Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. The state has the 13th largest population in India. Eastern Kerala consists of land encroached upon by the Western Ghats; the region includes high mountains, gorges, and deep-cut valleys. The wildest lands are covered with dense forests, while other regions lie under tea and coffee plantations or other forms of cultivation. However, during the state experienced its highest level of monsoon rainfall in decades.
What caused the floods in Maharashtra and why are they significant
Maharashtra's Flood-Battered Kolhapur, Sangli Limping Back To Normalcy
For the simple, hardy people of Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, rivers have always been benign and bounteous while rains the harbinger of hope. Once they heaped misery, Kolhapur rose as one to face the challenge. Though flash floods are routine in some villages in the district, people generally took them in their stride as they rarely caused any great harm, said Prasad Sankpal of Jaisinghpur. The floods in stand out in recent memory in this sugarcane-rich district of south Maharashtra. But the rainfall percentage had shown a steady downward trend since then. The devastating floods of thus caught the people unawares. They submerged, partially or wholly, 42 of 52 villages in Shirol taluka sub-district and 19 of 62 villages in Hatkanangale.
MAHARASHTRA FLOODS 2019
Jump to navigation. Floods have hit the districts of Kolhapur and Sangli hard with the city of Sangli completely marooned, and over two lakh people living without electricity in affected areas, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday after conducting an aerial survey. Several water-supply schemes have become dysfunctional and crops and houses have been damaged with thousands shifted to safer places, Devendra Fadnavis said, adding that restoring water and electricity supply was the priority. My helicopter was not given permission to land at Sangli and Karad.
The Indian floods were a series of floods that affected over thirteen states in late July and early August , due to excessive rains. At least people died and about a million people were displaced. Karnataka and Maharashtra were the most severely affected states. People died but many were rescued with the help of the Indian Navy.