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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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3:51 PM, 11 Aug
Union Min KJ Alphons says, "11 out of 14 districts of Kerala are under water. Govt of India has sent armed forces & they have been on ground for past 3 days & have been helping state govt administration. NDRF teams have also been sent. PM has also spoken to CM about this."
3:23 PM, 11 Aug
Red Alert for Idukki and Wayanad till Aug 14 & Orange alert till Aug 15. Red Alert for Kannur till Aug 13 and Orange alert till Aug 15, have been issued by India Meteorological Department.
2:52 PM, 11 Aug
Relief camps have been set up in different parts of the state as normal life continues to be affected due to #KeralaFloods.
2:47 PM, 11 Aug
6 people including 3 children have been rescued by the NDRF from a village in Mananthavady Taluk in Wayanad district.
2:47 PM, 11 Aug
6 people including 3 children have been rescued by the NDRF from a village in Mananthavady Taluk in Wayanad district.
12:18 PM, 11 Aug
Kerala CM announces Rs 4 lakh for those who have lost homes and Rs 10 lakh for those who have lost homes and land in landslides and flooding.
11:38 AM, 11 Aug
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers in the rain-battered state to help those in need.
10:58 AM, 11 Aug
DMK Working President MK Stalin requests Tamil Nadu Government to extend help to Kerala: "My thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Kerala who are experiencing unprecedented rains. I request the Govt of Tamil Nadu to extend all help and support possible; ask DMK party cadres to assist with relief measures."
9:57 AM, 11 Aug
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan conducted aerial survey of flood affected areas of the state, leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala is also with him. They were supposed to land at Kattappana in Idukki but were forced to move to Wayanad due to bad weather conditions.
2:53 AM, 11 Aug
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake a survey of the flood affected areas in Kerala on Sunday, a Home Ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying by PTI.
2:49 AM, 11 Aug
At least 50 tourists, including 24 foreigners, stranded at the Plum Judy resort at Munnar since Wednesday were rescued and taken to safer places, state Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said.
2:49 AM, 11 Aug
Tourists were barred from entering the hilly Idukki district after roads caved in at many places.
2:49 AM, 11 Aug
Northern and central Kerala have been battered by heavy rains of the Southwest monsoon since August 8, which has left 29 people dead, including three today.
2:48 AM, 11 Aug
Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, officials said.
7:46 PM, 10 Aug
Two columns of Army have been requistioned for Aluva as the water from Idukki dam is expected to reach the region by 10-11 pm tonight.
7:46 PM, 10 Aug
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.
7:45 PM, 10 Aug
Ten teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in flood affected areas of Palakkad, Ernakulum, Alappuzha, Idukki, Wayanad and Kozhikode for prompt response to any eventualities, says NDRF
7:45 PM, 10 Aug
Today morning by 7 am we increased shutter strength and the water was discharged to 120 cumecs by 12;30 we had to increase to 300 cumecs. Now we have ordered to increase it to 600 cumecs. Things are under control: Jeevan Kumar, District Collector, Idukki
7:45 PM, 10 Aug
Yesterday at 12:30 we had opened one shutter after 26 years. So 50,000 ltres/sec water was sent out. Yesterday night even though we planned not to continue the process, we had to do that because the level of water was going up, says Jeevan Kumar,District Collector,Idukki
5:40 PM, 10 Aug
Union Home Minister Rajanath Singh to visit Kerala on 12th August to review the situation.
5:30 PM, 10 Aug
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 Kerala, owing to incessant rainfall and release of excess water from Idukki and other dams. Based on a request received from Deputy Collector, Wayanad, one diving team with Gemini inflatable boat was airlifted and sent to Kalpetta at 10:00 pm on 09 Aug to undertake rescue operations due to floods and landslides.
4:03 PM, 10 Aug
Kerala CM P Vijayan will do an aerial survey of flood-hit areas tomorrow.
3:44 PM, 10 Aug
CM P Vijayan has instructed to alert the people living in downstream areas with the help of announcements. He has also instructed to relocate people living in vulnerable areas.
3:36 PM, 10 Aug
Heavy to very heavy rainfall predicted till 12th August across Idukki, Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Ernakulam
2:30 PM, 10 Aug
All 5 shutters of Cheruthoni Dam have been opened. People in Cheruthoni town have been evacuated. The bridge in the town, connecting north and south Idukki district, has been flooded due to incessant heavy rainfall in the region.
1:24 PM, 10 Aug
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, says, "I spoke to Kerala CM, he is fully satisfied with the assistance of the central government and he has told me that every department is cooperating well. If he needs any other assistance he will inform me."
12:35 PM, 10 Aug
Those who are in Idukki district, has to contact the district authorities or the tourism dept if they require any help. There’s no need to panic, instead be cautious and avoid fragile places,” Kerala tourism minister said.
10:24 AM, 10 Aug
A ban has been imposed on the movement of heavy goods vehicles and tourist vehicles in the high ranges of Idukki. The decision was taken on account of unabated rains in the area.
10:02 AM, 10 Aug
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)
8:50 AM, 10 Aug
The US today issued an advisory, asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods in the state. In the advisory, the US said the heavy southwest monsoon rains triggered landslides and floods in the state, and American citizens should avoid visiting all affected areas in the state.
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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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