Kolhapur, September 9: Around 878 people from Kolhapur villages and towns have been moved to safer locations on Monday, September 9, as a precautionary measure after incessant rainfall in the region. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted heavy downpour in parts of Maharashtra. In August 2019, Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara were reeling under severe floods. Devendra Fadnavis Requests Karnataka to Release Water From Almatti Dam to Avoid Flood Like Situation in Kolhapur.
According to news agency ANI, Kolhapur District Information Officer said that "around 878 people have been moved to safer places from Shirol and Karveer towns of Kolhapur, following increased rainfall in the region. Around 584 animals have also been moved by the administration." Maharashtra Rains: Gadchiroli Faces Flood-Like Situation Following Heavy Rainfall, IMD Issues Red Alert.
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Kolhapur District Information Officer: Around 878 people have been moved to safer places from Shirol and Karveer towns of Kolhapur, following increased rainfall in the region. Around 584 animals have also been moved by the administration. #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2019
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that he is constantly monitoring the weather situation in the state. Fadnavis also requested Karnataka to released water from Almatti dam to avoid floods in Kolhapur. The backwater of the dam falls in Maharashtra.
On Sunday, ANI informed that Maharashtra's Gadchiroli has been facing flood-like condition due to heavy rainfalls in the region. The Weather department has predicted heavy downpour in parts of the state in the coming days.