IMD issued Red Alert Notice to Certain States

August 9, 2019

India Metrological Department issued the red alert to the following states.

  1. Western Maharashtra
  2. Gujarat
  3. Coastal Karnataka
  4. Coastal Kerala
flood in city

IMD predicted that more rain in the upcoming days in these states.

Western Maharashtra

There are following district are affected and more than 1.2lakh people have been evacuated from these areas.

  1. Pune
  2. Satara
  3. Solapur
  4. Sangli
  5. Kolhapur

Karnataka

Approx. 40,000 people have been evacuated from the coastal Karnataka. These are following regions that are affected.

  1. Belagavi
  2. Uttara Kannada
  3. Shivamogga

Kerala

There are following areas are alerted by IMD.

  1. Malappuram
  2. Kozhikode
  3. Wayanad
  4. Idukki

Continuous heavy rain from 6 August created flood like situation. now as IMD alerted there will be more rain in the upcoming days. So, many services have been affected.

Who takes responsibility Centre or State?

As Disaster management is not mentioned in any of the lists of Seventh Schedule. Hence, both are working in co-operation to tackle the Disaster.

Why Western Coastal areas of India are more affected by natural disasters?

let us first compare the important features of both these coastal areas.

west and east coast comparison
  • The heavy southwest monsoon rains cause the Brahmaputra and other rivers to distend their banks, often flooding surrounding areas.
  • Though they provide rice paddy farmers with a largely dependable source of natural irrigation and fertilisation, the floods can kill thousands and displace millions.

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