Maharashtra floods : 5.6 lakhs flood affected people shifted to safer places

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Mumbai, August 13: Administration is leaving no stone unturned to rescue the stranded people from the flood affected areas of the state to safer places. Till now, five lakh 60 thousand 953 flood affected people have been shifted to safer areas by the administration. The disaster control room of the state government, officers and employees of the local administration, SDRF and NDRF personnel, military, Air force, Navy and the soldiers of Coast Guard are continuously engage in the rescue work in the flood affected areas of the state.

          Giving this information, the state disaster control room of Mantralaya further said that along with the local administration of Sangli and Kolhapur, 22 teams of national disaster response force (NDRF) three teams of state disaster response force (SDRF),18 teams of navy, eight teams of the coast guard, 17 Army teams and 163 boats are continuously engage in the rescue work. Up till now, three lakh 36 thousand 297 people from Kolhapur district whereas one lakh 74 thousand 485 people from Sangli district have been shifted to safer places.

 210 make shift shelter camps have been erected in Kolhapur district and 168 rescue centers had been pressed into service in Sangli district. The people are provided with clean drinking water, food, medicines and other life saving necessities. 61 thousand and 27 animals have been also shifted to safer areas from Kolhapur and Sangli district.

Affected villages and families

The number of flood affected villages in Kolhapur are 321 and 81 thousand 88 families have been affected due to the flood situation whereas in Sangli district, 104 villages are badly affected and the number of families affected is 34 thousand 917. The disaster rescue teams are working shoulder to shoulder in the affected villages with the relief teams of administration. The state and union government are in continuously touch and updating information about the flood situation in Maharashtra.

          The review of flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli district is taken from time to time by the disaster management control room in Mantralaya, which is pressed into service, round the clock. The state disaster control room has started the helpline and is giving response to all the messages that are received on its helpline and social media and directing the local administration to rescue people from where the messages are received.

Other affected villages of the state

Satara -123 villages (10755 people rescued), Thane -25 villages (13104 people rescued) Pune -108 villages (13500 people rescued), Nashik -5 villages, (3894 people rescued), Palghar -58 affected villages, (2000 people rescued), Ratnagiri- 12 villages (687 people rescued), Raigad 60 villages, (3000 people rescued), Sindhudurgh- 46 villages (3231 people rescued). There are in all 71 affected talukas and 862 affected villages in Kolhapur and Sangli district, including both the cities.