Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Some of these might have already been reported. But here's a round-up.

Things are looking up:

2500+ army personnel deployed in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Parbani, Nanded, Pune and Amravati.

While residents of Kurla are angry, Reliance assures to restore power in Kurla, Saki Naka and Kalina areas in the next 24-48 hours by replacing the 90 power transformers which went kaput. (some good news there, not waiting for water to recede)

Mumbai police to hold free food and medical camp at four places in Kurla.(what's up with A.N. Roy inaugrating the camp? People, the city is messed up, don't wait for the ribbon-cutting ceremony)

Southern Railway to run four special trains to Mumbai.

Things are looking bad:

Samudra Suraksha, at Bombay High, sinks.

Alert sounded in 13 villages in Vidarbha. Families evacuated.

Koyna, Uzni dams overflow.
"On Sunday, the [Krishna] river finally overflowed, flooding into the neighbouring villages of Sangli, Patan and Karad. Over 180 villages have been affected and nearly 8,000 people have been evacuated......
Residents of nearly 30 villages and the temple town of Pandharpur are now under threat. Nearly 5,000 people have been shifted to government schools on higher ground. As the skies over Maharashtra continue to open up, local officials are preparing for the worst."

Mumbai rains damage huge stocks of drugs :- Pfizer reported a loss of 1 billion rupees, their warehouse in Bhiwandi was completely flooded. Cipla assessing damages. Banks were asked to have a liberal attitude in providing financial support to the people.