In the aftermath of the floods, Assam is now battling against an outbreak of JE. At least 27 people have died of the disease between July 1 to 16 this year. Altogether 169 cases have been reported during the period. The state health department has directed the district administrations to set up rapid response teams in a bid to curb the disease from spreading. The tests for JE are available free of cost in all district hospitals and government medical colleges and hospitals.
A sense of panic has gripped the over one lakh people living in #Bhadrachalam and other villages with the Godavari rising to 71.2 ft at 12 am on July 16 after 32 years. Their panic has a reason – chances of the water breaching the flood bank go up multiple folds once the water level touches the 75 ft mark.
Many parts of the Mumbai remain inundated in waist deep water as incessant rains lash the city, causing flooding and waterlogging. People struggle to commute as many low-lying areas of the city like Hindmata, and areas in Dadar and Sion, including the Gandhi Market are heavily water logged. Three people were injured in a landslide near a chawal on July 6, as the city continued to witness heavy rains for the third day in a row.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a ride on a rubber boat to assess the flood situation at Silchar. He called the flood a man-made disaster. Further, he has instructed officials to file a case with the police to probe on the breach of embankment. Although, the floodwater seems to be receding in a few districts, over 25 lakh people are still affected. The current death toll stand at 126.
Following incessant rains in Assam, Silchar town in the Cachar district has been submerged in flood waters on June 22. Families continue to be stranded in their waterlogged homes, and the town is facing a massive shortage of food and drinking water. Electricity has also been cut off in several parts of the town. Further, poor mobile network connectivity is hampering rescue operations.
Inclement weather and incessant rain caused massive landslides and waterlogging at several locations in #Assam. Landslides triggered by heavy rain snapped rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao district of Assam and neighbouring states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur. The IMD has predicted that “extremely heavy rains” will continue for the coming days as Assam stay on ‘red alert.’ Over 6 lakh people across 26 districts have been affected by floods.
Heavy downpour and the consequent waterlogging disrupted normal life in several parts of the state including Chennai on Friday. Rain and thundershowers lashed Chennai and neighbouring districts. Twenty-one districts have declared a holiday for educational institutions in the wake of heavy rainfall.
Heavy rain continued to lash most parts of the state on Sunday, leaving at least four people dead, damaging scores of houses and destroying a large extent of crops besides causing flood and landslips in some areas.
With heavy rains lashing various parts of the state since Saturday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday declared a red alert in central Kerala districts of Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur for the day.
Low lying areas in many parts of Thiruvananthapuram were flooded on Saturday as rivers and streams overflowed due to incessant rainfall, for over 12 hours, in the state capital.
The water level in Mullaperiyar Dam rose to 138.95 feet at 11 am on October 30, 2021, prompting Tamil Nadu to release 1,675 cusecs of water into Periyar and causing concern among Kerala government authorities for the safety of those living in the vulnerable downstream areas.
Ending hours of anxiety, the floodgates of the Idukki reservoir were opened at 11 am on Tuesday. The second, third and fourth shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, one of the three dams that form the Idukki reservoir, were opened in the presence of Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty and Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine.