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Kerala floods: Red Alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    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.

    Kerala floods: Red Alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14. PTI file photo

    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:

    DistrictTelephone No.
    Thiruvananthapuram0471 - 2322303, 2328652,8547638181
    Thrissur0487 - 2333070
    Palakkad0491 - 2546632
    Kollam0474 - 2742993
    Kottayam0481 - 2563701
    Idukki0486 - 2222812
    Pathanamthitta0468 - 2222670
    Kasaragod0499 - 4255544
    Malappuram0483 - 2734857
    Wayanad0495 - 2370095
    Kozhikode0495 - 2370095
    Kannur0497 - 2707080
    Ernakulam0484 - 2361369
    Alappuzha0477 - 2242073
    Muvattupuzha0485 - 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: 

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    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.

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