Flood Situation Worsens in Southern States of India


Andhra Pradesh is on high alert following the rising water levels in Krishna River after Kerala and Karnataka. Authorities are keeping an eye on Kurnool and Vijayawada along with 48 villages along the river bank.

Meanwhile, the death toll in Maharashtra rose to 48 while Kerala was put on alert as floods battered the states, killing over 200 people and causing widespread damage.

The Kerala state government announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 10,000 for disaster dislocated family while the relatives of those who lost their lives in the disaster will receive an ex-gratia of Rs. 4lakh. The government also announced that people whose houses were fully damaged will get Rs. 4lakh while the fisherfolk and families will get 15kg free rice.

Moreover, high alert has also been issued in Kerala as Kannur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts of Kerala are on red alert while the ten districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kasaragode are on orange alert.

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s residence which is on the banks of Krishna River is also under flood threat along with various regions of the state. The ground floor of his house has reportedly been evacuated.

Former AP CM Chandrababu Naidu’s house under flood threat

However, the cities of Kurnool and Vijayawada are on alert following rising water levels in Krishna River and around 48 villages along Krishna River bank have also been alerted.

Meanwhile, Skymet weather has predicted flooding in various places in the state of Madhya Pradesh including Gwalior and Indore.

The death toll in Karnataka shot up to 58 after 4 more bodies were recovered on Wednesday. As many as 1,160 relief camps have been set up where clean drinking water, food and other relief materials are being provided to nearly four lakh people.

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