Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued a red alert for Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, while orange alert has been issued for Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargod, for Thursday.
District collectors of Malappuram, Idukki and Wayanad have declared holiday today for schools and colleges including professional institutions in the districts. However, according to reports, exams which are set to be held on this day are not postponed.
Due to the rise in the water level, Kallarkutty, Malankara, and Pampala dams in Idukki district were opened.
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Heavy flooding in Nilambur and Perinthalmanna areas of Malappuram district in Kerala due to heavy rainfall in northern districts of the state. Fire brigade team are conducting rescue operations in the area.
Iruvanjipuzha, Chaliyar and Chalipuzha in Kozhikode were engulfed leading to flooding of local roads and bridges.
As per the reports in the local media, three houses in Kozhikode’s Mavoor were inundated due to heavy rainfall following which family members were transferred to houses of their relatives. A similar incident was also reported from Olivayal colony of Meenangadi panchayath in Wayanad and the residents were transferred to safer locations while a landslide was also reported in Kurichiyarmala. Located in the hills of Wayanad, Kurichiyarmala had recorded the largest landslides during the 2018 Kerala floods.
Heavy rains lashed Attappady in Palakkad and several areas of Wayanad since Tuesday night. Several trees were uprooted in Ernakulam and Kottayam districts leading to traffic snarls and damages. Changanacherry in Kottayam district suffered power outage as several electric poles were uprooted due to strong winds.
Kerala CM chairs high level meeting with top government officials to take stalk of the situation. Government has requested for 10 more teams of NDRF. More teams of state fire and rescue personals sent to Malappuram and Wayanad districts. 1385 people shifted relief camps across the state. 16 relief camps opened in Wayanad. District collectors directed to monitor the situation continuously.
News – Times Now.