#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the state authorities would pay 400,000 rupees ($5,300) in compensation to the families of the victims. Those who lost their homes will be compensated with 190,000 rupees.
#AceWeatherDesk says according to Sputnik Floods and Landslides in Northern India has killed at least 46, with others missing and injured …..
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was aware of the situation in Uttarakhand and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
“I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being”, Modi wrote on Twitter.
#Uttarakhand's Ranikhet, Almora Cut Off Amid Rain, Fuel Only For Emergency
Seasonal monsoon rains that hit Uttarakhand led to landslides and floods, disrupting communications between several settlements.
The resort town of Nainital, as well as the cities of Kaladhungi, Haldwani and Bhowali, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, have been completely cut off. Indian meteorologists warned of continued downpour over the next few days and advised residents to stay at home.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.26: Twenty people are confirmed to have died and emergency workers have still to reach some of the worst-hit areas…
#AceDailyNews says that Venezuela rescuers are searching for landslide survivors as more rains fall with 10 more days of rain forecast, rescuers are racing to reach those feared buried before new mudslides are triggered that killed at least 20-people ….
President Nicolás Maduro said more than 8,000 homes had been destroyed.
Reuters reports that many homes have become uninhabitable
While 11 states were affected by the heavy rains, most of the fatalities occurred in Mérida in the Andes, where streets in mountain villages were converted into raging torrents.
Footage taken by locals showed cars being swept away and boulders strewn over muddy roads.
It is not the first time the Mocotíes valley has been hit by deadly mudslides. In 2005, more than 40 people died and dozens went missing in the area when several rivers overflowed.
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#AceWeatherReport – July.24: Unexpected very heavy rainfall triggered landslides in many places and flooded rivers,” Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads Maharashtra’s state government, told journalists…
#AceWeatherDesk says Monsoon rains trigger landslides and floods in India’s Maharashtra state, leaving at least 67 dead as parts of India’s west coast received up to 594 millimetres of rain over 24 hours, forcing authorities to evacuate people from vulnerable areas as they released water from dams that were threatening to overflow.
“Dams and rivers are overflowing. We are forced to release water from dams, and, accordingly, we are moving people residing near the riverbanks to safer places.”
The navy and army were helping with rescue operation in coastal areas, he added.
At least 38 people were killed in Taliye, 180km south-east of the financial capital Mumbai, when a landslide flattened most of the small village, Vijay Wadettiwar, a minister in the state government, said.
In nine other landslides in other parts of Maharashtra, 59 people died and another 15 were killed in accidents linked to the heavy rainfall, they said.
Several dozen people were also feared to have been trapped in landslides in the Satara and Raigad districts, said a state government official who asked not to be named.
“Rescue operations are going on at various places in Satara, Raigad and Ratnagiri. Due to heavy rainfall and flooded rivers, we are struggling to move rescue machinery quickly,” he said.
Thousands of trucks were stuck on a national highway linking Mumbai with the southern technology hub of Bengaluru, with the road submerged in some places, another Maharashtra government official said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of villages and towns were without electricity and drinking water, he said.
Rivers were also overflowing in the neighbouring southern states of Karnataka and Telangana where authorities were monitoring the situation, government officials there said.
Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September cause deaths and mass displacement across South Asia every year, but they also deliver more than 70 per cent of India’s rainfall and are crucial for farmers.
The rains overwhelmed hundreds of villages, sweeping away houses and leaving residents stranded.
Rescue crews have been racing to evacuate survivors but many people are feared missing.
The Indian military has been helping the efforts, which have been hampered by difficult conditions.
The state has recorded its heaviest spell of July rain for decades.
Many factors contribute to flooding, but experts say climate change caused by global warming makes extreme rainfall more likely.
On Friday Indian officials said most of the deaths had been caused by landslides and flooding in two districts.
A landslide flattened the small village of Taliye, south-east of India’s financial capital Mumbai. An official told Reuters news agency at least 42 people had died there.
The state’s chief minister, Udhav Thackeray, plans to visit Taliye on Saturday.
Mr Thackeray called an emergency meeting on Friday and asked officials to provide aid to those affected.
He said authorities were evacuating people from vulnerable areas as they released water from dams that were threatening to overflow.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “anguished by the loss of lives” and would provide assistance to the affected.
The Indian navy and disaster authorities have been sent to help rescue operations in coastal areas.
One coastal district has been completely cut off after bridges and mobile towers in the area collapsed.
Authorities have asked stranded residents to go to rooftops so rescuers in helicopters can spot them.
In Mumbai, two people died and 10 others were injured after a residential building collapsed on Friday.
Train services have been suspended and the city’s low-lying areas have turned into flood zones.
