps. TNM Staff pti A red warning was declared in 8 districts of Kerala on Thursday, August 4 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as rains continued to lash various parts of the state. The rains disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people as roads got flooded or caved in and many got displaced from their homes to relief camps. IMD issued a red warning for the day in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kannur and an orange alert in remaining districts except for Thiruvananthapuram, where a yellow warning is in place. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains of 6 cm to 20 cm. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Here are a few updates from Kerala Chalakudy region in Thrissur district is facing heavy rains. The Thrissur Collector has asked all those people who were asked to move out of their houses during the 2018 and 2019 floods to vacate immediately. Many panchayats have already evacuated people, the directions are to move people to camps before 4 pm. The government has said that fishing folk should not venture out into the seas. The government has opened 101 relief camps and around 5000 people have shifted to the camps across the state. The district administration in Thrissur is evacuating people living near the Chalakudy river immediately. Ernakulam Collector Renu Raj has come under a lot of criticism as the announcement that educational institutions will remain shut on August 4 was made only at 8.30 am. Many children were stranded in schools, meals prepared for children were wasted. The Collectors Facebook page was filled with protests from parents. The Collector then said that if students have already reached their school, they can stay back. Many schools however made arrangements for children to be dropped back. Ernakulam district was given a red warning for August 4 and it has left people surprised that the Collector waited till morning to make a decision. Read: Kerala rains: Red warning in eight districts, downpour disrupts normal life The inclement weather in the state has resulted in water levels of various rivers like Pampa, Manimala and Achankovil in Pathanamthitta district rising close to or crossing danger levels. Read: Despite frequent flooding risk, Kochi still lacks drainage master plan In Kozhikode, the bad weather led to five flights from the Middle East which were bound to Calicut Airport being diverted to Cochin International Airport. Air Arabia flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Gulf Air flight from Bahrain, Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi and Qatar Airways flight from Doha were those diverted to Cochin, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) said. Also read: 52nd Kerala Film Awards ceremony postponed due to heavy rainfall

The News Minute 4 Aug 2022 2:50 pm

Kerala rains: Red warning in eight districts, downpour disrupts normal life

Weather Rains continued to lash various parts of the state and disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people as roads got flooded or caved in and many were moved from their homes to relief camps. PTI IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION A red warning was declared in eight districts of Kerala on Thursday, August 4, by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as rains continued to lash various parts of the state and disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people as roads got flooded or caved in. Many people were moved from their homes to relief camps. The IMD issued a red warning for the day in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kannur. An orange warning is in place in all the other districts, except for Thiruvananthapuram, where a yellow warning is in place. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while an orange warning means very heavy rains of 6 cm to 20 cm. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. The inclement weather in the state resulted in water levels of various rivers like Pampa, Manimala and Achankovil in the Pathanamthitta district rising close to or crossing danger levels. Anticipating landslides and floods, several families were relocated to relief camps, district officials said. The roof of an anganwadi building collapsed in Konni taluk of Pathanamthitta district, officials said and added that there were no casualties. The water in some major dams and reservoirs of the state is also rising. The water in Idukki reservoir has reached blue warning storage levels and the water level in the Ponmudi dam in the Idukki district has reached the red warning storage level. Meanwhile, six shutters of the Malankara dam in Idukki were opened by 100 cm at 6 am, officials of the district said. The water level in the Mullaperiyar dam was at 135.35 feet at 11 am, according to Idukki district officials. Besides Pathanamthitta and Idukki, the districts of Kottayam, Thrissur and Kozhikode too witnessed heavy rainfall. In Thrissur, the fourth shutter of the Peringalkuthu dam was opened leading to a rise in the water level of the Chalakkudi river to dangerous levels prompting the district officials to ask people living on its banks to evacuate immediately. Even the shutters of Chimmini dam are expected to be raised further in view of the heavy rains in Thrissur district and as a result, the water in Kurumali river there which is already above warning levels is expected to rise further, officials said. In Kozhikode, bad weather led to five flights from the Middle East, which were bound to Calicut Airport, being diverted to Cochin International Airport. Air Arabia flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain, an Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi and a Qatar Airways flight from Doha were among those diverted to Cochin, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) said. In Kottayam, the Meenachil river overflowed leading to flooding of some roads. In some other parts of the state, TV channels showed visuals of roads that had cracked or caved as a result of the rains. A holiday was declared for schools and educational institutions in various districts of the state a day ago in view of the rains, but in Ernakulam the announcement was made only after 8 am on Thursday, leading to many students turning up in schools and then having to be sent back home. It led to widespread criticism of the Ernakulam District Collector on social media. Meanwhile, the Central Meteorological Department has predicted widespread rains in Kerala from August 4 to 8. Landslides and flash floods in Kerala triggered by heavy rains killed 18 people in the last few days, damaged hundreds of properties and displaced thousands to relief camps, the state government said on Wednesday.

The News Minute 4 Aug 2022 2:25 pm

Heavy rains lead to increased hydropower generation in Tamil Nadu - The Hans India

Heavy rains lead to increased hydropower generation in Tamil Nadu The Hans India

Google News 4 Aug 2022 2:00 pm

CUET 2022 Exam postponed in Kerala due to heavy rains, new dates later @ cuet.samarth.ac.in

National Testing Agency, NTA has announced the postponement of the examination in Kerala for these three days in view of the disruptions caused due to heavy rains. This CUET Exam 2022 will be held later.

The Times of India 4 Aug 2022 11:54 am

Weather Today (August 4): Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Rajasthan and Himalayan Foothills in for Heavy Rains - The Weather Channel

Weather Today (August 4): Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Rajasthan and Himalayan Foothills in for Heavy Rains The Weather Channel

Google News 4 Aug 2022 8:18 am

Heavy Rains to Pummel Interior Tamil Nadu; Chennai to Witness Moderate Showers till August 5 - The Weather Channel

Heavy Rains to Pummel Interior Tamil Nadu; Chennai to Witness Moderate Showers till August 5 The Weather Channel Chennai News Live Updates: IMD issues red alert for several districts in Tamil Nadu The Indian Express Heavy rains likely in interiors of Tamil Nadu till Aug 5: IMD The Economic Times Tamil Nadu Rains: BIG UPDATE schools, colleges to be closed today in THIS CITY amid heavy rains- read here Zee News Several districts in Tamil Nadu to witness heavy rainfall till August 5 The New Indian Express View Full Coverage on Google News

Google News 3 Aug 2022 6:15 pm

Brief respite from rains in Kerala, IMD withdraws red warning

Kerala Rains 2022 The IMD had issued a red warning in Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam for August 3, which was withdrawn the same day. PTI Image for Representation The red warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Kerala was withdrawn, and an orange warning was issued in 11 districts of the state on Wednesday, August 3. This indicates a probable decrease in the intensity of the rains hitting the southern state. The IMD, on Wednesday noon, withdrew the red warning and issued an orange one for the day in all the districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasaragod, where yellow warnings have been issued. The red warning issued in the state for Thursday was withdrawn, while an orange warning was issued in 12 districts for Thursday, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 am. At 10 am on Wednesday, IMD had sounded a red warning in the districts of Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam for the day and an orange warning in the remaining districts. It had also issued red warnings in four districts and orange warnings in eight districts for August 4. Various weather models of the Central Meteorological Department, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, National Centers for Environmental Prediction and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, have predicted heavy rainfall in several districts of Kerala during the day. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange warning means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Meanwhile, the state government, in a release, said that 166 relief camps have been set up in various districts and 4,639 people have been relocated there from disaster-hit or disaster-prone areas. It also said that water in six dams Ponmudi, Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Erattayar and Kundala in Idukki and Moozhiyar in Pathanamthitta districts have reached red alert storage levels.The water in Idukki and Peringalkuthu dams have reached blue and yellow storage alert levels, respectively, it further said. Earlier in the day, state Revenue Minister K Rajan said that people should strictly avoid going to areas which are inundated or flooded as part of a growing trend of flood tourism and warned that police would be used to remove such persons. Speaking to reporters at Pathanamthitta, the minister said that there was a growing trend among people to visit areas which are flooded and try to enter the waters there or catch fish and the same should be avoided as it creates an additional burden on the authorities carrying out relief and rescue operations. He gave the example of an elephant being stranded for hours in the Chalakudy river on Tuesday morning, news reports of which led to a large number of people arriving at that place and creating a problem for the local authorities. Such activities in flooded areas would not be permitted at all and if necessary, police assistance would be sought to remove such persons, he said. As there was some decrease in the intensity of rains in certain parts of the state in the early morning hours on Wednesday, water levels in various major dams and reservoirs were holding steady or had risen only marginally at around 7 am, according to data received from various districts. The heavy rains led to six deaths one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties in the state from July 31 to August 2, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) had said. Besides that, three people have also gone missing from various parts of the state during the day, it said.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 5:22 pm

