Following a red alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD)- of heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Kerala, torrential rains pounded Idukki district, resulting in a major landslide. Several estate workers of a tea plantation are feared trapped.
In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took stock of the state administration’s preparedness in Mumbai and other parts of the state. The rain intensity reduced on Friday morning and the water receded in several flooded areas, leading to a gradual resumption road transport services, officials said. Heavy rainfall continues to lash parts of Karnataka and Kerala.
Here are the Live Updates:
– A mobile medical team and 15 ambulances have been sent to Idukki to arrange treatment. More medical teams will be sent if necessary, said Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja.
– A day after strong winds reaching up to 100 kmph along with heavy rain pounded Mumbai, the rain intensity came down on Friday with water receding in some flooded areas. The weather bureau has predicted further reduction in rainfall activity.
– National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed to rescue the landslide victims in Idukki’s Rajamala. Police,
fire, forest and revenue officials also instructed to intensify rescue operation, said Kerala Chief Minister
– Streets waterlogged in Malappuram’s Nilambur area, due to overnight heavy downpour. While rainfall continues to lash Wayanad district. IMD has issued a red alert- extremely heavy rainfall in Kerala till August 9.
– The Panchaganga river in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra is still flowing above the danger mark, but the rise in water level is slow and steady due to discharge of water from a dam, officials from the local administration said.
– Vehicular movement halted at Alageshwara road in Koppa town of Chikmagalur district, Karnataka following a landslide due to overnight rainfall. The state authorities are working to clear the way.
– Parts of Kodagu district continue to reel under flood-like situation due to incessant rainfall.
– Landslide occurs in Idukki district’s Rajamala area, Kerala. The Police and fire department rushed to the spot.
– Famous Siva temple in Aluva district of Kerala is half-submerged in water due to the rise in water level in the nearby Periyar River. During the 2018 flood, the temple was almost completely submerged in floodwaters.
Children play on a waterlogged road after it was closed because of heavy rainfall in Mumbai, India,
– Over the last two days, 361 instances of tree fall were recorded across Mumbai. Heavy downpour accompanied by thunder and high-speed winds, reaching up to 70 kmps. This resulted in the uprooting of nearly 140 trees. Of them, 112 were from the island city.
– Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, accompanied by State Minister Aaditya Thackeray visited Peddar Road where a portion of a wall had collapsed, to take stock of the damage caused by torrential rain and strong winds.
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