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Heavy rains in Kerala: Six deaths reported, purple alert issued in 10 districts for August 2 and three

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A purple alert was declared by the IMD in 10 districts of Kerala the place incessant rains on Tuesday prompted six deaths, landslides, rise in water ranges and relocation of 1000’s to reduction camps in varied elements of the state.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a purple alert in all of the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, for August 2 and three and has predicted heavy rainfall within the state until August 5.

The heavy rains led to 6 deaths — one every in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district — leading to a complete of 12 rain-related casualties within the state from July 31 until date, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) stated.

Besides that, three individuals have additionally gone lacking from varied elements of the state in the course of the day, it stated.

In view of the heavy rainfall and anticipating landslides, flash floods and different disasters, the state authorities opened 95 reduction camps throughout Kerala the place 2,291 individuals have been relocated, KSEOC stated.

The heavy rainfall additionally broken 126 homes between July 31 until date and of these 27 houses had been fully destroyed, it stated.

In view of the purple alerts issued by the IMD and the opportunity of extraordinarily heavy rainfall within the state within the subsequent few days, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated the warning of very heavy rains within the state within the days forward needs to be taken very critically as steady rainfall of greater than 200 mm is more likely to create a disaster.

There is a necessity for vigilance and preparedness within the state in anticipation of pure disasters like landslides, mountain floods, flash floods, and waterlogging in cities and low-lying areas, the CM stated in a Facebook put up.

ALSO READ | Six useless as heavy rain causes chaos

Vijayan additionally stated that the Central Water Commission has issued a warning concerning the water ranges of assorted rivers, like Pampa, Manimala and Neyyar, crossing the hazard marks at a number of locations.

He stated the fee has additionally warned that water ranges of rivers like Achankovil, Kaliyar, Thodupuzha and Meenachil are on the rise and due to this fact, individuals residing on the banks of all these rivers needs to be cautious and steps are being taken to relocate them to safer places.

He has requested everybody to not be reluctant to relocate and to observe the directions of the authorities.

The CM additionally directed that the camps ought to adhere to COVID-19 norms and there needs to be particular services for pregnant ladies, lactating moms and individuals with particular wants.

He additional stated, within the put up, that the KSEOC was functioning because the state-level management room with representatives of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Rescue Forces and different departments involved and management rooms have additionally been arrange in all districts and taluks.

Besides that, 9 NDRF groups have been deployed within the state other than the 2 items of the Defence Security Corps stationed in Kannur and Palakkad districts and one column of the Army in Thiruvananthapuram district, he stated.

As there’s a chance of sturdy winds together with rain, steps needs to be taken on a battle footing to safe electrical strains, posts, timber and hoardings to keep away from accidents on account of their collapse, he stated and added that earthmovers and different equipment needs to be saved prepared upfront in disaster-prone areas to cope with landslides and flash floods in hilly areas.

READ HERE | Man, his two daughters killed after automotive plunges into canal in Kerala’s Tiruvalla

Restricting journey to hilly areas and on water our bodies, avoiding evening time journey and advising fishermen to not exit to sea in view of chance of sturdy winds and large waves, had been among the different instructions the state authorities has issued, the CM stated.

The CPI(M) state secretariat, in a launch, stated it has requested all its employees to be a part of the reduction and rescue work within the state.

The Pathanamthitta Collector has been tasked with taking acceptable steps to make sure that the capabilities associated to the Niraputhari competition, which marks the start of the harvest season, and Aranmula Vallasadhya at Sabarimala will not be disrupted, a launch stated.

#KeralaRains #Rainalert #Updates #Thread 02.08.22

ഇന്നു (ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2 ) 10 ജില്ലകളിൽ റെഡ് അലേർട്ട് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു. ആലപ്പുഴ, കോട്ടയം, ഇടുക്കി, എറണാകുളം, തൃശ്ശൂർ, പാലക്കാട്, മലപ്പുറം, കോഴിക്കോട്, വയനാട്, കണ്ണൂർ ജില്ലകളിലാണു റെഡ് അലേർട്ട്.

(1/n)#kerala

— Kerala Government | കേരള സർക്കാർ (@iprdkerala) August 2, 2022

Data on the day by day water-levels of the dams operated by KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board) point out that water-levels in 5 Idukki dams — Ponmudi, Kundala, Kallarkutty, Erattayar and Lower Periyar — in addition to the Moozhiyar and Poringalkuthu dams in Pathanamthitta and Thrissur, respectively, have reached the purple alert storage ranges.

Two Irrigation division reservoirs in Palakkad — Meenkara and Mangalam — reached Orange alert storage ranges on Tuesday because of the heavy rains, in response to the information on the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) web site.

The Ernakulam district officers additionally stated that an emergency motion committee comprising native our bodies will probably be shaped to take steps to stop waterlogging in Kochi metropolis and supervise rescue and evacuation operations.

Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard additionally stepped into assist with search and rescue operations.

A purple alert signifies heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, whereas orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to twenty cm of rain.

A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A purple alert was declared by the IMD in 10 districts of Kerala the place incessant rains on Tuesday prompted six deaths, landslides, rise in water ranges and relocation of 1000’s to reduction camps in varied elements of the state.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a purple alert in all of the districts of the state barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, for August 2 and three and has predicted heavy rainfall within the state until August 5.

The heavy rains led to 6 deaths — one every in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district — leading to a complete of 12 rain-related casualties within the state from July 31 until date, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) stated.

Besides that, three individuals have additionally gone lacking from varied elements of the state in the course of the day, it stated.

In view of the heavy rainfall and anticipating landslides, flash floods and different disasters, the state authorities opened 95 reduction camps throughout Kerala the place 2,291 individuals have been relocated, KSEOC stated.

The heavy rainfall additionally broken 126 homes between July 31 until date and of these 27 houses had been fully destroyed, it stated.

In view of the purple alerts issued by the IMD and the opportunity of extraordinarily heavy rainfall within the state within the subsequent few days, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated the warning of very heavy rains within the state within the days forward needs to be taken very critically as steady rainfall of greater than 200 mm is more likely to create a disaster.

There is a necessity for vigilance and preparedness within the state in anticipation of pure disasters like landslides, mountain floods, flash floods, and waterlogging in cities and low-lying areas, the CM stated in a Facebook put up.

ALSO READ | Six useless as heavy rain causes chaos

Vijayan additionally stated that the Central Water Commission has issued a warning concerning the water ranges of assorted rivers, like Pampa, Manimala and Neyyar, crossing the hazard marks at a number of locations.

He stated the fee has additionally warned that water ranges of rivers like Achankovil, Kaliyar, Thodupuzha and Meenachil are on the rise and due to this fact, individuals residing on the banks of all these rivers needs to be cautious and steps are being taken to relocate them to safer places.

He has requested everybody to not be reluctant to relocate and to observe the directions of the authorities.

The CM additionally directed that the camps ought to adhere to COVID-19 norms and there needs to be particular services for pregnant ladies, lactating moms and individuals with particular wants.

He additional stated, within the put up, that the KSEOC was functioning because the state-level management room with representatives of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Rescue Forces and different departments involved and management rooms have additionally been arrange in all districts and taluks.

Besides that, 9 NDRF groups have been deployed within the state other than the 2 items of the Defence Security Corps stationed in Kannur and Palakkad districts and one column of the Army in Thiruvananthapuram district, he stated.

As there’s a chance of sturdy winds together with rain, steps needs to be taken on a battle footing to safe electrical strains, posts, timber and hoardings to keep away from accidents on account of their collapse, he stated and added that earthmovers and different equipment needs to be saved prepared upfront in disaster-prone areas to cope with landslides and flash floods in hilly areas.

READ HERE | Man, his two daughters killed after automotive plunges into canal in Kerala’s Tiruvalla

Restricting journey to hilly areas and on water our bodies, avoiding evening time journey and advising fishermen to not exit to sea in view of chance of sturdy winds and large waves, had been among the different instructions the state authorities has issued, the CM stated.

The CPI(M) state secretariat, in a launch, stated it has requested all its employees to be a part of the reduction and rescue work within the state.

The Pathanamthitta Collector has been tasked with taking acceptable steps to make sure that the capabilities associated to the Niraputhari competition, which marks the start of the harvest season, and Aranmula Vallasadhya at Sabarimala will not be disrupted, a launch stated.

#KeralaRains #Rainalert #Updates #Thread 02.08.22
ഇന്നു (ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2 ) 10 ജില്ലകളിൽ റെഡ് അലേർട്ട് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു. ആലപ്പുഴ, കോട്ടയം, ഇടുക്കി, എറണാകുളം, തൃശ്ശൂർ, പാലക്കാട്, മലപ്പുറം, കോഴിക്കോട്, വയനാട്, കണ്ണൂർ ജില്ലകളിലാണു റെഡ് അലേർട്ട്.
(1/n)#kerala
— Kerala Government | കേരള സർക്കാർ (@iprdkerala) August 2, 2022
Data on the day by day water-levels of the dams operated by KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board) point out that water-levels in 5 Idukki dams — Ponmudi, Kundala, Kallarkutty, Erattayar and Lower Periyar — in addition to the Moozhiyar and Poringalkuthu dams in Pathanamthitta and Thrissur, respectively, have reached the purple alert storage ranges.

Two Irrigation division reservoirs in Palakkad — Meenkara and Mangalam — reached Orange alert storage ranges on Tuesday because of the heavy rains, in response to the information on the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) web site.

The Ernakulam district officers additionally stated that an emergency motion committee comprising native our bodies will probably be shaped to take steps to stop waterlogging in Kochi metropolis and supervise rescue and evacuation operations.

Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard additionally stepped into assist with search and rescue operations.

A purple alert signifies heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, whereas orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to twenty cm of rain.

A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.