Despite frequent flooding risk, Kochi still lacks drainage master plan

Civic issues With the rain pattern changing, efforts at containing Kochis urban flooding have repeatedly proven ineffective as unscientific stormwater drains are no match for the water that flows in. Maria Teresa Raju Ernakulam MLA TJ Vinod, Kochi Mayor M Anilkumar and Ernakulam District Collector Renu Raj inspecting a canal on August 2 Everytime Kochi experiences heavy rains, the citys arterial roads get flooded leading to traffic blocks. People have to wade through knee-deep water and critical assets including the main power substation and the transport bus stand face threat of inundation. On August 1, major roads in Kochi were waterlogged by 9am owing to heavy rains that began an hour earlier. It was the second such instance this year after May and happened despite the Kochi corporation completing its pre-Monsoon cleaning drive. With the rain pattern changing, efforts at containing Kochis urban flooding have repeatedly proven ineffective as unscientific stormwater drains and the connecting canals are no match for the water that flows in. The tidal effects on the canal system also play a role in the risk of flooding. Any solution should involve ensuring uninterrupted water flow in Kochis network of canals, as well as designing and implementing an efficient drainage masterplan, which the city does not have till date. Did the Operation Breakthrough fail? A report on Flood Mitigation in Kochi prepared by the Irrigation Department, Ernakulam, states that almost all of the coastal citys canals were once broad and navigable. They allowed tidal water to rise and recede without flooding the land. Multiple encroachments, unscientific constructions and waste dumping have reduced their holding capacity, causing them to overflow during high tide. Operation Breakthrough, started in 2019 with the aim of rejuvenating Kochis canal network, has completed two phases so far. Three years later, residents and activists say benefits of the project are not visible. Social activist Cheshire Tarzan attributes the poor results of the project to corruption and the absence of political will. The initial phase of the project had showcased some good team work. But it was the political leadership in Kochi that derailed the project later on. Both the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Cochin Corporation did not cooperate with the district administration for the project, alleges Cheshire. Shahid Ameen, a city resident who blogs on civic issues on the platform Urban Grouse, pointed out that the lakhs of rupees spent on Paramara Road, near the Ernakulam Town railway station, was money poured down the drain, quite literally. Two years back, a new canal was built and slabs were placed here, as part of Operation Breakthrough. The road was completely flooded on Monday. Traffic movement came to a standstill and shops along the road were flooded. This is despite the government having spent lakhs here, alleges Shahid. He blamed the stopgap measures that address only the immediate flooding for the recurrent floods. Twelve crores were allocated under the Union Governments Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme for desilting and rejuvenating the TP canal. There is no clarity on what the money has been spent on thus far. It is a total scam and the canal is still blocked, alleges Cheshire. A 2021 report on Flood Mitigation Kochi by the Irrigation Department states that the canal bed concreting undertaken in many natural canals by the Corporation under the AMRUT scheme will contribute to flooding. This is also a clear violation of Central Water Commission orders. Such works undertaken by the Corporation need to be controlled, the report said. Unscientific drainage system A 30-metre-long section on Power House Extension Road, near Shahids residence, is a regular site of flooding. Here too, mitigation efforts have been taken, but to no effect. Residents of houses along this stretch were even forced to vacate their homes, says Shahid. Kajal Salim, councillor of division 69, where the Power House Extension Road belongs, alleged that a private party had blocked the drains here. A coordinated effort between divisions 67, 68 and 73 that border division 69 is necessary to ensure uninterrupted water flow in the drains and canals in this area. This years pre-Monsoon cleaning in division 69 was conducted only after the first rain of the season. Kochi Mayor had in an earlier interview attributed the delay to bypoll in April. Cheshire questioned this logic, saying How does an election affect regular cleaning of the drains? Only half the drains in division 69 have been cleaned this year, says Kajal. This division is spread across a large area. Hence, there is a paucity of funds for cleaning all the drains. The other half was cleaned last year, she clarified. This means that the drains here are cleaned only once in two years, despite being a regularly flood-hit area. The Corporation is looking at increasing funds for divisions with larger areas. I expect this to be of help next year, Kajal said. Wastewater from houses, hotels and other establishments are directed to the drains, effectively clogging them. Drains in Kochi are built with the singular purpose of stormwater drainage. Currently, most houses direct their sewage into them, leading to clogging. It becomes a larger menace when flats also follow suit. Routine checks by the Health Department are necessary to prevent this, Kajal said. Blocking of drains by people to stop flooding due to tidal flows also complicates the issue. People pile up sandbags and rocks to block drains where this happens, which in turn floods roads, she added. Shahid alleges that all major canals in the city are blocked, the effects of which are compounded by the sheer lack of planning in constructing drains. Often, the drains are sloped against the direction of waterflow. Something as basic as the slabs used to cover drains are examples of the thoughtless execution of projects, he said. Kajal says a major shortcoming is that drains for each division are designed separately. Cleaning of drains is also carried out separately in each division. Unless the drains are all part of a single design and are cleaned in coordination across all divisions of the Corporation, stormwater drainage will remain a problem, she said. Kajal says contractors have informed her that several divisions under the Corporation have not cleaned their drains in years. The Corporation so far does not have any plan for an unified approach, she said. Encroachment menace The report by the Irrigation Department speaks about several encroachments of canal systems that were later regularised. Examples include the encroachment at Kumaranasan Nagar in Punchathodu, which was later regularised by revenue department and the Thevara-Perandoor Canal which has reduced in depth at many locations. Shahid feels evicting encroachments which have government authorisation would not be feasible. Only a masterplan for drainage and rejuvenation of the citys canals can offer any solution, he said. The Mayor had informed that the Corporation was taking action against all encroachments. As a first step towards this, residents of P&T Colony situated on TP canal were to be relocated to Mundamveli soon by the GCDA. Shahid said that while this may take place, large encroachers with money power will remain unaffected. The construction of the Kochi Metro under the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) too has played a damaging role, according to Cheshire. Several drains and canals near MG Road, Sahodaran Ayyappan Road, Elamkulam and JLN Stadium were blocked due to Metro construction. Major canals like Karanakodam Thodu and TP canal were closed off in places, he alleged. Missing: Citizens as stakeholders In an earlier interview given to TNM, Mayor M Anilkumar had said that coordination between governmental departments in tackling the floods was no longer an issue in Kochi. Shahid had a different opinion on that matter. A major shortcoming in the implementation of all flood mitigation projects is the lack of coordination, he alleged. Shahid also lamented the absence of a forum in the city where residents and activists could express their concerns or put forward solutions to authorities. Bangalore, for example, the NGO Jagratha coordinates with the Municipal Corporation to implement several projects. Such a forum is lacking in Kochi. Even though there are efforts among activists here to form a collective, there is no coordination with the government, he said. Activists who take up such issues are often targeted, says Shahid. Ones actions get branded as anti-development if the slightest flaw in the governments projects is pointed out. Not even residents of affected neighbourhoods are willing to mark their protest, he says. Long-term, sustainable solutions needed A long-term vision for Kochi should also be mindful of the effects of climate change and impending sea level rise, says Shahid. If the situation is not improved, Kochi will be uninhabitable for the next generation. What awaits us after the next 25 years is unpredictable, he says. This urgency should be recognised and action plans developed accordingly. Studies, including one by the National Institute of Oceanography, have established that Kochi faces the threat of coastal inundation. The inaction of authorities is not owing to the absence of scientific studies or lack of awareness. It is mere apathy. What lures them more is the scope for corruption in activities undertaken through the Disaster Management Act, Cheshire alleged. Regular cleaning of all drains and removal of encroachments will ensure that Kochi does not reel under the effects of annual flooding. Canals must be restored to their original widths, as per the old field measurement books. If there is political will, this can be achieved in the next three months, according to Cheshire. The Mayor, on his part, is waiting for detailed studies that are yet to begin for evolving a drainage master plan for the city. Cheshire however feels that time is running out. Designing a masterplan for Kochi does not require a lot of study. It should be based on the simple logic that Kochis canal network needs to be restored to its original state, he says.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 4:21 pm

Chennai News Live Updates: IMD issues red alert for several districts in Tamil Nadu - The Indian Express

Chennai News Live Updates: IMD issues red alert for several districts in Tamil Nadu The Indian Express Extremely Heavy Rains to Clobber Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on August 2-3; Kanyakumari, Tirunelvi, Theni on Red Warning The Weather Channel Tamil Nadu Rains: BIG UPDATE schools, colleges to be closed today in THIS CITY amid heavy rains- read here Zee News Several districts in Tamil Nadu to witness heavy rainfall till August 5 The New Indian Express Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools, Colleges in Nilgiris closed tomorrow due to heavy rain Times Now View Full Coverage on Google News

Google News 3 Aug 2022 3:21 pm

Kerala rains: Red alert lifted from state, orange alert in 11 districts

The heavy rains led to six deaths -- one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam, and three in Kannur district -- resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties from July 31 to August 2

The New Indian Express 3 Aug 2022 1:52 pm

Kerala rain: Red alerts withdrawn in state, brief relief in sight

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain.

The New Indian Express 3 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

Extremely Heavy Rains to Batter Coastal, South Interior Karnataka This Week; Bengaluru, Udupi, Shimoga, Mysore on Alert - The Weather Channel

Extremely Heavy Rains to Batter Coastal, South Interior Karnataka This Week; Bengaluru, Udupi, Shimoga, Mysore on Alert The Weather Channel

Google News 3 Aug 2022 12:39 pm

Heavy rains to continue in Kerala, red warning issued in 3 districts

Weather Revenue Minister K Rajan also warned people against going to inundated areas for flood tourism and that strict action would be taken against violators. PTI Image for representation Heavy rains will continue to lash Kerala as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning to three districts on Wednesday, August 3. An orange warning has been issued for eight districts as well. Red warning was declared in the districts of Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam for the day and an orange warning has been sounded in the remaining districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasaragode, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 AM. A red warning was issued for 10 districts the previous day. On Thursday, August 4, a red warning was issued in four districts and an orange warning was sounded in eight districts. Various weather models of the Central Meteorological Department, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, National Centers for Environmental Prediction and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, have predicted heavy rainfall in several districts of Kerala during the day. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Meanwhile, the state government, in a release, said that 166 relief camps have been set up in various districts and 4,639 people have been relocated there from disaster-hit or disaster-prone areas. Earlier in the day, state Revenue Minister K Rajan said that people should strictly avoid going to areas which are inundated or flooded as part of a growing trend of flood tourism and warned that police would remove such persons from the site. Speaking to reporters at Pathanamthitta, the minister said there is a growing trend among people to visit areas which are flooded and try to enter the waters there or catch fish and the same should be avoided as it creates an additional burden on the authorities carrying out relief and rescue operations. He gave the example of an elephant being stranded for hours in the Chalakudy river on Tuesday morning, news reports of which led to a large number of people arriving at that place and creating a problem for the local authorities. Such activities in flooded areas would not be permitted at all and if necessary, police assistance would be sought to remove such persons, he said. On evacuating people from disaster prone areas, he said that according to guidelines in the Orange book such people have to be mandatorily relocated. Rajan said that the state government has taken all necessary steps, like setting up relief camps, so that there is no loss of life and people can comfortably wait out the rains. The minister also said that there was no need to be concerned about the flood-prone low lying Kuttanad area of the state, but the authorities were monitoring the situation there. As there was some decrease in the intensity of rains in certain parts of the state in the early morning hours on Wednesday, water levels in various major dams and reservoirs were holding steady or had risen only marginally at around 7 AM, according to data received from various districts. However, the water storage level in Idukki reservoir reached 2375.52 feet and a blue alert was sounded at 10 AM. The heavy rains led to six deaths one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties in the state from July 31 to August 2, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) had said. Besides that, three people have also gone missing from various parts of the state during the day, it had said.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 12:37 pm

Kerala rains: Water levels rise in Idukki reservoir, officials on alert

Kerala Rains 2022 The water level is rising by two feet every day as incessant rains continue in Keralas Idukki district, and officials say the water level is still relatively low, at the blue-level mark. Sandeep Vellaram Muvattupuzha river overflowing The district administration in Keralas Idukki district on Wednesday, August 3, issued a blue alert as the water level in Idukki reservoir crossed the 2,375.52 ft mark at 10 am. The blue-alert level fixed by the central water commission is at 2,375.53 ft. The orange-alert level is at 2,381.53ft, red alert at 2,382.53 ft and the upper rule level is 2,383.53 ft, as per the present rule for the dam. The full capacity level of the reservoir is at 2408.50 ft. A KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board) dam safety official said that there has been a nearly two-foot rise in water level per day, and the KSEB is expecting more inflow to the reservoir in the coming days, as the India Meteorological Department )IMD) has predicted extremely heavy rainfall for the area. Power generation at Moolamattom power plant has also been boosted to try and bring down the water levels. The official said that the plant generated 14.550 units on Tuesday. The catchment areas of the reservoir received a rainfall of 78.00mm over the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the water level at Mullaperiyar dam reached 134.85 ft on Wednesday. The shutters of the Kallarkutti, Pambla, Malankara, Kundala, and Ponmudi dams were opened. The major hydel dams in the state were at 70% capacity on Tuesday and they are capable of generating 3037.618 mu of power. The storage levels in major hydel dams on Tuesday were as follows: Idukki (69%), Pamba (65%), Sholayar (87%), Idamalayar (70%), Kundala (98%), Mattupetty (73%), Kuttiady (54%), Thariyode (78%), Anayirankal (55%), Ponmudi (93%), Neriamangalam (97%) Peringalkuthu (49%) and Lower Periyar (100%). Idukki has been witnessing incessant rains over the past few days. Due to the heavy rains, a landslide was reported in Chithirapuram near Anachal in Idukki on Tuesday morning, and a home was buried under the soil. Valiyapadam Alice Joy, 55, a resident of Chithirapuram, was seriously injured. He was taken to Adimali Taluk hospital and later shifted to Kolenchery Medical college, where he is currently undergoing treatment. A landslide was also reported near Kuttikkanam and a portion of the road caved in at the Kottarakkara-Dindigul National Highway on Monday evening. The traffic was disrupted on the route for over three hours. In view of the heavy rain warning, Idukki District Collector Sheeba George has temporarily banned all tourism activities in the district, including off-road driving, adventure tourism, boating, and trekking. Night travel has also been restricted in the district from 8 pm to 6 am, the collector said. Seven relief camps have been opened in various parts of the district and 128 people from 51 families have been shifted to the relief camps. Read:Watch: Elephant stranded in gushing Kerala river makes it to safety Kerala rain updates: Red alert in 10 districts and across 7 dams

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 12:16 pm

Karnataka rains: 59 deaths reported in state since June 1

Weather With heavy rains predicted over the next few days, CM Basavaraj Bommai said that rescue and rehabilitation work must be done on a war footing. TNM Staff Image for representation As monsoons hit Karnataka early in June, nearly 59 people died and over 2,000 houses were severely hit or destroyed due to rains since June 1. The state government released official statistics on Tuesday, August 2, regarding the damage due to heavy rains in parts of Karnataka. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a virtual meeting with the deputy commissioners of 11 rain-hit districts on Tuesday and took stock of the damages caused by incessant rain and floods in the state since June 1. The authorities informed that agricultural crops in 3,499 hectares of land and horticultural crops in 2,057 hectares of land have been destroyed, while nearly 2,000 houses have been completely destroyed and nearly 4,000 houses were partially damaged. The number of livestock deaths stood at 99. Further, 13 districts in the state were affected heavily because of the rains, according to the report. The report also stated that 61 relief camps were opened because of the rains and nearly 7,000 inmates were housed there. Almost 8,000 people were evacuated from their homes which were either damaged or completely destroyed by the rain, according to the report. Noting that all the lakes and irrigation tanks are full due to the heavy downpour since June 1, CM Bommai advised officials to take precautions to prevent breach of tank bunds. He also gave directions to officials to take up rescue and rehabilitation work on a war footing. CM Bommai asked the District Commissioners to take measures to restore road connectivity in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts. He also asked the authorities to conduct an immediate joint survey of the houses destroyed. Concerned officials were also asked to remain alert for contingency action in landslide-prone areas in Kodagu district, which was severely affected by rains and landslides in 2018. (With IANS inputs)

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 11:05 am

Ajit Pawar urges state govt to provide immediate assistance to farmers

Speaking to reporters here, Pawar said Marathwada and Vidarbha regions received heavy rains in mid-July and due to which, the fertile layer of soil has been washed away

Mid Day 3 Aug 2022 10:15 am

Weather Today (August 3): Extremely Heavy Rains to Lash Kerala, Karnataka, TN; Northeast India In for Heavy Rain The Weather Channel

Weather Today (August 3): Extremely Heavy Rains to Lash Kerala, Karnataka, TN; Northeast India In for Heavy RainThe Weather Channel

Manipur 3 Aug 2022 8:51 am

Weather Today (August 3): Extremely Heavy Rains to Lash Kerala, Karnataka, TN; Northeast India In for Heavy Rain - The Weather Channel

Weather Today (August 3): Extremely Heavy Rains to Lash Kerala, Karnataka, TN; Northeast India In for Heavy Rain The Weather Channel

Google News 3 Aug 2022 8:51 am

Sisters holding hands die in landslide rubble in Karnataka

Accident Six persons were killed in two separate landslides in Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka. TNM Staff Officials at the landslide spot In a heartrending incident, two sisters who were found holding their hands were killed after they were trapped in their house following a landslide in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, police officials said on Tuesday. Shruti, 11 and Jnanashree, 6, daughters of Kusumadhar in Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada were trapped after a landslide caused the collapse of their house. After a lengthy search operation by emergency personnel, the bodies of the sisters were found with the two of them holding their hands together, police officials said. After heavy rains lashed Subramanya on Monday evening, the residents of the household heard a loud noise around 7 pm. Shruthi, who was reading a book in the portico of the house, ran inside thinking the sound must have come from there. Jnanashree also ran inside the house. At the same time, the hill collapsed on their home. The children's mother, who was busy in the kitchen, came outside the house, thinking that the children must be outside. As a tree fell on the way and water was overflowing, rescue personnel could not reach the spot immediately. The rain also hampered the operation, police officials said. In another incident in Muttalli in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, four members of a family were killed after a portion of a hill collapsed on their house, police officials said. The victims were identified as Laxminarayana Naika (60), Laxmi Naika (45), Anantha Narayana Naika (38) and relative Praveen Balakrishna Naika (16). Their bodies are yet to be recovered. An orange alert has been issued in seven districts in southern Karnataka namely Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Hassan, Shivamogga, Chikmagalur, Uttara Kannada and Udupi. Read: Heavy rains to lash Bengaluru, orange warning in parts of Karnataka

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 8:46 am

Heavy rains: Residents of Parakkadavu prepare for worst

Already, people have shifted their cars and two-wheelers to safe spots because in 2018, a majority of them didnt get enough time to shift their vehicles and had to discard their vehicles as scrap.

The New Indian Express 3 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Heavy rains: 547 shifted to 11 relief camps in Ernakulam

Holiday for schools, colleges today; bodies of 2 persons found; foreigners among guests rescued from Kodanad resort

The New Indian Express 3 Aug 2022 7:01 am

Tamil Nadu Rains: BIG UPDATE, schools to be closed today in THIS CITY amid heavy rains- read here - Zee News

Tamil Nadu Rains: BIG UPDATE, schools to be closed today in THIS CITY amid heavy rains- read here Zee News

Google News 3 Aug 2022 6:56 am

Rains wreck havoc in Mandya

Several roads were damaged, trees uprooted, tanks breached and crops inundated following heavy rains in the region since Monday night.

The New Indian Express 3 Aug 2022 3:19 am

Heavy downpour derails normal life in Sangam City

At a time when the district received a delayed monsoon and the city witnessed long dry spell with intermittent rains, the Sangam City received heavy downpour on Tuesday. Because of the heavy rains, several localities of the city were water logged.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 3:17 am

Heavy rains in Kerala: Six deaths reported, red alert issued in 10 districts for August 2 and 3

The Central Water Commission has issued a warning regarding the water levels of various rivers, like Pampa, Manimala and Neyyar, crossing the danger marks at several places.

The New Indian Express 2 Aug 2022 6:52 pm

Kerala: Heavy rain causes chaos, red alert in 10 districts; Toddler washed away

In a tragic incident that occurred on August 1 during a landslide in Kannur, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Numa, was washed away in flood waters. The body was found in the search operation by the NDRF personnel on August 2nd. Her mother, Nadeera, survived the mishap that occurred on August 1st. Though Nadeera was rescued, Numa, who was holding on to Nadeeras hand, got lost in the currents. Meanwhile, the heavy rain that lashed various parts of Kerala since July 31st claimed over 12 lives, besides causing widespread damage to property and agriculture. Many important roads in Kochi and other areas have been facing waterlogging and significant traffic disruptions since August 1. Many schools in vulnerable areas have been suspended due to heavy rains. IMD has issued a red alert in 7 districts till August 4.

The New Indian Express 2 Aug 2022 6:49 pm

Unstable Weather And Heavy Rains Leave Bangalore People Feeling Feverish, With A Sore Throat

According to a report by TOI, Bengalureans have been experiencing sore throats and fever for the last two weeks due to a change in weather and lifestyle. The sudden changes in temperature that we've been facing in Blore for the past

Boldsky 2 Aug 2022 5:30 pm

Watch: Elephant stranded in gushing Kerala river makes it to safety

Kerala rains The elephant is said to have come to the Chalakudy river from the forest at night to eat, but got stranded as the water levels rose by nearly five metres. PTI Screengrab A wild elephant was found stranded in the middle of Chalakudy river in Keralas Thrissur for several hours on Tuesday, August 2, after heavy rainfall in the area during the night raised its water level by nearly five meters. Visuals show the elephant struggling to walk amid the gushing waters of the river, which almost came up to the pachyderms ears. After several hours of valiant attempts, the elephant managed to get to the safety of the forest on the other side. Forest officials monitoring the situation told media that the tusker will now be able to move into the forest safely, as the water currents close to the forest were comparatively slower. The tusker was stranded in the middle of the river on a small piece of land for several hours, as the river raged around the animal, which had stymied rescue attempts by fire force and forest officials gathered near Athirapally Falls. Subsequently, during its attempts to cross the river, the tusker got swept several meters downstream and managed to hang on to a broken tree in the middle of the river. Thereafter, it slowly managed to move closer to the other side of the river and then disappeared from view, raising hopes that it would soon reach the safety of the forest. Visuals also showed the tusker periodically dipping its trunk in the river to assess the water depth as it tried to move towards the other side. According to local residents, the elephant had come to the river from the forest looking for food in the night, but got stranded. Meanwhile, restrictions have been placed on entry of tourists to high ranges of Idukki and the Athirapally waterfalls in Thrissur, and tourist movement has been restricted to Ponmudi as well. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued a red alert in 10 districts of the state for August 3. The alert is issued in all the districts of the state except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, where Orange alerts have been issued for August 2 and 3, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast for the state. The department also warned of widespread and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in Kerala till Friday. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Watch the elephant get to safety from the river: Watch the valiant attempts of a tusker, who was stranded in the middle of Chalakudy river in Thrissur. The elephant managed to get to the safety of the forest on the other side after several hours. #KeralaRains pic.twitter.com/FYC1w6FJ2e azeefa (@AzeefaFathima) August 2, 2022

