Mumbai: Flood Situation in Maharashtra. Torrential Rainfall in various parts of the State often coinciding with high tides and also discharge from dams led to various regions in the State getting inundated thereby resulting in floods across multiple districts in the State.
Mahad and Poladpur in Raigad, Chiplun, and in Ratnagiri along with various areas in Satara, Kolhapur, and Sangli have been affected. Also, flood situations arose in the districts of Thane and Palghar.
The Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation department in order to aid response to the floods deployed teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force across all the affected districts.
Apart from the 17 teams of the NDRF present here, an extra 8 teams were requisitioned from outside the State from Bhubaneshwar. Also, support of the other forces including the army, navy, coast guard, and Air force was sought.
Flood Situation in Maharashtra
The current distribution of the teams deployed is as follows –
|Kolhapur||4||Army – 1|
|Ratnagiri||6||Navy – 5|
Coast Guard -2
Airforce (Helicopter) – 1
|Raigad||1||Navy – 2|
Coast Guard -1
Flood Situation in Maharashtra.
Apart from the above, 8 more teams of the NDRF are being requisitioned tomorrow and will be deployed additionally as follows-
2 teams to Kolhapur
1 team to Satara
2 teams to Sangli
3 teams reserve at Pune
Also, repositioning of existing teams will be done as per the situation in the districts.
The towns of Chiplun and Khed were been completely inundated due to discharge from the Koyna dam and subsequently the Koltewadi dam leading to the rise in the levels of the Vashisti river. The contact from the town was completely cut off due to land routes being inundated. The bridge over the Vashisiti river on the Mumbai Chiplun route was washed off. Thousands of people were stranded on rooftops and upper floors of the houses as the water levels rose to over 15 to 20 feet in many places.
NDRF and Coast Guard teams were deployed. Helicopters of the Airforce were also deployed for rescue and airdropping of food and water packets. Relief camps were set up at three locations where all arrangements were made for the rescued people. One column of the army was also dispatched for relief efforts. Coast Guard teams were also dispatched to the spot. More than 1000 people were safely evacuated by the various response teams.
The rains also led to landslides in Khed Taluka. NDRF teams worked to rescue trapped people from the debris.
Currently, the waters in most places have decreased and cleaning work is in progress. A fund of Rs. 2 crores has been provided to the district for response and relief through the State Disaster Response Fund.
Heavy rainfall leads the Savitri river to burst its banks and flooding Mahad and Poladpur regions. The whole town of Mahad was completely cut off and was not accessible by road. Many people were stranded on rooftops and upper floors of the houses.
Due to the heavy flow of the Savitri river over the bridges, rescue teams could not reach the said regions. NDRF teams were airlifted to the locations for rescue efforts. However, they could not land due to bad weather. Subsequently, the rescue was carried out by the NDRF, and relief camps were set up at Mangaon.
The heavy rainfall also caused landslides at three locations in the two talukas –
- Village Tayle, Taluka Mahad,
- Village Sakharsutarwaadi
- Kevnale , Taluka Poladpur
Currently, the waters in Mahad have received, and clean up is in progress. A fund of Rs. 2 crores has been provided to Raigad for a response from the department through the State Disaster Response Fund.
Due to torrential rainfall in the district with Mahabaleshwar receiving more than 1100 mm of rainfall in less than 48 hrs resulted in heavy discharge from the Koyna dam.
The heavy rainfall has caused landslides in multiple places.
Villages from Patan Taluka
Village in Wai
Currently, due to the continuous rainfall and the discharge from the dam, water levels across various parts of the district are rising. The district administration is shifting people from vulnerable areas and is on high alert for impending flood situations. Extra teams are being deployed in anticipation of the same.
Kolhapur & Sangli Districts
Due to heavy rainfall in the district and heavy discharge from the Koyna dam, rivers in the district including the Panchgana have breached the danger mark and have caused inundation in many areas. District administration has evacuated people from low lying areas with help of NDRF and local teams.
However, the Almatti dam is also discharging water due to which the situation is still under control. The district is on high alert and more teams are being deployed to face any eventuality. A fund of Rs. 50 lakhs has been allocated to all other affected districts for immediate response.
Flood Situation in Maharashtra.
Evacuation of Affected People
Loss of Life/ Injuries/ People missing
|District||Loss of Life||Injuries||Missing|
*Above numbers are dynamic and are updated as information is received from the district