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Situation Report 11: Flood situation in India, 11th August 2020

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A. CURRENT SITUATION

1. BIHAR

In Bihar, around 74 lakh people in 16 districts have been affected by the flood situation so far. 23 people have lost their lives due to floods. Meanwhile, the flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Monday with 20,000 more people affected by the calamity in 16 districts. Darbhanga reported the highest number of flood-related deaths at 10, followed by Muzaffarpur at six, West Champaran at four and two each in Saran and Siwan, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.

2. KARNATAKA

Coastal and interior parts of Karnataka have been receiving heavy rain in the last one week, causing floods and landslides. Kodagu district have been affected by torrential rains and the district has reported 16 landslides so far and flood-like situations in over 52 places. Rescue operations are still on and as of now, over 578 people have been rescued. Over 649 people of 243 families have been rehabilitated. Cauvery River in Chamarajanagar district is flowing in severe situation. The state of Karnataka has so far incurred a loss to the tune of Rs 3,500 - 4,000 crore as a result of rains and floods according to the revenue department. During the meeting with the prime minister, Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai sought Rs 4,000 crore financial help from the Centre to tackle the situation. He also sought immediate release of the next instalment of SDRF fund of Rs 395 crore. According to the district administration, as many as 1,800 electric poles have been hampered and 257 trees uprooted across the district. 60 per cent of the mobile towers are not functioning in the affected areas.

3. KERALA

Daily Water Levels Details of Main Major Dams (Irrigation) in Kerala seems to be in Normal Condition as on 11 am today. 49 dead bodies were found by the search and rescue team in the landslide location of Petimudi, Munnar, Idukki district. 7 people are injured and under treatment and 22 are still missing. One person is missing in Pathanamthitta district due to the river overflow. Between the period of 1st to 10th August, the state has received an average rainfall of 476 mm whereas the Normal rainfall is 164.2 (190 % departure). Click Here