In the southwestern state of Kerala, some 42 people died and over 100,000 affected people have been evacuated, the central government's disaster management cell said, after 80 landslides hit the state in two days.
The Chief Minister also stated that strict action will be taken against those who are sending fake messages."Some people spreading news that all dams are going to be opened".
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said he might visit his flood-ravaged constituency of Wayanad on August 11. Monsoon 2019 Mayhem: Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra Reel Under Floods As Rains Gain Pace; Check Places Where Alerts Have Been Issued. As most rivers are swollen, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has called it the "biggest" natural calamity in 45 years.
"Situation here is worst than last years and people are being shifted to shelters", said a local.
The Karnataka government has estimated loss to crops and public and private property owing to floods at around $1 billion and chose to seek immediate relief of $451 million from the central government.
In the southern state of Kerala, at least 57 people were killed in rain-related incidents while over 165,000 people were in relief camps in the state, state authorities said on Sunday.
In the wake of series of landslides, the national highway connecting Bengaluru and Mangaluru will remain closed at least till Monday, official sources said.
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The entire Pane Mangaluru village in Dakshina Kannada district was inundated by the swollen Netravati river, they said. He assured all assistance to them.
The IAF teams have also been carrying out flood relief operations in different parts of the country.
Two major incidents of landslides have been reported from Wayanad and Malappuram in the last three days. "So far seven persons went missing".
An equal number had died in torrential rains in the neighbouring state of Gujarat on Saturday alone, the Hindu newspaper reported.
"As of Saturday morning, the state received 77.80 per cent of annual average rainfall, according to data by the MeT Department". He said that this year's floods were the worst in the past 15 years.
Sathasivam also informed Shah that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had discussed with him about the rescue operations and that he (governor) had assured the CM of full cooperation in this regard.