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Torrential rainfall, floods batter southern states, Andhra worst hit, Karnataka on high alert

Torrential rainfall, floods batter southern states, Andhra worst hit, Karnataka on excessive alert | Information

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Division (IMD) on Sunday (November 21, 2021) predicted widespread gentle to reasonable rainfall within the Southern state, together with Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, through the subsequent 5 days. 
“Gentle to reasonable scattered/pretty widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal throughout subsequent 5 days. Remoted heavy rainfall over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe throughout subsequent 5 days and over Coastal Karnataka on twenty first Nov,” IMD tweeted. 
The climate division additionally predicted that remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall can also be doubtless over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on November 24 and 25.
Andhra Pradesh:
The dying toll in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh touched 33 as extra our bodies had been retrieved from the flooded streams. Not less than 12 individuals had been reported lacking in several districts of the state. On Sunday, lots of of automobiles and folks had been stranded, site visitors was both closed or suspended in arterial highways because the Penna river in spate prompted heavy destruction.
Based on the South Central Railway, greater than 100 specific trains had been cancelled due to the injury prompted to the railway tracks close to Nellore and 29 extra diverted. Moreover, the Chennai-Mumbai rail route that runs by way of Kadapa district additionally remained shut because the tracks received washed away close to Nandalur
The Andhra authorities mentioned 2,007 homes had been broken in 4 flood-hit districts, the very best being 911 in Chittoor, inflicting a lack of Rs 5.18 crore. The loss on account of cattle and livestock was Rs 2.47 crore in these districts. The state authorities additionally ordered free distribution of 25 kg rice, one kg pink gram dal, one litre of edible oil, a kg every of potatoes and onion to the flood-affected households.
As quickly because the individuals throughout Karnataka took a sigh of reduction waking as much as a vivid, sunny sky after over two weeks, the Indian Meteorological Division (IMD) on Sunday predicted heavy rains throughout the state for an additional two days. Amid the forecast, state authorities are on excessive alert to face any state of affairs rising out of copious rainfall.
In the meantime, a PTI report acknowledged {that a} complete of 24 individuals have misplaced their lives as a consequence of incessant rains throughout the state for the reason that starting of this month. “A complete of 24 individuals misplaced their lives as a consequence of heavy rain in Karnataka. Crop injury at over 5 hectares of land. As many as 658 homes had been fully broken whereas 8,495 houses had been partially broken. Not less than 191 livestock had been reported useless,” mentioned CMO in a press release.
Karnataka Catastrophe Administration Authority officers on Sunday mentioned that as per the preliminary loss and damages estimated by the authority up to now since November one, 658 homes have been fully broken, whereas 8,495 homes have been partially broken.
Tamil Nadu:
Following heavy rainfall, components of the Villupuram and Cuddalore districts in Tamil Nadu suffered inundation after the Thenpennai river was in spate. Stories counsel that round 18,500 hectares of farmlands had been submerged in Villupuram as a result of overflowing Thenpennai river. Moreover, three individuals have been killed in Krishnagiri and Tiruvannamalai districts, and 368 heads of cattle additionally perished.
IMD has predicted widespread gentle to reasonable rainfall in Kerala until Thursday. The climate division has issued a yellow alert in a number of districts from Monday to Thursday. Earlier, heavy rains lashed a number of components of Pathanamthitta district, posing a menace to Sabarimala pilgrimage. 
Based on IMD, gentle to reasonable rain or thundershowers is prone to happen at a number of locations of Telangana within the subsequent 48 hours. The Director at Meteorological Centre, Dr Nagarathna mentioned that there shall be a cloudy sky for the subsequent 24 hours and the floor winds are prone to be round 10-15 kph.
(With company inputs)
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