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12 Aug 2018

These 16 states may receive heavy rainfall this week

Heavy rainfall expected in 16-states in coming days

The National Disaster Management Authority on Saturday said that in the next two days, 16 states may get heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Uttarakhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are likely to be affected.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

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Heavy rainfall expected in 16-states in coming days

In Arabian Sea, rough to very rough conditions may prevail

In a statement, the NDMA said heavy rainfall is expected along the Bay of Bengal. Some isolated places in Uttarakhand may also receive downpour, it added. Rough to very rough conditions are likely to prevail over the west central Arabian Sea.

Downpour and related incidents have claimed 718 lives so far

Deadly rains

Downpour and related incidents have claimed 718 lives so far

This year, 718 people have lost their lives in rain and flood-related incidents in seven states. 171, 170, 178, 139, 52, 44 and eight people have died respectively in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam and Nagaland.

Moreover, 26 people have gone missing and around 244 are injured.

The data was released by the Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC).

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Meanwhile, floods in Kerala have brought lives to a standstill

In Kerala, Saturday brought some relief after constant heavy downpour in the last few days, but authorities remained on high alert.

In three days, the state witnessed 25 landslides.

About 60,600 people were shifted to relief camps by Saturday. Reportedly, about 1,500 houses have been damaged in floods.

After the water receded in areas like Palakkad and Wayanad, life is crawling back to normalcy.

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