Kerala floods LIVE updates: Trivandrum-Ernakulam trains restarted; heavy rains unlikely for next two days

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 campsWell, 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.

Kerala Rain Live Updates: Thousands still waiting to be rescued as 6 lakh in relief camps; toll touches 200

  • 16:15 (IST)

    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.


  • 16:05 (IST)

    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.


  • 15:54 (IST)

    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.

  • 15:48 (IST)

    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.

    Input by Naveen Nair

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Telangana home minister gives cheque of Rs 25 crore to Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Indian Air Force dropping food & relief mateials in Pathanamthitta district 

10:12am IST

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.

Kerala Floods: A road in Iritty in Kannur after water recedes (HT Photo)

10 am IST

‘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.

9:53am IST

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.

9:41am IST

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

9:38am IST

PM holds meeting in Kochi with Kerala CM Vijayan


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9:34am IST

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.

9:30am IST

‘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.

9:09pm IST

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

8:54am IST

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 .

8:41am IST

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

8:39 am IST

‘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.

8:32 am IST

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.

8:18am IST

PM Modi arrives in Kochi for aerial survey

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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)

11 mins ago

82 tourists stranded inside a bus in Munnar. All routes are either flooded, or blocked due to mudslides, reports ANI.

14 mins ago

A team of 25 NDRF personnel in three boats have started rescue measures in Aluva town.

17 mins ago

National Disaster Response Force evacuates 926 persons to safer place so far at Pathamithitta, Kozzhikode, Ernakulam, Thrissur & Alappuzha.

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29 mins ago

Heavy flooding in industrial area of Eloor Pathalam in Ernakulam.

34 mins ago

18 teams of NDRF, Indian Coast Guard and Navy have been asked to come in with boats in Ernakulam district areas

35 mins ago

Landslides reported in three spots at Oorngattiri, Odakkayam and Vettilappara regions near Areekkode.

37 mins ago

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.

43 mins ago

The national highway at Aluva near metro station flooded. Ernakulam may loose road connectivity, if the situation continues.

45 mins ago

Water from Meenachil havs started entering settlements on the banks of the river in Kottayam.

45 mins ago

Traffic through Nadukani Ghat road connecting Nilambur with Gudallur region disrupted due to landslip.

46 mins ago

Water levels rising in many residential areas in and around Aluva, Eloor, Kalamassery. People giving out SOS alerts.

49 mins ago

Army rescued 100 people (approx) from Malampuzha’s Valiyakadu village by building a 35-feet long bridge.

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09:52 AM (IST)

Visuals of waterlogging in parts of Kochi

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09:47 AM (IST)

KSRTC’s operations to places like Calicut, Kannur and Kasargod in Kerala and Mangaluru suspended for today due to landslides and heavy rains.

09:40 AM (IST)

PM Modi promises to send more forces and choppers for rescue operations. CM Vijayan raised the request during their phone call a while ago.

Aug 13, 2018
13:38 (IST)
At present, 3,095 people are lodged in 17 camps in the district.
Aug 13, 2018
11:47 (IST)
Kerala Rain: Flood-Hit Kerala Gets One Of Worst Spells Of Monsoon In Almost A Century, Says Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s Office
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.
Aug 13, 2018
10:33 (IST)

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.
Aug 13, 2018
09:53 (IST)

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.

Aug 13, 2018
09:49 (IST)
Rainfall is also likely to increase over Kerala along with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. There is an alert of very heavy to heavy rainfall till 15th August in many parts of Kerala.
Aug 13, 2018
09:47 (IST)
Number of dead has risen to 39 from one of the worst floods that the southern state has witnessed.

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.

Highlights: Uttarakhand, Himachal to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall today; red alert in Kerala

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.