The dying toll in flood-ravaged Maharashtra shot up from 112 to 149 on Sunday whereas one other 64 are nonetheless lacking, the State Disaster Management Authority stated.
In what’s billed as the most important flood rescue operations within the state in many years, over 2.29 lakh folks have been evacuated to safer areas after their properties have been submerged in flood waters, in some locations as much as 20 ft excessive.
As many as 50 folks have been injured and are present process remedy at numerous hospitals in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur.
With rains taking a respite on Sunday, the flood-ravaged districts introduced a grim state of affairs with scores of individuals grappling to rebuild their lives.
Continuing his tour of the ravaged areas in coastal Konkan for the second day, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited badly-affected cities like Chiplun and Khed in Ratnagiri.
Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane, accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Leaders of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis (Assembly) and Pravin Darekar (Council) additionally toured among the areas like Taliye village in Raigad and Chiplun in Ratnagiri.
He assured to submit his tour report back to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stated each the Centre and state authorities will unitedly work to rehabilitate the flood-victims.
Later, he launched a scathing assault on the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, accusing it for numerous lapses and delays by the administration in speeding assist to the affected populace.
According to the SDMA, the cities of Chiplun and Khed in Ratnagiri district have been utterly inundated and minimize off because the bridge on River Vashishti was washed away on Friday.
As unprecedented rains jacked up the water ranges to greater than 15-20 ft, 1000’s of individuals, stranded on rooftops or higher flooring of their homes, have been seen screaming for assist.
Teams of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, NDRF, and SDRF are nonetheless deployed in numerous areas, rescuing folks, and offering meals or medication and different support supplies to the victims, stated the SDMA.
People in a number of cities and villages voiced their rage on the administration for not speeding them meals, water, garments, medicines, cleansing supplies and different objects of every day use to assist them re-start their lives from scratch.
When Thackeray, ministers and officers went to the affected, they have been just about mobbed by determined folks demanding assist, recounted tragic tales of how they survived solely within the garments they wore and had misplaced completely every thing within the flood fury.
Over a dozen hillslides and landslips have been reported in several districts which buried scores and lots of extra reported lacking, whereas scores of roads within the areas are nonetheless closed for vehicular motion.
The state authorities has sanctioned Rs 2 crore every for Raigad and Ratnagiri for aid operations and Rs 50 lakh for the opposite affected areas the place water ranges have began receding and cleansing operations have been taken up.
“THE FLOOD RELIEF COLUMNS IN COORDINATION WITH THE CIVIL ADMINISTRATION TODAY EVACUATED STRANDED LOCALS FROM THE FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS OF KOLHAPUR AND SANGLI DISTRICT. VISUALS OF EVACUATION IN SANGLI DISTRICT,” TWEETS PRO DEFENCE PUNE
— ANI (@ANI) JULY 25, 2021