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 5:16 pm

Foreign tourists rescued in Kerala after riverside resort is flooded

Kerala Rains Entry of tourists to high ranges of Idukki and to Athirapally waterfalls in Thrissur have been blocked. TNM Staff With heavy rains resulting in rise in river water level, a resort in Kodanad in Ernakulam district was flooded on Tuesday morning, trapping tourists who were staying there. The incident happened at around 5.30 in the morning. Foreign tourists and staff staying in the Elephant Pass resort near the Elephant Kraal in Kodanad, a popular tourist destination, were rescued after the incident. Two foreigners, a family from Kochi and resort staff were trapped in the resort after it was flooded. Fire force, police and revenue department officials were involved in the rescue. The rescued tourists were shifted to a nearby resort. Many tourists in Idukki, Wayanad and Alappuzha districts have moved out following reports of heavy rains, flash floods and landslides. Restrictions have been placed on entry of tourists to high ranges of Idukki and the Athirapally waterfalls in Thrissur district. Tourist movement has also been restricted to Ponmudi, a hill station in Idukki, which witnessed heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued a Red alert in 10 districts for August 3. The red alert has been issued in all the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, where Orange alerts have been issued for August 2 and 3, an IMD district rainfall forecast for Kerala said at 10 AM on Tuesday. The department also warned of widespread and isolated heavy and very heavy rainfall in the state till August 5. As the heavy rains continued, the authorities have set up relief camps in various districts and tourist spots in high range areas of Idukki have been shut. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Payyavoor region of Kannur district experienced several landslides on Tuesday morning and Monday night. On Monday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said that till August 1 six people died in rain-related incidents and one was missing. Meanwhile, the Central Water Commission has issued flood warnings in five rivers across the state. CWC warned of flooding in Pullakkayar in Kottayam, Maadaman, Kallooppara in Pathanamthitta, Vellaikadavu and Aruvippuram in Thiruvananthapuram.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 4:22 pm

Karnataka: Bhatkal witnesses heavy rains, 6 trains regulated - Times of India

Karnataka: Bhatkal witnesses heavy rains, 6 trains regulated Times of India

Google News 2 Aug 2022 4:17 pm

Kerala rain updates: Red alert in 10 districts and across 7 dams

Weather Educational institutions in Kozhikode district will remain closed on August 3. TNM Staff As incessant rains continue to lash Kerala with reports of landslides and rising river water levels in some parts of the state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red warning in 10 districts of the southern state for Tuesday. IMD also issued a Red alert in the same 10 districts for August 3 also. The red warning is issued in all the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, where Orange alerts have been issued for August 2 and 3, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 AM on Tuesday. The department also warned of widespread and isolated heavy and very heavy rainfall in the state till August 5. Rain updates from Kerala Twelve people have died in rain related incidents. A two-year-old child was washed away in gushing waters in Kannurs Nedumpuramchal region. The incident took place as residents were evacuating the area on Monday, August 1, after four landslides were reported from surrounding places. Read: Landslides in Kannur as heavy rains lash Kerala, two-year-old washed away Tourists including foreigners who were trapped in the Elephant Pass resort located in Kodanad of Ernakulam district were rescued. Educational institutions in Kozhikode district will remain closed on August 3. 77 relief camps have been started in the state and around 500 people have been moved already. Red alert in seven dams in Kerala- Lower Periyar, Ponmudy, Erattayar, Kundala, Peringalkuthu and Moozhiyar. Five rivers in the state are in spate- Pamba, Neyyar, Karamana, Manimalayar and Meenachal. Flood warnings have been given in Manimalayar, Neyyar and Karamana rivers. Fishing has been banned on all coasts and people living in landslide prone areas have been asked to move out when asked. Read: Kerala rains: At least eight dead as incessant downpour lashes state Equinoct, a climate tech startup, has written to state Chief Secretary and the State Disaster Management Authority requesting their immediate intervention in reservoir release scheduling to reduce the downstream impact. A similar situation had resulted in flooding of many areas in 2018. The letter urged the state government to convene an emergency meeting under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005. Equinoct highlighted the need for constituting a river basin level emergency team to assess the real-time conditions and preparation of integrated hourly reservoir release schedules.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 3:26 pm

Landslides in Kannur as heavy rains lash Kerala, two-year-old washed away

Weather Numa Taslin, daughter of a health care worker, was being moved to a safer location by her mother after landslides were reported in the area, when the accident took place. TNM Staff Screengrab/ManoramaNews | Trees uprooted during a landslide in Kannur As Kerala battles heavy downpours and flooding, a two-year-old child was washed away in gushing waters in Kannurs Nedumpuramchal region. The incident took place as residents were evacuating the area on Monday, August 1, after four landslides were reported from surrounding places. The mother of two-year-old Numa Taslin, who is a health worker, was carrying the child to safety when a tree branch hit the mothers hand, causing Numa to fall into the water. The mother sustained injuries but was immediately rescued by officials. However, Numas body was found only on Tuesday, August 2, almost 12 hours after she fell. Later, a landslide reportedly occurred at Nedupuramchal, and a large boulder rolled down into the colony where Numas family and others stayed. However, while people were evacuated from there, a man named Rajesh lost his life, while his father Chandran is missing under the debris. Search operations are underway. In Thrissur, the Chalakudy river water levels rose by nearly five metres at around 2 am on Tuesday due to heavy rains, leading to the district administration advising those living along the river's banks to move to safer places. With heavy rains lashing Kerala and landslides being reported in parts of Kannur, is being seen as a reminder of the unfortunate landslide in Malappurams Kavalappara in August 2019, when over 30 families were trapped under debris following a massive landslide. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning in 10 districts of the southern state for Tuesday. The red warning is issued in all the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, where orange warnings have been issued for August 2 and 3. The department also warned of widespread and isolated heavy and very heavy rainfall in the state till August 5. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. Meanwhile, the authorities have set up seven relief camps in the state and around 100 people have been shifted to the camps. The camps are located at Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad, and there are two camps in Kottayam. A control room has also been set up by the Revenue department and can be contacted through 80785 48538. Other numbers have also been announced: Revenue Call Centre: 1800 425 5255 River Management Centre: 0471 2365559 Post Disaster Trauma Counselling Centre: 0471 2365559 Revenue Information Bureau: 83010 30882 (With PTI inputs)

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 3:12 pm

Heavy rains to lash Bengaluru, orange warning in parts of Karnataka

Weather The IMD has predicted that rain and thundershowers are very likely in Bengaluru over the next two days. TNM Staff IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/ PIXCY Parts of Karnataka are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rains, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing orange and yellow warnings for the next few days. In a bulletin on Tuesday, August 2, the IMD has predicted showers in the state, including Bengaluru, till August 4. The department has issued yellow warning in 19 districts in the state, predicting heavy rainfall (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm) in isolated areas. The forecast also says that an orange warning has been issued in eight districts for Tuesday, August 2; nine districts for Wednesday; 11 districts for Thursday and nine districts for Friday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to continue in coastal areas of Karnataka, Dakshina Karnataka, Udupi and Uttara Kannada till Friday. However, both Bengaluru Rural and Urban districts have been issued a yellow warning for only Tuesday. The IMD has predicted that rain and thundershowers are very likely in Bengaluru over the next 48 hours, with the maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 30C and 20C respectively. Moderately heavy rains were reported in the city on the night of Monday, August 1, with trees being uprooted. The IMD said that Bengaluru received about 45.7 mm rainfall on Monday night. IMD has also warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea. According to the IMD website, the following alerts have been issued for the next four days: August 2: Yellow warning is issued to Bijapur, Koppal, Raichur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Ballari, Dharwad, Uttar Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Tumkur, Mandya, Chikballapur, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban and Kolar. August 3: Orange warning has been issued in Uttar Kannada, Udupi, Dakshin Kannada, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Hassan. Yellow warning has been sounded in Gulbarga, Bijapur, Yadgir, Raichur, Bagalkot, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Chikballapur and Kolar. August 4: Orange warning in Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Hassan. A yellow warning is in place in Gulbarga, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Tumkur, Mysore and Chamarajanagar. August 5: An orange warning has been issued for Uttar Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, Hassan, Tumakuru and Ramanagara. A yellow warning has issued for Bijapur, Koppal, Chikballapur, Bengaluru Rural and Bengaluru Urban. August 6: An orange warning has been issued for Bidar, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Kodagu. A yellow warning has been issued for Gulbarga, Dharwad, Haveri, Davanagere, Ballari, Chitradurga and Hassan.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 1:06 pm

Kerala rains: At least eight dead as incessant downpour lashes state

Rains On Tuesday morning, the body of a two-and-a-half-year-old child was found around 200 metres away from the house in Kannur, where one more death has been reported. TNM Staff pti As many as eight people have lost their lives and a few others are reported missing as per the latest update by the government as incessant rains continue to pound Kerala from Sunday, July 31. On Tuesday morning, the body of a two-and-a-half-year-old child was found around 200 metres away from the house in Kannur, where one more death has been reported. Four deaths have been reported from Pathanamthitta. Kollam and Kottayam districts have reported one death each, while four people have gone missing. Of the eight deaths, two have been reported in the last 24 hours. However, unofficial figures suggest that the death toll could be 10. On Monday, a 27-year-old man named Kingston from Tamil Nadu was injured after his boat overturned at Vizhinjam village in Thiruvananthapuram district and he died on the way to the hospital after he was brought to the shore. Three people died on Monday when their car fell into a ravine at Vennikulam village in Mallappalali taluk - Chandy Mathew, Seba Mathew and Blessy Chandy, the deceased are natives of Kumily. On Sunday evening, Kumaran (50) from Madurai, died after falling into the Kumbhavuruti waterfall at Aryankav village in Punalur taluk. One more person Advait, 22, died after being swept away by the flood in the Palakkava at Kollamula village. A person named Kannuparampil Rias, 45, has been washed away from Koutikal Chappath in Kanjirapalli taluk and is reported missing. A young man named Shakeel, a native of Pailur-Mutannoor, died on Sunday after his boat overturned during an excursion in the Tirur- Ponnani river in Mangalam village of Tirur taluk. In Kottayam, the body of a man who had gone missing a day ago was recovered on Tuesday morning from the Koottikkal Chappath area of the district, the emergency operations centre there said. Central Water Commission (CWC) Advisory The India Meteorological Department (IMD) as part of the Central Water Commission advisory has predicted extremely heavy rains in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram and very heavy rains in Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad and Thrissur districts for next 3 to 4 days. Alert for water level rise may be kept in Meenachil, Manimala, Pamba, Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha, Periyar, Achankovil, Kallada, Vamanapuram, their tributaries and other small rivers of above said districts, the IMD stated. Increased inflow is expected into Idukki and Edamalayar dams. Water levels of Kalady, Marthandavarma stations are above the respective flood warning levels. The CWC report has warned of severe flood situation in Periyar and Pamba on August 4. In Thrissur, the Chalakudy river water levels rose by nearly 5 metres around 2 am on Tuesday due to the heavy rains leading to the district administration advising those living on the low-lying areas of the river's banks to move to safer places. Agriculture Control Rooms The Department of Agriculture has opened control rooms at the state and district levels. The Agriculture Minister informed that the Agriculture Department has opened control rooms at the state and district levels for reporting agricultural damage and disaster mitigation as heavy rains and natural calamities are expected in the state in the next few days. Farmers can contact the following numbers to report information: State Level Control Center 9495931216 District level control centres Thiruvananthapuram - 9383470086, 9383470092; Kollam - 9447104855, 7907935033; Pathanamthitta - 9495734107, 9495606930; Kottayam - 9383470704, 9383470714; Alappuzha - 9496117012, 9447400212; Ernakulam- 9383471150, 9383471180; Thrissur - 9446035934, 9447614652; Palakkad- 9447359453, 9447839399; Malappuram- 9446474275, 9895335298; Kozhikode- 9383471784, 9383471779; Idukki - 9447124455, 9447447705; Wayanad- 9446367312, 9383471912; Kannur- 9383472028, 9495326950; Kasaragod - 9383471969, 9447089766 Red warning in 10 districts As incessant rains continue to lash Kerala with reports of landslides and rising river water levels in some parts of the state, the IMD issued red warning in 10 districts of the southern state for Tuesday. IMD also issued a red warning in the same 10 districts for August 3 also. The red warning is issued in all the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, where orange warning has been issued for August 2 and 3, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 am on Tuesday. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange warning means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm. The department also warned of widespread and isolated heavy and very heavy rainfall in the state till August 5. As the heavy rains continued, the authorities have set up relief camps in various districts and tourist spots in high range areas of Idukki have been closed down. Shutters of dams have been opened across the state. Rain activity has shifted from southern districts to the northern as Tuesday saw central and northern districts getting heavy rain. Educational institutions in several districts have been given a holiday for Tuesday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the rule curve at all the dams are under constant monitoring and the authorities concerned will be taking the appropriate decisions and at the moment things are under control. State Revenue Minister K Rajan said control rooms at all the district headquarters of the state are functioning. A total of 49 relief camps have been opened in the state, and as many as 289 families and 922 people are housed in the camps.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 1:05 pm

Extremely Heavy Rains to Clobber Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on August 2-3; Kanyakumari, Tirunelvi, Theni on Red Warning - The Weather Channel

Extremely Heavy Rains to Clobber Tamil Nadu, Puducherry on August 2-3; Kanyakumari, Tirunelvi, Theni on Red Warning The Weather Channel

Google News 2 Aug 2022 11:49 am

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad: Roads waterlogged, traffic disrupted

Rain A fresh spell of rain lashed the city even as some low-lying areas hit by last week's downpour remained submerged. IANS Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad once again on Tuesday morning, August 2, inundating roads and disrupting normal life. Roads and streets were flooded due to a heavy downpour which began at 8 am. Several parts of the city and outskirts witnessed heavy rains. School-going children and people going to workplaces faced severe hardships in reaching their destinations due to traffic snarls. Water stagnation on roads affected the movement of traffic in areas like Khairatabad, Punjagutta, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Secunderabad, Mehdipatnam, Ameerpet, LB Nagar, Narayanguda and Himayat Nagar. Vehicular traffic was also affected in Attapur, Upparpally, Rajendra Nagar and other areas. As heavy rain during peak traffic time is likely to result in more traffic jams, Hyderabad traffic police appealed to the citizens not to immediately start their journey after the stoppage of rain. Wait for 1-2 hours for the rain water to drain out and also for the traffic congestion resulting from heavy rains to ease out, traffic police said in an alert. It also urged citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. The fresh spell lashed the city even as some low-lying areas hit by last week's downpour remained submerged. Hyderabad has been receiving heavy rain for the last few weeks. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, the district has been receiving 125% excess rainfall. Meanwhile, heavy rain in Vikarabad, Chevella and other upstream areas again triggered floods in the Musi River. Gates of twin reservoirs Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad were opened to let out flood water into the river, which flows through the city. Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) opened four gates of Osman Sagar to let out 1,552 cusecs of water. The level of the reservoir on Tuesday morning stood at 1,786 feet against the full tank level of 1,790 feet. Two gates of Himayat Sagar were also opened to release 660 cusecs of water. The water level in the reservoir was 1,761 feet against the full tank level of 1,763 feet.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 11:43 am

IMD predicts heavy rains in coastal Karnataka till Aug 6, issues orange alert in south-interior region - News9 LIVE

IMD predicts heavy rains in coastal Karnataka till Aug 6, issues orange alert in south-interior region News9 LIVE

Google News 2 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Water stagnation, power disruption hit Madurai

An average of 45.4 mm of rainfall was reported in Madurai district on Sunday. Notably, a cloudburst again brought heavy rains to Usilampatti and Kuppanampatti areas.

The New Indian Express 2 Aug 2022 4:51 am

Flash floods hit Surankote; schools shut

Jammu: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains hit areas of Surankote town in Jammu and Kashmirs Poonch district on Monday, prompting authorities to shut educational institutions and sound an alert, officials said. According to officials, heavy overnight rains in the hilly areas of Surankote belt triggered flash floods, with huge volume of water entering into []

Kashmir Reader 2 Aug 2022 1:34 am

Thunderstorms likely in North coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh: IMD

Heavy rains along with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at isolated places along with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning in the Rayalaseema region.

Bing 1 Aug 2022 10:33 pm

Red alert in seven districts of Kerala as heavy rains lash state; CM advises caution

Strong winds are expected to hit the state, especially the coastal areas of Kollam, Kayamkulam and parts of Kochi, in the coming days and as a result, even Vizhinjam port is expected to be affected.

The New Indian Express 1 Aug 2022 7:31 pm

Red warning in seven Kerala districts as heavy rains lash state

Weather Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called a meeting of the District Collectors to assess rain damage and coordinate relief work. PTI PTI/ Representative image As heavy rains continued to lash Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a red warning in 7 districts of the state for the day IMD issued red warnings for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts. In view of the development, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called a meeting of the District Collectors to assess rain damage and coordinate relief work, a release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. The CM has asked people to be very careful, not go into rivers, water bodies, streams etc. to bathe, wash clothes or bathe animals, avoid night travel as much as possible and be ready to strictly follow the warnings given by the Disaster Management Authority, the release said. The police, fire brigade and other government agencies have been instructed to be alert, fishermen have been advised not to go into the sea under any circumstances and people living in areas prone to landslides have been asked to evacuate and move to relief camps, it said. Besides the red warnings, the IMD also issued orange warnings in Thrissur and Malappuram districts and yellow warnings in the remaining districts of the state for the day. The IMD also issued a red warning for the above 7 districts for August 2 as well as an orange warning for 4 districts on that day. Red warning has been issued in 11 districts and Orange for 2 districts of the state for August 3 according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 1 PM on Monday. For August 4, it has issued a red warning for 9 districts and Orange for 3 districts of the state. Earlier in the day, three members of a family died after the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a nearby stream swollen with rainwater while trying to overtake a bus near Vennikulam in Pathanamthitta district of the state. Chandi Mathew, his wife and daughter drowned in the stream by the time locals could rescue them, police said. The accident occurred at around 7 am, when the car they were travelling in skidded off the wet road while trying to overtake a bus and fell into the nearby stream whose water levels had risen considerably due to the heavy rains, police said. In another rain-related incident, a 60-year old man was swept away in the Pampa river in Athikkayam village in Pathanamthitta district and firefighters are presently searching for him, district officials said. In view of the bad weather conditions and warning of heavy rains in the coming days, quarrying and mining activities have been put on hold in Kottayam and Ernakulam districts, officials said. In Kottayam, 25 people who were visiting the Illikkal Ilaveezhapoonchira tourist centre in the district could not return home due to the rains and were presently safely housed in a nearby government school and adjoining homes, officials said. Officials said they are making efforts to make way for small vehicles to pass on the Chakkikav-Koovapally road and added that rescue efforts in the area were being hampered by broken electric lines and poles. Meanwhile, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief and MP K Sudhakaran asked all party workers to come forward to aid in relief work in view of the heavy rains in the state. Sudhakaran has also asked the party to open control rooms in DCC offices and at the ground level and said that workers of all party units should come forward in this time of crisis and be part of the relief and rescue activities. State Revenue Minister K Rajan said that besides the heavy rains, the strong winds accompanying it are also a matter of concern. Speaking to reporters at Thrissur, the minister said strong winds are expected to hit the state, especially the coastal areas of Kollam, Kayamkulam and parts of Kochi, in the coming days and as a result even Vizhinjam port is expected to be affected. He has advised fishermen to be careful in the prevailing situation. Monday was declared a holiday for educational institutions in some parts of the state. In Ernakulam, in view of the heavy rains alert issued for the district till August 4, all departments have been directed to be prepared and fishermen have been instructed not to go to sea, the control room of the district said. Water levels of rivers flowing through the district are being monitored in view of the heavy rain warnings and a meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority is also scheduled to be held during the day, the control room said. The central Meteorological Department had on Sunday predicted heavy rains in Kerala till August 4. A red warning indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange warning means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow warning means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm.

The News Minute 1 Aug 2022 4:39 pm

Srinagar-Leh Highway Closed After Multiple Landslides Near Zojila Pass

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for traffic on Monday early morning after multiple landslides, triggered by heavy rains, hit near Zojila Pass, officials said here. Quoting an official the news agency KNO reported that landslides hit near Zojila Pass today morning, forcing closure of the highway for traffic movements He said that men and []

KashmirLife 1 Aug 2022 2:20 pm

Parts of Tamil Nadu to see heavy rains, thunderstorms till Aug 4: Details

Weather A cyclonic circulation over Tamil Nadu is the reason behind the widespread rains in the state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. TNM Staff PTI The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted isolated rain with thunderstorms in many parts of Tamil Nadu from Monday, August 1 to Thursday, August 4. Heavy rain is likely to lash Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Theni, Erode, Nilgiris, Dharmapuri, and Salem districts.The IMD said that a cyclonic circulation over Tamil Nadu is the reason for the widespread rain in the state. The IMD also forecasted heavy to very heavy rains, which are likely to occur at isolated places over Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Nilgiris, Salem, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Tiruchirapalli districts on Tuesday, August 2. Heavy rain is also likely in Virudhunagar, Theni, Dindigul, Namakkal, Vellore, Krishnagiri, and Ariyalur districts. Fishermen were warned against venturing into the sea by the IMD owing to the heavy rains and the cyclonic circulation in the state. Winds at a speed of 40-50 kph are likely to prevail over the Comorin area, Gulf of Mannar, South Tamil Nadu coast, and South West Bay of Bengal. Farmers are also worried as heavy rains would destroy the Kuruvai crops (crops grown for a short duration in the delta region of Tamil Nadu) in the delta districts of Thiruvarur and Thanjavur. However moderate rains are good for Kuruvai crops. Heavy rain in the past two days have led to waterlogging in Coimbatore and Madurai. Sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy in Chennai with temperatures ranging from 27 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall across Kerala even as the state has been receiving heavy rains in the past week. IMD has issued orange warnings to several districts in the state. As per the IMDs weather bulletin, the rains are a result of cyclonic circulation over south-central Bay of Bengal, causing rains across southern states. The Kerala Disaster Management Authority has advised those staying on riverbanks and in hilly and coastal areas to remain vigilant. (With IANS inputs)

