Maharashtra Floods Update: Floodwater retreating in Kolhapur and Sangli, support assistance continue
The superabundance position in Kolhapur and Sangli regions in western Maharashtra revealed indications of improvement on Saturday as rainwater began to decline from flooded areas, administrators stated.
Nevertheless, it would take a minimum two to three days for the rainwater to fully recede from the areas, they answered.
Although the overall circumstances have changed somewhat, the action to remove the inundated areas and relocating stranded people to more sheltered areas and giving relief to them is still on.
“There is an improvement in the overall situation. Water is receding, albeit slowly… Currently, the water level in Kolhapur is at 52 feet although the danger level is 47 feet. The highest water level during the current flood was 57 feet,” Abhinav Deshmukh, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, said PTI. As downpours have settled in the area, the condition is likely progressing further, executives responded.
In nearby Sangli community as well, the rainwater level is withdrawing slowly. Till 6 am, it stood at 56.7 feet, the administrators announced.
Mr. Deshmukh told admitting the current circumstances, it might take extra two to three days for the rainwater to withdraw from Kolhapur region entirely.
The process to remove the flood-hit regions is going on, but there is no life-threatening circumstance is there in the region, he stated.
“Currently the evacuation is mainly concentrated in Shirol and Kurundwad tehsils of Kolhapur,” the police said, adding that copters are being utilized to drop food parcels.
Meantime, three more extra bodies were collected in the boat overturn incident that took place on Thursday near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil of Sangli region during the flood saving operations.
Nine individuals had swamped and as many others had gone disappeared in the occurrence.
“We have recovered three more bodies, including that of a girl,” the police responded.
With the restoration of three more bodies, the death casualties in the occurrence have gone up to 12.
A sum of 26 Navy units with 110 faculty and 26 boats have been disposed to Kolhapur and Sangli regions. They will recommence to wait placed in the area till the flood condition develops, a defense announcement stated.
Extra 15 units of the Navy from Visakhapatnam will reach Kolhapur by Saturday lunchtime to support in the rescue action, a defense spokesperson announced.
at the moment there are 14 Navy units in Kolhapur division and 12 in Sangli assisting the state government in removing the flood-hit areas, the administrator announced.
As per the administrators, over 2.85 lakh people were withdrawn due to the destructive floods, from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune and Solapur regions and the death losses due to abundances in the five districts were 29 till Friday.