Maharashtra rains, Maharashtra floods, Maha floods

Maharashtra rains, Maharashtra floods, Maha floods
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NDRF personnel recovering the physique of a landslide sufferer at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The loss of life toll in flooded areas of Maharashtra shot up from 149 to 192 on Monday whereas one other 25 are nonetheless lacking, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) mentioned.

In the largest flood rescue operation within the state in a long time, 375,178 individuals have been evacuated and relocated to safer areas after their properties had been submerged in floodwaters, which was as much as 20 toes excessive in some locations.

The largest evacuation befell from western Maharashtra districts – Sangli (206,619), Kolhapur (150,365), Satara (7,530), adopted by Konkan districts – Thane (6,930), Sindhudurg (1,271), Ratnagiri (1,200), and Raigad (1,000), and a majority have been housed in 259 aid camps, the SDMA mentioned.

As many as 48 individuals injured are present process therapy at varied hospitals in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur, whereas a number of victims of hill-slides in Raigad have been admitted to specialised hospitals in Mumbai.

On the third day of his tour of the ravaged areas, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray embarked in a helicopter to Kolhapur and Satara however was compelled to chop quick his journey and return to Pune.

The area was once more lashed by sudden heavy rains resulting in poor visibility situations which prevented the touchdown of the chopper on the Koyna helipad, mentioned an official from the CMO.

Nevertheless, Thackeray mentioned the state of affairs with the officers of the districts and ordered that emergency aid works should be carried out with provisions of meals, water, medicines, and garments to the affected individuals instantly, with 1,028 villages straight bearing the brunt of the tragedy.

“So far, the floodwaters have not subsided. Even inclement weather conditions persist. But relief work must be carried out with all due precautions,” he advised the officers.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar went to the flooded Sangli the place he hopped onto an NDRF boat to survey a number of the worst-hit localities of the city nonetheless submerged beneath a number of toes of water.

Accompanied by Ministers Jayant Patil, Vijay Wadettiwar, and Vishwajeet Kadam, Pawar mentioned that within the subsequent couple of days, the CM will make the official announcement on the aid bundle and different measures for the flood-wrecked areas.

State Energy Minister Nitin Raut began on a tour of Raigad and introduced that efforts are underway on a war-footing to revive energy provide within the affected districts.

After 5 days of the flood havoc, the Raigad administration formally referred to as off the rescue operations by the NDRF, SDRF, and different businesses and can observe the due procedures to declare these nonetheless lacking useless, an official mentioned.

However, the rescue operations will proceed within the different districts, rescuing individuals, reaching meals or drugs and different support supplies to the victims, mentioned an official of the SDMA.

A complete of 33 NDRF groups plus 131 boats and three Indian Army groups are nonetheless within the area serving to out the flood-hit individuals and even animals wherever doable.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will go on a tour of the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts for a spot evaluation of the state of affairs, a Raj Bhavan official mentioned.

In the previous 5 days, many components of the western and coastal areas witnessed unprecedented document rainfall leading to over a dozen hillsides and landslips in several districts with enormous human tolls.

With a majority of the massive and small rivers, dams, reservoirs, lakes overflowing and extra waters spilling out, villages, cities, and cities had been flooded and scores of roads within the areas are nonetheless closed for inter-district and inter-state vehicular motion, particularly hitting gasoline and meals provides.

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