The News Minute 1 Aug 2022 2:14 pm

Heavy rains lash parts of Kerala, orange warning in seven districts

Weather Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that those in hilly areas should be cautious and as a precautionary measure they should be shifted to relief camps as soon as rains start. TNM Staff Image for Representation | PTI Kerala has been witnessing heavy rains since Sunday night, July 31, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall in many places in Kerala from August 2 to August 4. The IMD has issued an orange warning for seven districts and a yellow warning for six districts on August 1. Due to the incessant rains, a landslide was reported at the 22nd bend of Kallar-Ponmudi road during the late hours of Friday night. However, there were no casualties. On August 1, orange warning has been issued in seven districts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki; and yellow warning in six districts Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Kannur. On August 2, orange warning has been issued for eight districts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur; and yellow warning in six districts Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode,Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod. On August 3, there is an orange warning in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad; yellow warning in two districts Kannur and Kasargod. On August 4, IMD has issued a orange warning in 12 districts Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam,Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod; and yellow warning in two districts Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has also asked the residents from the areas affected by landslides and floods in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and local bodies and government agencies from the areas identified by Geological Survey of India and expert committee of SDMA as hazard prone areas or uninhabitable areas, should be ready with disaster preparedness. One person has died and another got injured, both hailing from Tamil Nadu, after being swept away in a flash flood at Kumbhavurutty Falls a popular tourist attraction due to the heavy rainfall in the surrounding forest area. A senior forest official of the area said that as soon as they noticed the rainfall and change in water level they asked everyone to move out of the waterfalls but five people could not quickly move away to safety. Forest officials managed to rescue three of them but two got swept away with one of them hitting his head on the rocks at the bottom of the falls, the official said. The two who got swept away had suffered injuries and were rescued, but one of them died later in the hospital, he said. The forest official said that as a result of the incident, the tourist spot has been closed down till some security measures, like a safety net perhaps, are put in place to prevent anyone from being swept away or losing their balance and falling to the bottom of the falls. Apart from this, three persons died in Pathanamthitta on Monday. A car while overtaking a bus lost control and fell into a canal overflowing due to the rains. While two people were brought dead to the hospital, a third person died later. Meanwhile, the rains in parts of Kottayam district flooded eight houses in Kanjirappally taluk and also caused a landslide in Munnilav village in Meenachil taluk, the district officials said. The water level of Meenachil river at Cherippad station also crossed the warning level due to heavy rainfall in the region since afternoon, officials said. Functioning of Kerala High Court was also affected briefly for 45 minutes on Monday as the proceedings started at 11 am instead of the scheduled 10.15 am owing to heavy downpour. In view of the orange warnings issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the coming week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Sunday, said that those in hilly areas should be cautious and as a precautionary measure they should be shifted to relief camps as soon as rains start. The Chief Minister, in a Facebook post, also said that the district and taluk control rooms should be on warning 24X7, police and fire brigades should be ready for action and steps should be taken to prevent potential accidents due to trees, hoardings or posts being dislodged by strong winds. He further said camps should also be set up in coastal areas and fishermen should not be allowed to go to sea. Besides that, power houses and important institutions in low-lying areas which could get inundated due to the rains should take precautionary measures, water level in dams be monitored closely and the situation communicated to the district and state disaster management authorities in time, Pinarayi said in his post. He said people should be careful as, in the coming days, the rains were likely to intensify. (With PTI and IANS inputs)

The News Minute 1 Aug 2022 1:10 pm

Weather Today (August 1): Very Heavy Rains to Lash Arunachal, Assam, TN; Bihar, Karnataka, WB, Odisha In for Heavy Rains The Weather Channel

Weather Today (August 1): Very Heavy Rains to Lash Arunachal, Assam, TN; Bihar, Karnataka, WB, Odisha In for Heavy RainsThe Weather Channel

Manipur 1 Aug 2022 9:40 am

Weather Today (August 1): Very Heavy Rains to Lash Arunachal, Assam, TN; Bihar, Karnataka, WB, Odisha In for Heavy Rains - The Weather Channel

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Google News 1 Aug 2022 9:40 am

Tourist dies in flash floods at Kerala waterfall, another injured

Floods The two men were rescued by forest officials after they were swept away in the falls, however, they succumbed on the way to the hospital. PTI Kumbhavurutty Falls | WikimediaCommons/ Santhosh Sellathurai Two people hailing from Tamil Nadu, who had visited the popular Kumbhavurutty Falls in Keralas Kollam district, were injured after flash floods hit the region due to rains on Sunday, July 31. One of the two succumbed to severe injuries, while the other is still undergoing treatment. Heavy rains have begun to lash parts of the state, with authorities on alert. A senior forest official of the area said that as soon as they noticed the rainfall and change in water level on Sunday, the public was asked to move out of the waterfalls. However, five people were unable to escape in time. Forest officials managed to rescue three of them. However, the two men hailing from Tamil Nadu were swept away. One of them hit his head on the rocks at the bottom of the falls, according to officials. The two were later rescued, but the man succumbed to severe injuries on the way, officials added. The forest official said that as a result of the incident, the waterfalls have been closed down till security measures like safety nets are put in place at the falls, especially as heavy to extremely heavy rains are expected across the state. The falls are primarily frequented by people from the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, the rains in parts of Kottayam district flooded eight houses in Kanjirappally taluk and also caused a landslide in Munnilav village in Meenachil taluk, the district officials said. The water level of Meenachil river at Cherippad station also crossed the warning level due to heavy rainfall in the region since afternoon, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala till August 4 with orange warnings being issued in various districts over the coming week. The rains are likely caused by a cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD said. In view of this, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday, July 31, said those in hilly areas should be cautious and as a precautionary measure they should be shifted to relief camps as soon as rains begin. The Chief Minister, in a Facebook post, also said an order will be issued prohibiting vehicular traffic to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats from 7 pm to 7 am. Further, district and taluk control rooms should be on alert 24X7, police and fire brigades should be ready for action and steps should be taken to prevent potential accidents due to trees, hoardings or posts being dislodged by strong winds. He further said camps should also be set up in coastal areas and fishermen should not be allowed to go to sea. Besides that, power houses and important institutions in low-lying areas which could get inundated due to the rains should take precautionary measures, water level in dams be monitored closely and the situation communicated to the district and state disaster management authorities in time, Vijayan said in his post. He said people should be careful as, in the coming days, the rains are likely to intensify. On Monday, August 1, the IMD put in place an orange warning in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts. On Tuesday, August 2, orange warning is in place in these districts as well, along with Thrissur. The rains are likely to spread as these eight districts, along with Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad, are under an orange warning on August 3. On August 4, an orange warning has been issued for 12 districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm. Read: Kerala to see heavy rains over next four days, IMD issues orange warning

The News Minute 1 Aug 2022 9:12 am

Doda admin issues weather advisory amid heavy rains

Bhadarwah/Jammu: The district administration on Sunday issued a fresh advisory asking people not to venture out to places near the Chenab river, its tributaries and other water bodies in the wake of increasing water levels amid heavy downpour. Incessant rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts as several foot []

Kashmir Reader 1 Aug 2022 6:39 am

Kerala to see heavy rains over next four days, IMD issues orange warning

Weather An orange warning has been issued in eight districts for August 2, 12 for August 3 and 12 on August 4, the IMD said. TNM Staff Image for representation/ PTI Even as parts of Kerala are reeling from heavy rains in the past few weeks, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy showers across the state. The rains are predicted for four days starting from Sunday, July 31, till Thursday, August 4. In light of this, the IMD has issued a series of weather warnings. For Sunday, the IMD has sounded a yellow warning in 10 districts Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram. On Monday, August 1, the IMD put in place an orange warning in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts. On Tuesday, August 2, orange warning is in place in these districts as well, along with Thrissur. The rains are likely to spread as these eight districts, along with Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad, are under an orange warning on August 3. On August 4, an orange warning has been issued for 12 districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur. A warning cautioning fishermen not to enter the sea is also in place till August 3. As per the IMDs weather bulletin, the rains are a result of cyclonic circulation over south-central Bay of Bengal, causing rains across southern states. The Kerala Disaster Management Authority has advised those staying on riverbanks and in hilly and coastal areas to remain vigilant. A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm. Earlier in July, heavy rains had lashed parts of the state, and between July 3 and 7, as many as six people lost their lives due to rain-related incidents.

The News Minute 31 Jul 2022 2:29 pm

Denied road for decades, Nilgiri tribespeople trek 8km to bury their dead

Tribal Rights Their battle is not just for a road, which might ease their daily burden, but longing for a life in the village and fear of losing ancestral homelands where they bury the dead. Nithya Pandian Kurumba tribal families in Vagapanai hamlet in Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu have moved out the lands where they once cultivated ragi and other millets because of livelihood concerns. Afterall, it isnt easy to trek 16 kms up and down a day to buy essentials, take their kids to school or to sell off their harvest to make a living. The nearest road is 8km away from the hamlet once cohabited by Irula and Kurumba tribal families. But everytime there is a death in the family, members of Kurumba tribe return to Vagapanai to make that trek carrying the corpse in makeshift stretchers. Burying their dead in ancestral lands is integral to their faith and there is no option for the kin when death comes calling. For the Irula tribe residents of the hamlet, with around 60 houses, the drudgery is however a daily routine. Also Read: Why 7 tribal villages in the Nilgiris have been denied electricity access Their demand for a road is now more than four decades old. Vagapanai residents once had a cemented footpath and stairs till a cliff, a point to cool their heels during the arduous trek leading to the hamlet. The footpath and stairs were washed away due to heavy rains over the period. The route is slippery because of algae deposition and there is a deep gorge where the footpath ends. But tribespeople don't seem to be worried about the risky trek. Men and women and children walk together with loads of firewood, ration provisions and school bags on their heads to avoid encounters with wildlife, which could prove dangerous. The maximum weight I can carry is the 5kg of rice provided by the government. Even to get this rice, we have to start walking at 6am, so that we can at least reach the Kotada tea estate by 10 in the morning. But our routine will be interrupted and we cannot exactly say the estimated time to reach the places, if either it rains or wild animals like elephants and Indian gaurs cross the path, says 70-year-old Neeli, who also has to take care of her grandchildren. She doesnt seem to harbour the hope of seeing a road being laid in her lifetime. What can we do if the government is not laying a road to our village? Nothing. We have to walk till our end, it seems. We are somewhat accustomed to it, says Neeli. Also Read: 3 TN tribal forest officials to be awarded for live capture of man-eating tiger Its not that residents of the hamlet want a road up to their doorsteps, which might be impossible due to the nature of terrain. We dont want a road that covers the entire stretch. But at least they can build a road till the cliff, which seems feasible, says Vadugi, a tribal woman from the village. Vadugi recently returned to Vagapanai after staying with her daughter and says she used to stay away from the village for long periods because life wasnt easy there. Accessing medical care during emergencies was the hardest. If they lay a road, at least there would be auto rickshaws and our lives would become easier. It will also help generate more opportunities to work. Once the road is here, I would never leave this place, says Vadugi. Pichaimuthu, a tribesman from Vagapanai, undertakes long walks on week days with his grandchild till the Kotada estate, where the child can board a bus to Kil Kotagiri. I want him to study but its dangerous because of the presence of wild animals, says Pichaimuthu. After his child boards the bus to Kil Kotagiri, where the school is located, Pichaimuthu would return to the village where he would work. In the evening I will walk to the estate to pick him up, he says. Balan, Vagaipanais tribal chieftain says the farming as a business activity has stopped and most members of tribes now work as labourers in tea estates. If we arrive late at Kotada then we cant get back to the village. Its also hard for us if theres a medical emergency, he says.Kengarai Panchayat president J Murugan says only people who don't know the lifestyle of the tribes would say they could shift to nearby towns. Irula and Kurumba tribes are guardians of nature and have lived here for hundreds of years. They also have around 200 acres of community land which is enough to lead a sustainable life, says Murugan. Many families left because of lack of amenities like roads. They are not involved in agriculture anymore. They cultivate coffee every year, but the absence of facilities to transport it forces them to be at the mercy of middlemen who reduce the price. This is not about roads, it's about their life in their village without having to lose their ancestral homelands, says Murugan. He has made an appeal for a road facility to the District Collector, Secretary of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and the Minister of Forest. He also got the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to lay the road for 2 kilometres, between Kotada B Division field number 3 junction and field number 4 and 5 inside the tea estate from the Stanes Amalgamated Estates Ltd. Their burial rituals should be respected. The kin of the deceased want to conduct the last rites in their ancestral village. Imagine the plight of people who have to carry the corpse for 8km on makeshift stretchers through the forest. This is what is happening here, says Murugan. further. Building a road not impossible Thirumoorthy, a tribal rights activist from Kotagiri, says absence of village headsmen who can take up the issues and present them before government officials in advisory bodies is also an issue. Lack of communication skills is a problem. Also, we dont have strong village headsmen who can speak their mind says Thirumoorthy. His village Chemmanarai got the road facilities recently. Our leaders took up the issue with the administration frequently to get the work done. But today not many village headsmen make it even to the district's Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) Council, where leaders of tribal communities like Toda and Kota ignore our headsmen. In the Nilgiris, there are many villages that don't have road facilities. The mindset of the officials also cannot be ignored. They might wonder why spend crores to lay a road to a village which has just 50 households. But the mindset is not to be seen when similar petitions are moved by people of Toda and Kota tribes, says Thirumoorthy, pointing out graded inequalities. Jeyaraman, who heads the Nilgiris DRDA project, told TNM that they are not ignoring anyone. I visited Vagapanai village after the District Collector's direction. The initial 2.6 kilometres run through a private estate but it has road formation. The next stretch at the edge of the estate starts with a stream and a rocky formation. We have to construct a small bridge if a motorable road is to be built. But after that, from the stream to their village, the path is only a metre-wide. Demolishing the rocky structures to widen it is out of question. Getting clearances from the forest department is also not possible. But a proposal for the road to Vagapanai has been sent to the District Collectors office, says Jeyaraman. To lay motorable roads to the tribal hamlets at least they require a width of three metres. The government provides funds based on priorities but in some places, even though the funds are there, the forest department raises objections because the project has potential to harm wildlife, says Jeyaraman, adding that they have proposed link roads to all the tribal hamlets in Nilgiris. If permission is granted, we would definitely lay the road to Vagapanai but there are concerns about ecology and wildlife, he says. Watch: Why custodial deaths keep happening in India

