Kerala floods LIVE updates: Trivandrum-Ernakulam trains restarted; heavy rains unlikely for next two days: Flooding continues due to heavy showers, over 13,800 people taking shelter at 124 relief camps: Well, reports are coming that the heavy rainfall in Kerala took more than 40 lives and a lot of people are injured or trapped in various places without food and important things. You all should know that this whole thing is affecting the state and the central government has already announced that they are going to help the people along with the state government. You all may know that this rain has triggered flash floods and mudslide.
The death toll in Kerala in Kerala Monsoon has risen to 200, and to 344 overall this monsoon season, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday calling it a ‘grave’ situation. In the wake of the prevailing crisis situation in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kerala yesterday to take stock of the situation.
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Coast Guard ship leaves for Kochi from Mumbai with relief material
An Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship, carrying 65 tonnes of relief material for flood victims in Kerala, left Mumbai this morning, an official said.
The consignment on board the ship, ‘Sankalp’, includes items donated by people to various NGOs and the Maharashtra government, a spokesperson of the ICG western region said.
It is expected to reach the Kochi port by Monday, he said.
Another ship with 50 tonnes of relief material was also scheduled to leave from the New Mangaluru port for Kochi on Sunday, he said.
Death toll rises to 370
The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur.
Idukki Dam closes two shutters
Some more good news- the Idukki Dam has closed two of its shutters. Earlier, all shutters of the dam had been opened, as for the first time in its history, the outflow from the reservoir was 4.25 lakh litres (4.25 cumecs) per second.
Heavy rains unlikely in Kerala in the next two days giving chance to complete all rescue work.
Train services between Thiruvananthapuram – Ernakulam have been reinstated, and passenger services are on.
Pathanamthitta district gets some relief
Rain has completely stayed away from Pandanad and other areas of Pathanamthitta district bringing tremendous relief for the stranded people. Rescue & relief ops in full swing at the moment.
An article on 18 August had mentioned the manner in which thousands of families had been stranded in Pandanad without food and water.
Water has started receding from areas in Chengannur & Aluva which were among the worst affected.
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Telangana home minister gives cheque of Rs 25 crore to Pinarayi Vijayan
Indian Air Force dropping food & relief mateials in Pathanamthitta district
Landslides, floods continue as death toll rises
Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 200 people as of Saturday morning, with over 4 lakh others forced to move to relief camps.
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‘Need more help from Centre’: PC Chacko
Congress leader PC Chacko on Saturday said that although relief operations in Kerala were appreciable, more help was needed from the Centre. “Thousands are marooned and facing a very severe and critical situation. More emergency evacuation operation is needed. What is being done is appreciable but we need more help from the Centre and other states. Kerala is in distress,” Chacko told news agency ANI.
Navy deployed in Chengaur
Navy has been deployed in Chengaur in the wake of the worsening flood situation. Several rescue camps have also been affected in the area.
21 wagon water train with 7 lakh litre drinking water to be sent from Pune
A 21 wagon water train with 7 lakh litre drinking water will be sent from Pune to Kerala as a flood relief initiative. The water train is expected to leave Pune junction at 2pm
PM to chair meeting at Southern Naval Command headquarters in Kochi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose aerial survey in Kerala was delayed minutes after his chopper lifted off, will chair a meeting at the Southern Naval Command headquarters in Kochi shortly.
‘Situation beyond our control,’ say authorities
As the flood situation worsened in Kerala, people demanded authorities to handover everything the Army. Authorities also admitted that the situation was beyond their control.
PM Modi’s chopper called back after it lifted off for aerial survey
The chopper which was to take PM Modi for the aerial survey in Kochi was called off due to heavy rains after it lifted off . The Prime Minister reached Kerala last night to take stock of the situation. Over 200 people have died in the state in the past couple of days due to incessant rains and over 4 Lakh people have been put in relief camps
PM Modi’s aerial survey delayed due to heavy rains in Kochi
The chopper which was to take PM Modi for the aerial survey in Kochi was called off due to heavy rains after it lifted off .
Heavy rainfall in Kochi
Heavy rainfall hit Kochi Saturday morning making matters worse in the city. PM Modi arrived here earlier today to conduct an aerial survey in the state which has been reeling unde
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‘If help won’t reach, people will die of starvation’
With the flood situation getting worse, Chenganur lawmaker Saji Cherian said people would die of starvation if help did not reach on time. The death toll in Kerala shot up to 200 today taking the overall deaths in the state this monsoon to 344.
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Bodies float in flood water
Bodies were seen floating in flood water in some areas of Kerala on Saturday as the state continued to suffer due to incessant rains. Three bodies were found in Pathnamthitta, while four bodies were spotted floating in Idukki.
PM Modi arrives in Kochi for aerial survey
With rains still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. (ANI)
Kerala floods: Chengannur and Kuttanad isolated, rescue ops underway
Chengannur and Kuttanad taluks in Alappuzha district have been isolated following the heavy rains and flood. The rescue and evacuation of people have been going on in these places from Wednesday evening. The district administration officials informed that they did not know the number of people who had already been evacuated.
The monsoon rain that led to unprecedented destruction Kerala has been the second worst in 94 years in terms of its sheer devastating impact, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office said.
The five-day rainfall in Kerala has been the worst since a weeklong rainfall in 1924, which caused devastating damage in the state. This time, preliminary estimates show the loss could be around ₹8316 crore, the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted. Thirty-nine people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents since August 8.
As many as 14 teams of NDRF consisting of 404 rescuers and 31 boats are already deployed in the worst affected districts of Thrissur, Ernakkulam, Kozhikode, Idukki, Wayanad and Alapuzha to assist the state in the rescue and relief operations.
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited a flood relief camp, at Ernakulam on August 12. Also, we have seen that he was very helpful and already announced the 100 CR immediate help for the people. You all may know that as water levels are receding in Idukki, people who had been lodged in relief camps are heading back home which is a good sign for now.
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Also, a report is indicating that as of 5 am on Monday (August 13), the water level has touched 2,397.94 feet. Even on this Friday all five shutters of Cheruthoni Dam were opened as the water level in the Idukki reservoir kept rising. Also, we have seen that the People in Cheruthoni town had been evacuated and the bridge in the town, connecting north and south Idukki district, has been flooded due to incessant heavy rainfall in the region.
A lot of dangerous pictures and video keep on coming from the state and more than 14 districts in Kerala have been put on a high alert as the death toll rose on Sunday. You all should know that rescue operation is going on and Army rescued an 85-year-old woman yesterday from her home in Pottamkulam Padi as it was destroyed in a massive landslide. Also, the reports are coming that she was stranded for the last one week and now she is in a hospital.