Weather experts say heavy rains will continue to lash the city over the next few days.
Heavy rains in Mumbai are not uncommon. The city experiences flooding every year during the monsoon season, but the intensity of the rains has increased in recent times.
Thousands of people migrate to the city every day in search of jobs.
This fuels rapid – and often unregulated – construction, forcing many to live in poor quality buildings.
#AceNewsReport – July.05: The area is still having heavy rainfall, but arduous rescue efforts will continue,” Mr Suga said, warning residents to watch out for more landslides.
JAPAN: Crews rescue 19 from mudslides in Atami as heavy rainfall persists in the area and Kyodo news agency reported that the confirmed death toll in the town of Atami had risen to three, with 113 people still missing. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga earlier told reporters 19 people had been rescued and 130 homes and other buildings had been damaged ….Please act as quickly as you can to stay safe.”
Emergency workers backed by three coast guard ships were working to clear the mud from the streets of Atami and reach those believed to be trapped or carried away.
The workers were barely visible in the rainfall and thick fog except for their hard hats. Six military drones were being flown to help in the search.
The mudslide early on Saturday crashed down a mountainside into rows of houses following heavy rains that began several days ago.
Bystanders, their gasps of horror audible, filmed the scene as it unfolded.
Witnesses said they heard a giant roar and then watched helplessly as homes were gobbled up by the muddy waves.
Like many others, Mariko Hattori, an interpreter who lives a short walk away from where the tsunami-like torrent of mud struck, at first didn’t know what happened.
“The first things I noticed were lots of emergency vehicles. I didn’t know what happened at first,” she said.
“Then I was frightened when I saw the footage.”
The area of Atami where the mudslide struck, Izusan, is a seaside resort about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo. It is known for hot springs, a shrine and shopping streets.
#AceNewsReport – June.19: At least 26 people were injured, including one seriously, after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s northwestern region late Tuesday, causing landslides and power outages in some areas and prompting thousands of people to evacuate from their homes: Seventeen people were injured in Yamagata Prefecture, four each in Niigata and Miyagi prefectures, and one in Ishikawa Prefecture, according to a Kyodo News tally on Wednesday: There were no reports of people missing.
(The roof of a sumo ring is seen collapsed at an elementary school in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture.)
Most of the evacuees had returned home byWednesday morning, and many residents were busy cleaning up their houses and neighborhoods during cold rain: The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of potential collapses of buildings and more landslides as quakes of similar intensity could hit Yamagata and Niigata prefectures over the following week, with heavy rain expected in the areason Wednesday nightpossibly loosening soil.
The earthquake occurredaround 10:22 p.m.at a depth of about 14 kilometres, with its epicenter located off Yamagata in the Sea of Japan, according to the meteorological agency: A tsunami warning was issued but lifted hours later: The quake registered upper 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Murakami in Niigata. A 10-centimeter tsunami was observed in the city of Niigata with smaller ones in other locations including Sakata and Wajima.
(Products are seen scattered on the floor of a supermarket store in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture.)
(Dishes are seen scattered on the floor of a kitchen of a house in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture.)
“I can’t believe I have experienced major quakes like this repeatedly in my life,” said Riki Yokota, an 81-year-old resident of Murakami, recalling surviving a big earthquake that struck Niigata in 1964: A strong earthquake jolted Niigata Prefecture and its vicinity in 2007 as well.
“I was so afraid I might not be able to escape” after a tsunami warning was issued, she said, after evacuating to a nearby junior high school with her daughter. She said she needs to use a walker: At the school’s gymnasium, about 200 people including elderly people and young children took shelter.
The two passengers and two crew members aboard a local train that was stopped in Murakami following the quake rushed to higher ground from the carriages near the coast: “We were really afraid of a tsunami,” said an evacuee from the train on the JR Uetsu Line who took shelter at a shrine on a hill.
The #Japan Meteorological Agency warns of potential #collapses of buildings and more #landslides as #quakes of similar intensity could hit #Yamagata and #Niigata prefectures, with heavy #rain expected in the areas possibly loosening soil — Kyodo News | Japan (@kyodo_english) June 19, 2019
#AceWorldNews says 13 killed, 2 missing after Indonesia floods, landslide torrential rain triggered a landslide and flash floods on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, killing at least 13 people, disaster officials said Thursday. More than 1,000 houses were flooded by overflowing rivers in six districts of North Sulawesi province, AP reported. About 40,000 people fled to temporary shelters, and rescuers were still searching Thursday for at least two more villagers. Police and soldiers struggled to reach about 1,000 people who were isolated in three hamlets after the only bridge was destroyed.