The News Minute 31 Jul 2022 12:12 pm

Musi river flooding due to encroachment, no progress on development, says Union Min

Flooding Union minister G Kishan Reddy also hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for camping at Delhi over the last few days, while the state faced heavy rains. PTI Amid heavy rains in Hyderabad, Union minister G Kishan Reddy on Saturday, July 30, alleged that there has been no progress in Musi river development works announced by the TRS government several years ago, as the people continued to face difficulties following heavy inflows in the river in the city. Speaking to reporters after visiting some localities hit by the recent Musi river flood, he said the state government had announced the formation of a Corporation for carrying out development works along the course of Musi river years ago, but there is nothing to write home about. The minister also urged the government to remove illegal encroachments along the river in order to improve the flood situation. It is the state government's responsibility to address the problem of flooding, Reddy said, seeking compensation to those who suffered damage due to the excessive flow of water along the Musi. He also hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for camping at Delhi in the last few days, while the state faced heavy rains. Many areas along the Musi recently witnessed inundation following heavy downpour in the river's catchment areas. Last week, following heavy rains, several low-lying areas in the city were inundated and normal life and vehicular traffic were thrown out of gear. Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were working to drain water from inundated areas. GHMC officials said heavy rainfall of over 9 cm was recorded in some parts of the city. Water was overflowing on the Moosarambagh causeway across the Musi river. Vehicular traffic also came to a halt under the Malakpet bridge. Musi is in spate as the twin reservoirs across the river continue to receive massive inflows from upstream. Flood water is being released from both Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar.

The News Minute 31 Jul 2022 11:21 am

Very heavy rains to continue in these states for next 5 days. Check IMD forecast | Mint - Mint

Very heavy rains to continue in these states for next 5 days. Check IMD forecast | Mint Mint

Google News 30 Jul 2022 2:37 pm

Weekend Weather (July 30-31): Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar in for Very Heavy Rains - The Weather Channel

Weekend Weather (July 30-31): Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar in for Very Heavy Rains The Weather Channel

Google News 30 Jul 2022 10:20 am

7 dead in UAE floods after heavy rains

7 dead in UAE floods after heavy rains Dubai: Seven persons were killed due to floods in northern and eastern United Arab Emirates (UAE) triggered by two days of heavy rains. The toll reached to 7 due to the floods on Friday in the Arab nation, Xinhua news agency reported. The UAE Interior Ministry [] The post 7 dead in UAE floods after heavy rains appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 30 Jul 2022 8:10 am

Traffic nightmare after heavy rains lash Hyderabad

As per IMDs forecast, there would be a cloudy sky in Hyderabad and light to moderate rain or thunder showers are very likely to occur in parts of the city on Saturday.

The New Indian Express 30 Jul 2022 7:25 am

M'luru: Holiday declared for schools amid heavy rains

The Times of India 30 Jul 2022 6:03 am

Pune: Expect heavy rains in city this weekend, says IMD

The Indian Express 30 Jul 2022 12:19 am

Yellow alert for next 3 days in parts of Telangana

On July 30, heavy rains are likely to occur in Peddapalli, Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal and rural parts of Telangana

The Times of India 29 Jul 2022 5:41 am

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Ramban; students, teachers rescued from school

Jammu: Authorities rescued students and teachers trapped in a government school after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods inundating many areas of the Jammu region on Thursday, officials said. Dozens of houses and structures were damaged, some bridges washed away and scores of vehicles stuck on roads and highways in various districts of the region, they []

Kashmir Reader 29 Jul 2022 1:32 am

Rangreth industrial estate partially inundated

Anantnag: The industrial units located in SIDCO complex of Rangreth in Srinagar are bearing the brunt of a poor drainage system in and around the complex, as heavy rains, coupled with flash floods, have inundated the roads within the complex and some industrial units as well. Incessant rains continued in Srinagar since Wednesday afternoon and []

Kashmir Reader 29 Jul 2022 1:31 am

Army rescues 4 trapped in flash floods

Jammu: Four persons were trapped in flash floods in Poonch district, prompting the Army to launch a rescue operation, Jammu-based PRO defence said on Thursday. Four persons were trapped in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Poonch river last night and information reached the army unit in Jhulas, he said. The Army swiftly responded []

Kashmir Reader 29 Jul 2022 1:29 am

Three Houses Damaged Due To Landslides Triggered By Heavy Rains

SRINAGAR: After the reports over the damage caused to three residential houses at Rawatpora Khag due to landslide, authorities on Thursday said that they have sent a team of officials to ascertain the facts leading to the incident. Quoting a top administrative official of the district news agency GNS reported that about the incident and []

KashmirLife 28 Jul 2022 4:02 pm

Andhra Pradesh to Receive Heavy Rains from July 30-August 1; Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Nellore Districts on Alert - The Weather Channel

Andhra Pradesh to Receive Heavy Rains from July 30-August 1; Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Nellore Districts on Alert The Weather Channel

Google News 28 Jul 2022 11:55 am

Landslides Due to Heavy Rains Block Srinagar-Jammu Highway

SRINAGAR: Landslides triggered by rain on Thursday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Traffic department officials said incessant rains triggered landslides in Panthyal and Mehad stretches. The Amarnath Yatra convoys those left Jammu have been halted at Chanderkote. Travellers are advised not to undertake the journey before confirming the status of the highway from our control []

KashmirLife 28 Jul 2022 11:09 am

Major highways closed, Amarnath yatra suspended

SRINAGAR The Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh highway were closed on Thursday after heavy rains triggered landslides at various places along the route. The inclement weather conditions also lead to the suspension of ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Due to heavy rains on Wednesday night, massive landslides blocked the national highway in Ramban district of Jammu region, a senior []

Kashmir Reader 28 Jul 2022 9:44 am

Weather Today (July 28): Heavy Rains to Batter Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Telangana and Tamil Nadu - The Weather Channel

Weather Today (July 28): Heavy Rains to Batter Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Telangana and Tamil Nadu The Weather Channel

Google News 28 Jul 2022 9:15 am

16 trains under Jodhpur division cancelled

With the state witnessing heavy rains this week, 16 trains were cancelled in Jodhpur division of North Western Railway till Wednesday.

The Times of India 28 Jul 2022 8:17 am

Two Critically Injured As Tree Falls On Load Carrier

SRINAGAR: Two persons were critically injured when a poplar tree fell, amid heavy rains, on a load carrier near degree college Bemina Srinagar on Wednesday. Quoting official sources news agency GNS reported that there was heavy spurt of rains this later afternoon, leading to the falling of a poplar tree. A load carrier (JK13B-5083) came []

