Kerala flooding: 70 stranded at Munnar resort, army deployed

11 August, 2018, 19:35 | Author: Bert Pena
  • INDIA-FLOODS-KERALA

A team sent by the Central government is also visiting flood-affected areas in Kerala.

The death toll in the last 48 hours has touched 29 - only six deaths happened in the last 24 hours - and four people are reported missing. Wayanad received the maximum total rainfall of 170.9 mm.

Rino of Manaykkaparambil house, Panickankudy was killed in a landslip which occurred near the premises of his house on Friday.

An alert has been issued to people living in the downstream areas and on the banks of Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers.

One of the five shutters of a large reservoir in northern Idukki district, about 240 km (150 miles) from state capital Thiruvananthapuram, was opened for the first time in 26 years.

The full reservoir level is 2,403 feet and storage capacity is 69,268 Mcft and storage percentage is 97.61 per cent.

"If the rain continues, the other shutters will also be opened". It had come under severe stress with huge trees that have been uprooted coming and hitting the bridge.

Five shutters of the Idukki reservoir have been opened as the water level continued to rise following continuing rains.

Kerala has been witnessing incessant rain since the past two days, causing flooding and landslide.

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A 47-year-old man drawing water was killed when the well caved in due to heavy rain at Palavila near Pirappancode on Friday morning.

All shutters were opened by 80 cm in the beginning and three were later raised by 2 m each and the fourth one by 1 m. Around 2000 residents were moved to relief camps.

Meanwhile, state Revenue minister E Chandrasekharan reviewed the flood situation and the precautionary measures to be taken in Aluva near Kochi airport and nearby areas in view of the possibility of increase in the water level following release of more water from Idukki reservoir.

Kanayya rescued the child just in time, as according to local reports, the bridge was completely submerged only a few minutes after this incident.

Some 20,000 people have been displaced and 260 relief camps have been set up.

Schools and colleges are closed in Idukki, Wayanad, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta districts. Travellers have also been asked to limit movement at night in hilly and high-range areas, particularly between 7 pm and 7 am. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the flood situation as "very grim".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the Kerala Chief Minister yesterday in the wake of heavy rains and floods in the state, and offered all possible assistance to those affected.

Kerala Chief Minister on Thursday called for a high-level meeting to discuss the flood situation in the state. "We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Kerala in the wake of this calamity", the PM said in a tweet.

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