Kochi, Aug 18: The situation in Kerala is looking grim and the latest weather prediction is nothing to cheer about. An IMD scientists in Thiruvananthapuram has predicted heavy rainfall for the next two days even as rains intensified in Kochi and central districts of the state.
The circulation has formed in the north Bay of Bengal which will have an impact on Kerala and heavy rainfall will continue till Sunday, the scientist also said. Kerala is reeling under distress as floods in the state have claimed over 170 lives since August 8.
Earluer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kerala to review the situation arising out of floods in the State. After a review meeting, he made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State, as permitted by weather conditions.
The Prime Minister expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.
The Prime Minister reviewed the flood situation during a meeting with Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, and officials of the State Government.
After the review, the Prime Minister announced a financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the State. This is in addition to Rs. 100 Cr. announced by the Home Minister on 12.08.2018. He also assured the State Government that relief materials including foodgrains, medicines etc would be provided, as requested.