Flood Making 100s of People Homeless, Gujarat and Rajasthan Facing Extreme Weather


Since Friday heavy rains is continuing in many states and have caused floods and flood-like situations across India, long number of peoples are effected due to it and the killing is touching the scores and in addition to that it is leaving several hundreds people homeless. And some states like Gujarat and Rajasthan are among the states who have highest death toll because of the extreme weather, as per the report the situation is improving in Assam and related states.

As per reports Modi said that “Farmers in such situations, are the one who suffer the most. As he will make sure that Insurance companies should quickly organise the assessment of damage to crops and assets of farmers and initiate immediate steps to settle the claims.” During the last 24 hours, at least 12 talukas of Banaskantha, Patan and Sabarkantha districts received over 200 mm of rainfall, a release issued by the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) said.

Prime Minister “Narendra Modi” by concuding an areal survey of the flood-hit districts in Gujarat, and announced a Rs 500-crore relief package for immediate assistance in addition to Rs 2 lakh compensation to the kin of the 83 people who have died so far. Due to rain-related acidents on Tuesday (yesterday) in Rajasthan, six persons, including two children, were killed in  and over 100 people have been rescued from various rain-hit regions. Rescue operations are being carried out in flood-hit Jalore, Sirohi and Pali districts. And nineteen people were rescued from Jalore on Tuesday including seven who had taken shelter on a tree to escape the swirling waters, PTI reported.

As per report, Flood-ravaged in Assam has responded to a positive development, the situation of Assam has improved considerably as the swollen Brahmaputra and Barak rivers, along with their tributaries, started flowing below the danger mark at most places. And in West Bengal, lowlands in Birbhum, Purulia, West Medinipore and Hooghly districts were inundated. With the meteorological department predicting more rains in the Gangetic region of the state in the next 24 hours.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee held a monitoring meeting with senior officials at the secretariat this afternoon. As she said there is no flood like situation over there till now.

While Odisha being the coastal state is facing extremely heavy rains and thundershowers, along with high-speed surface winds, hit the region on Tuesday due to the formation of a low pressure area over the region.

“The authorities in Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts have stepped up their preparedness for rescue-and-relief operations.”As because the officials found that the water level in three of the major rivers of north Odisha crossing the danger mark on Tuesday. Naveen Patnaik Odisha’s chief minister on Monday asked the administration to evacuate people these low-lying areas due to incessant rain in the region.

 As per PTI reported on Wednesday for students up to Class VIII have declared a holiday in view of incessant rains in the district of Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Hazaribagh, Bokaro and Giridih. Heavy rains over these places continued to disrupt normal life in several parts of Jharkhand with many rivers, including Damodar, Konar and Siwane, in spate.

In Bihar, the rainfall level was in list minimum as the light rainfall occurred at a few places in the northern part of the state, while heavy showers were witnessed at a few places in the south west, an IMD bulletin said. The national capital Delhi also witnessed scattered rains that brought the mercury down. The maximum temperature settled at 32.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average.

With the help of National Disaster Response Force state governments experiencing extreme weather have dispatched local disaster relief by the forces, and they are trying and keeping damage to life and property at a minimum.


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