The US National Hurricane Center said that Rick had maximum sustained winds of 150 kmph late Sunday and was expected to go ashore somewhere on the coast.
State BJP chief Madan Kaushik said alerts were sounded in advance and relief works are being carried out in full swing.
State Disaster Response Force men rescued 65 trekkers, including six foreigners, stranded near Bageshwar's Pindari and Kafni glaciers.
Though enough studies hint that Kerala will face annual natural calamities during the monsoon, the state is still dragging its feet in developing an integrated system to generate flood warnings
Opposition Leader V D Satheesan blamed the Left government for its failure in checking and handling floods for the fourth straight year.
In a bid to prevent the spread of Covid infection, the health department has made arrangements to vaccinate people in relief camps, Health Minister Veena George has said.
Three people were killed and hundreds were marooned as torrential rains lashed Bareilly and Pilibhit districts over two days, officials said.
Relief and rescue operations continued in the worst-hit Kumaon region amid efforts to restore connectivity and evacuate people from vulnerable areas.
Dozens of landslides occur in Kottayam district’s eastern high ranges, destroying houses and cutting off road access to several areas
In a Facebook post, Cherian asked what about Netherlands model that the government had proposed for flood-prone areas in the state after the back-to-back floods in 2019.
Secretary, Revenue Department, Tushar Girinath, said that the three stranded in Badrinath are from Bengaluru and all efforts are being made to bring them to the base.
Death toll due to rainfall rises to 52 in Uttarakhand; rain fury in Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Sikkim
The National Disaster Response Force said it has rescued hundreds from the flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand.
Rising sea levels are increasing the frequency of high tides that inundate the 1,600-year-old Italian lagoon city, which is also gradually sinking.
“A lot of land has been washed away along with our crops ready for harvest. This included paddy, vegetables and livestock. Our house is damaged beyond repair.
“Suraj was already down with fever when I left home in the morning that day. When I returned by noon, his condition had become serious.