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Rivers swell, Kerala authorities will get into 2018 flood mode

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Rivers swell, Kerala government gets into 2018 flood mode

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state authorities on Thursday initiated rehabilitation measures just like those it took throughout the 2018 flood, as rain continued to lash the state and shutters of a number of dams have been raised.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged all those that needed to shift to aid camps in 2018 to relocate to camps once more. He additionally requested folks in low-lying areas in Thrissur and Ernakulam to remain alert. Four folks died in rain-related incidents on Thursday. The official toll since Sunday is 20. While two folks died in Kottayam, one particular person every died in Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur.

Though no purple alerts have been issued for Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded orange alerts in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Idukki. Water degree within the Chalakudy river went up after shutters of Poringalkuthu and Sholayar dams have been raised. Revenue Minister Ok Rajan termed the scenario severe and mentioned efforts have been being made to hurry up relocation of individuals. “The government has requested deployment of one more unit of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),” he mentioned.

The IMD mentioned heavy rain is more likely to proceed over the South Peninsula (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka) for the subsequent two days. It additionally predicted the formation of a low stress space over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal by August 7. Weather consultants warned that central districts within the state and excessive ranges could be impacted essentially the most by the hostile climate.

The authorities are sustaining excessive alert in high-range areas and the collectors involved have suspended quarrying and sand mining. Red alert was issued in six dams — Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Ponmudi, Erattayar, Kundala, and Moozhiyar. 

6,411 moved to 221 camps

T’Puram: Water degree in Pampa, Manimala, Achankovil, Meenachil and Kurumali rivers rose prompting authorities to shift folks residing alongside the banks. So far, 6,411 folks have been moved to 221 aid camps opened throughout the state.

In Thrissur alone, 1,685 folks have been shifted to 51 camps from 5 taluks. In Pathanamthitta, 1,017 folks have been moved to 43 camps whereas in Kottayam, 1,075 folks have been moved to 45 camps. Two homes have been destroyed utterly and 39 partially in Thursday’s rain.

As many as 32 homes have been broken absolutely and 237 partially since Sunday. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded excessive alert in landslide-prone excessive ranges, river banks and low mendacity areas. It has warned in opposition to night time journey in excessive ranges and urged fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean.

Holiday at the moment
Holiday declared for all academic establishments in Idukki, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kannur and Wayanad, in addition to Nilambur and Eranad taluks in Malappuram. Residential colleges in Wayanad and Malappuram will keep open. University exams in Kannur and Malappuram can be held on Friday as deliberate

Red alert in six dams: Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Ponmudi, Erattayar, Kundala and Moozhiyar

Tamil Nadu PWD officers more likely to launch water from Mullaperiyar dam on Friday as the extent reached 136ft on Thursday

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state authorities on Thursday initiated rehabilitation measures just like those it took throughout the 2018 flood, as rain continued to lash the state and shutters of a number of dams have been raised.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged all those that needed to shift to aid camps in 2018 to relocate to camps once more. He additionally requested folks in low-lying areas in Thrissur and Ernakulam to remain alert. Four folks died in rain-related incidents on Thursday. The official toll since Sunday is 20. While two folks died in Kottayam, one particular person every died in Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur.

Though no purple alerts have been issued for Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded orange alerts in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Idukki. Water degree within the Chalakudy river went up after shutters of Poringalkuthu and Sholayar dams have been raised. Revenue Minister Ok Rajan termed the scenario severe and mentioned efforts have been being made to hurry up relocation of individuals. “The government has requested deployment of one more unit of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),” he mentioned.

The IMD mentioned heavy rain is more likely to proceed over the South Peninsula (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka) for the subsequent two days. It additionally predicted the formation of a low stress space over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal by August 7. Weather consultants warned that central districts within the state and excessive ranges could be impacted essentially the most by the hostile climate.

The authorities are sustaining excessive alert in high-range areas and the collectors involved have suspended quarrying and sand mining. Red alert was issued in six dams — Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Ponmudi, Erattayar, Kundala, and Moozhiyar. 

6,411 moved to 221 camps

T’Puram: Water degree in Pampa, Manimala, Achankovil, Meenachil and Kurumali rivers rose prompting authorities to shift folks residing alongside the banks. So far, 6,411 folks have been moved to 221 aid camps opened throughout the state.

In Thrissur alone, 1,685 folks have been shifted to 51 camps from 5 taluks. In Pathanamthitta, 1,017 folks have been moved to 43 camps whereas in Kottayam, 1,075 folks have been moved to 45 camps. Two homes have been destroyed utterly and 39 partially in Thursday’s rain.

As many as 32 homes have been broken absolutely and 237 partially since Sunday. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded excessive alert in landslide-prone excessive ranges, river banks and low mendacity areas. It has warned in opposition to night time journey in excessive ranges and urged fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean.

Holiday at the moment
Holiday declared for all academic establishments in Idukki, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kannur and Wayanad, in addition to Nilambur and Eranad taluks in Malappuram. Residential colleges in Wayanad and Malappuram will keep open. University exams in Kannur and Malappuram can be held on Friday as deliberate

Red alert in six dams: Lower Periyar, Kallarkutty, Ponmudi, Erattayar, Kundala and Moozhiyar

Tamil Nadu PWD officers more likely to launch water from Mullaperiyar dam on Friday as the extent reached 136ft on Thursday