Kerala floods: Red Alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the state with the leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala. They were supposed to land at Kattappana in Idukki but were forced to move to Wayanad due to bad weather conditions.
By 10:30 AM, CM and team will land at St Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad.
Meanwhile, Operation "Madad" has been launched by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi since 09 Aug 2018 for assisting the state administration and undertaking disaster relief operations due to the unprecedented flooding experienced in many parts of the state.
Ten districts have been put on red alert due to the possibility of more water being released from the Idukki Reservoir.
These are: Wayanad, Idukki, Alappuzha,Kottayam, Ernakulam,Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kollam and Pathanamthitta.
At least 29 people have died in Kerala due to heavy rains and landslides, the Home Ministry said.
Districtwise helpline numbers:
|Thiruvananthapuram||0471 - 2322303, 2328652,8547638181|
|Thrissur||0487 - 2333070|
|Palakkad||0491 - 2546632|
|Kollam||0474 - 2742993|
|Kottayam||0481 - 2563701|
|Idukki||0486 - 2222812|
|Pathanamthitta||0468 - 2222670|
|Kasaragod||0499 - 4255544|
|Malappuram||0483 - 2734857|
|Wayanad||0495 - 2370095|
|Kozhikode||0495 - 2370095|
|Kannur||0497 - 2707080|
|Ernakulam||0484 - 2361369|
|Alappuzha||0477 - 2242073|
|Muvattupuzha||0485 - 2832252|
Five members of a family lost their lives in Idukki's Adimali town. Two persons were pulled out alive from the debris by the local people and police.
Around 600 cusecs of water were discharged from the Idamalayar dam this morning, with the water level rising to 169.95 metres against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 169m. The water level at Idukki dam was 2,398 at 8 am, 50 feet against the FRL of 2,403 feet. The administration has been put on high-alert.
Stay tuned for live updates on Kerala floods:
Kerala: Relief camps have been set up in different parts of the state as normal life continues to be affected due to #KeralaFloods. Visuals from Panamaram in Wayanad district. 29 people have lost their lives in the flood. pic.twitter.com/7LaplknWe1— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018
Unprecedented rainfall has created havoc in Kerala, destroying property & forcing thousands to abandon their homes. I urge each and every Congres worker in Kerala to step up & help those in need. My prayers & thoughts are with the people of Kerala in this difficult time.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2018
#Kerala: Kochi's Aluva is flooded as water level of Periyar river has risen after 5 shutters of Idukki dam were opened today. Manappuram Sree Mahadeva Temple submerged in the flood. An Indian Coast Guard helicopter&Fire and rescue dept have been deployed for survey of the region. pic.twitter.com/sNcUHy6Zfh— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
Operation #Madad for assisting the state administration and undertaking disaster relief operations due to the unprecedented flooding experienced in many parts of Kerala— PIB India (@PIB_India) August 10, 2018
Video Source: @indiannavy #OpMadad #FloodRelief #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/j4HzSOlIsv
Visuals from Idukki as heavy rain continues to lash #Kerala. Two more shutters of Idukki dam were opened today morning, increasing the water flow into Periyar river to 125 cuses (1,25,000 ltres/sec) pic.twitter.com/9B6DB2PzXt— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
Heavy rains for the past two days and release of water from the Idamalayar dam yesterday, resulted into localised flooding in low-lying areas in the northern districts of Kerala. The flood water also triggered landslides at some places.