KashmirLife 27 Jul 2022 7:10 pm

Video: Hyderabad rider stuck in Musi floodwaters rescued by traffic police

Hyderabad Rains 2022 The Cyberabad traffic police rescued a rider, who was stuck in the middle of the Himayat Sagar service road bridge, amid rapidly flowing floodwaters. TNM Staff Cyberabad traffic police rescue rider As many bridges in Hyderabad were closed due to overflowing floodwater following heavy rains in the city on Tuesday, July 26, a man stuck on his bike on an inundated bridge was rescued by Cyberabad traffic police. Dramatic visuals of the rescue captured on video show the man stuck in the middle of the Himayat Sagar service road bridge, seated on his bike and holding on to the guard rail on the side of the bridge in knee-deep water flowing rapidly across the bridge. The traffic police personnel who arrived in a recovery van to rescue him can be heard questioning why he had tried to travel across the bridge, and assuring him his bike would be safe as he left it by the guardrail to get onto the van. According to the Cyberabad police, traffic on the service road from Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) to Rajendra Nagar was disrupted due to high water levels, as four gates of the Himayat Sagar reservoir were lifted by two feet due to heavy rains on July 26. As a result, the man got stuck on the bridge around 4.45 pm on Tuesday. Police said he entered the inundated bridge while going from Khaleej Khan Dargah towards Shamshabad, despite barricades being set up. As he was swept away by the flood, he was rescued with the help of a rope by the recovery van team led by Head Constable Baig. The team was seen tying a chain to the bike and helping the man hop on to the van. In another incident on Tuesday night, a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued five members of a family stuck in the flood waters of the Musi river at Gandipet. The family, including three women and a child, were stuck in a farmhouse in the river bed on the city outskirts. After a five-hour-long operation, the NDRF team with the help of police rescued the family from the flood waters at Gandipet, as the Osman Sagar reservoir across Musi is popularly known. Part 2 pic.twitter.com/jVfnE3fUlo Paul Oommen (@Paul_Oommen) July 26, 2022 The family, working at a farmhouse, had alerted the police after being caught in the flood waters. Police, along with officials of the revenue department, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) rushed there. With the rising flood level, authorities sought the help of the NDRF. Yogi Kumar Verma, who was leading the NDRF team, told reporters that five persons were rescued with the help of an inflatable river boat. We have evacuated all the five, including a child. They are all safe, he said. Following heavy rain in upstream Vikarabad and Chevella areas, the Musi river has been receiving huge inflows. Authorities have opened the gates of twin reservoirs Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar to let out the water downstream. With the Musi river in spate, two bridges across the river were closed for traffic on Wednesday as the flood water was overflowing onto them. Traffic police closed the Moosarambagh causeway and Chaderghat old bridge, and erected barricades on both sides of the bridges, leading to huge traffic jams in Chaderghat, Malakpet, Moosarambagh and adjoining areas. The traffic between Amberpet and Malakpet came to a halt while the movement of vehicles between Chaderghat and Malakpet was badly affected. The usually busy bridges were completely flooded with rivers flowing over them. Residential areas close to river banks were also inundated. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) shifted the affected people to relief camps. The river, which passes through the city, has been in spate since Tuesday due to massive inflows following heavy rains in upstream and catchment areas. The inflows at Osman Sagar (Gandipet) increased to 8,000 cusecs. HMWS&SB has opened 13 gates up to six feet to release 8,281 cusecs of water in the Musi river. The water level in Gandipet was 1,789.10 feet on Wednesday morning against the Full Tank Level (FTL) of 1,790 feet. Himayat Sagar was also receiving 10,000 cusecs inflow. The officials opened eight gates to release 10,700 cusecs of water into the river. The water level in this reservoir stood at 1762.70 feet against an FTL of 1763.50 feet. With the Moosarambagh bridge being closed since Tuesday evening, the Hyderabad traffic police said that no traffic is being allowed between Amberpet/Kachiguda and Moosarambagh/Malakpet. Because of this, there was heavy traffic congestion in the Dilsukhnagar-Malakpet-Chaderghat-Koti stretch even on Wednesday afternoon, police said, asking commuters to avoid this stretch till Thursday morning and take alternative routes instead. The Moosarambagh bridge will be opened to the public as the flood recedes in the Musi river, which is likely to happen only on Thursday, police said. #Flood water flowing over the #Moosarambagh bridge, as #MusiRiver is #overflowing after 12 floodgates of Osmansagar and 8 flood gates of Himayatsagar have been lifted due to heavy inflows.#HyderabadRains #Telanganarains #Telanganafloods #HeavyRains #HyderabadFloods #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/MjT35xsASU Surya Reddy (@jsuryareddy) July 27, 2022 With IANS inputs

The News Minute 27 Jul 2022 12:44 pm

Streets turn into pools as heavy rains pound Hyderabad

As Musi river is in spate filling Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, floodwater was being released downstream from the twin reservoirs.

The New Indian Express 27 Jul 2022 5:53 am

T'gana rains: As tanks brim, road links in Vikarabad cut

Vikarabad district bore the brunt of heavy rains with road links to several villages snapping and rivulets and tanks overflowing at several places.

The Times of India 27 Jul 2022 5:06 am

First flood warning likely to be issued again in Andhra Pradesh

Heavy rains in upper catchment areas of Godavari may increase flood inflows to Dowleswaram Barrage

The New Indian Express 27 Jul 2022 4:06 am

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad again, low-lying areas inundated

Hyderabad Rains Residents in Mallepally, Nampally, Saroornagar, Kodandaram Nagar and some other colonies faced severe hardships due to overflowing drains and lakes. IANS Two wheelers being washed away due to heavy rains and flooding in Hyderabad's Mallepally area Heavy rain lashed several parts of Hyderabad on Monday, July 25, inundating low-lying areas and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear. A two-wheeler was washed away in Mallepally area, while water entered houses in Nampally area in the heart of the city. Streets in several areas turned into lakes and cellars in many apartment buildings were flooded, damaging vehicles. Residential areas on the outskirts, especially those adjacent to lakes, continue to suffer because of severe water stagnation caused by the second heavy spell on Monday night that occurred in the last three days. People in low-lying areas spent a sleepless night. Residents in Saroornagar, Kodandaram Nagar and some other colonies faced severe hardships due to overflowing drains and lakes. Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were working to drain water from inundated areas. GHMC officials said heavy rainfall of over 9 cm was recorded in some parts of the city. Water was overflowing on the Moosarambagh causeway across the Musi river. Vehicular traffic also came to a halt under the Malakpet bridge. Musi is in spate as the twin reservoirs across the river continue to receive massive inflows from upstream. Flood water is being released from both Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar. Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is releasing 1,278 cusecs of water from Osman Sagar into Musi, which flows through the city. The inflows at the reservoir were 1,200 cusecs. The current water level in the reservoir was 1,787 feet against the Full Tank Level (FTL) of 1,790 feet. Heavy rainfall of over 9cm recorded in some parts of the city. Cloud cover dissipating & possibly rainfall may cease in couple of hours. DRF teams attending to emergency calls and citizen assistance. Dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance @KTRTRS @arvindkumar_ias @CommissionrGHMC pic.twitter.com/biFq2uICUo Director EV&DM, GHMC (@Director_EVDM) July 25, 2022 Himayat Sagar was also receiving inflows of 325 cusecs. Authorities are releasing 330 cusecs of water into Musi. The water level in the reservoir on Tuesday morning was 1,760.70 feet against an FTL of 1763.50 feet. With massive inflows of rainwater continuing, Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city was filled to its brim. The water level in the lake was 513.45 meters against an FTL of 513.41 metres. The excess water was let out through vents. People living in areas downstream were alerted. Read: Explained: Why Telangana plans to scrap GO 111 which protects two Hyderabad reservoirs

The News Minute 26 Jul 2022 11:48 am

Weather Today (July 26): Heavy Rains to Pelt Himachal, Uttarakhand, Odisha; Thunderstorms to Loom Over Sikkim, WB, Goa The Weather Channel

Weather Today (July 26): Heavy Rains to Pelt Himachal, Uttarakhand, Odisha; Thunderstorms to Loom Over Sikkim, WB, GoaThe Weather Channel

Manipur 26 Jul 2022 10:09 am

Andhra Bride & Her Family Take Boat Ride to Reach Grooms House Due to Floods | Watch

Amidst heavy rains and flooding in Andhra Pradesh, a bride and her family had to take a boat ride to reach groom's house.

India.com 15 Jul 2022 4:57 pm

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Gujarat | In Pics

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Gujarat | In Pics

India Today 12 Jul 2022 10:30 pm

Maha: Educational institutions closed after heavy rains in Nashik; 6 devotees injured in flooding near temple

Schools and colleges were closed in Maharashtra's Nashik city on Tuesday following heavy rains over the last few days and people in flood-prone areas were asked to shift to safer places, officials said.

The Times of India 12 Jul 2022 4:25 pm

TS ECET 2022 Exam Postponed, New Date To Be Released Soon, Check Details

The Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS ECET) has been postponed by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). Due to heavy rains in Telangana, the TS ECET that was supposed to take place on July 13, 2022, has

CareerIndia 12 Jul 2022 12:24 pm

Amid red alert in Telangana, Bhupalapally records highest rainfall

Amid the heavy rains that continue to lash the southern state, Mahamutaram village in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district received the highest rainfall in the state recording more than 300 mm

Business Standard 11 Jul 2022 9:28 am

Heavy Rain In Gujarat; Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Monday

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel held a meeting on Sunday with District Collectors from the State Emergency Operations Center to review the measures taken to deal with the situation arising due to heavy rains in South Gujarat including Chhotaudepur.

NDTV 11 Jul 2022 8:47 am

Mumbai Rains: Heavy rains continue unabated for 4th day; IMD issues red alert

Mumbaikars had no respite from the heavy rains which continued to lash the city for the 4th consecutive day on July 7. IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar for July 8. The IMD has also predicted the possibility of occasional strong winds reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph. The suburban services were delayed by a few minutes due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and the neighbouring Thane district.

The New Indian Express 8 Jul 2022 4:12 pm

Mumbai Expected To Witness Heavy Rains Today, Red Alert Issued

Mumbai rains are expected to continue unabated with the weather department predicting heavy rainfall today. The city has had no respite from heavy rains since Monday.

NDTV 8 Jul 2022 8:34 am

Mumbai rains 2022: IMD issues orange alert, predicts heavy rains for next 5 days

Many parts of the Mumbai remain inundated in waist deep water as incessant rains lash the city, causing flooding and waterlogging. People struggle to commute as many low-lying areas of the city like Hindmata, and areas in Dadar and Sion, including the Gandhi Market are heavily water logged. Three people were injured in a landslide near a chawal on July 6, as the city continued to witness heavy rains for the third day in a row.

The New Indian Express 6 Jul 2022 2:47 pm

Maharashtra Reels Under Floods

As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs last night and early this morning, parts of the city witnessed waterlogging and heavy traffic causing inconvenience to the residents. Pictures tweeted by news agency ANI showed the roads of Sion flooded with water. People were seen wading through water in Andheri, Ghatkopar, Chembur and Panvel as well.

NDTV 5 Jul 2022 12:36 pm

Why north is rain-starved & Northeast is flooded: Climate change means monsoon is now no rain for long periods & heavy rains for short periods

After a season-long heatwave from March to May, the north-northwest and central India are undergoing a rainfall deficit, while Northeast India and Bangladesh are hit with devastating floods. Meghalayas Mawsynram the worlds wettest place...

The Times of India 21 Jun 2022 2:10 am

Assam submerged: Heavy rains bring eastern state to standstill, leave 73 dead and 43 lakh affected

Assam submerged: Heavy rains bring eastern state to standstill, leave 73 dead and 43 lakh affected

Firstpost 20 Jun 2022 4:09 pm

Assam floods: Heavy rains and landslides sweep away homes and roads, 11 lakh people affected

Assam floods: Heavy rains and landslides sweep away homes and roads, 11 lakh people affected

The Times of India 17 Jun 2022 7:38 pm

WATCH | Flood, landslides wreak havoc in Assam; 9 killed, over 6 lakh affected

Inclement weather and incessant rain caused massive landslides and waterlogging at several locations in #Assam. Landslides triggered by heavy rain snapped rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district of Assam and neighbouring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur. The IMD has predicted that extremely heavy rains will continue for the coming days as Assam stay on red alert. Over 6 lakh people across 26 districts have been affected by floods.

The New Indian Express 19 May 2022 6:20 pm

Swarm song

Every year just before the northeast monsoon sets in along the Eastern Ghats and plains of southern India in October, pummeling the parched landscape with heavy rains to accompanying thunder and lightning, millions of delicate...

The Times of India 7 May 2022 3:20 am