Heavy Rain Devastates the Life of Keralites

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A sudden change in weather on Saturday wreaked havoc in several districts including Thiruvananthapuram and Idukki in Kerala. Five more bodies have been recovered in a landslide accident in Kottakkal area of ​​Kottayam district, taking the death toll to 11 so far.

A total of nine people have died and over a dozen people are missing due to flash floods and landslides in many parts due to heavy rains in south and central Kerala. The state government had to take the help of army and air force for rescue operations.

On the devastation in Kerala, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that in view of heavy rains and floods, we are monitoring the situation in some parts of Kerala. The central government will do everything possible to help the needy people. NDRF teams have already been dispatched to assist in the rescue operations. Praying for everyone’s safety.

Police said that the flow of water in Idukki’s Kanjar was so strong that the car itself got washed away in it and both the 30-year-old youth and the girl who were traveling in it died. Relief and rescue work is going on in full swing. The Chief Minister’s Office has informed that help has been sought from the Air Force for rescue in the hilly areas bordering Kottayam and Idukki districts, where landslides have been reported and some families have been isolated.

The Defense Spokesperson said that the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army have deployed their personnel. The Mi-17 and Sarang helicopters are already in standby mode, the spokesperson said in a statement. In view of the prevailing weather conditions in Kerala, all the bases under the Southern Air Command have been put on high alert. In view of heavy rains, a red alert has been sounded in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur districts. While an orange alert has been issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

Police said that the flow of water in Idukki’s Kanjar was so strong that the car itself got washed away in it and both the 30-year-old youth and the girl who were traveling in it died. Relief and rescue work is going on in full swing. The Chief Minister’s Office has informed that help has been sought from the Air Force for rescue in the hilly areas bordering Kottayam and Idukki districts, where landslides have been reported and some families have been isolated.

The Defense Spokesperson said that the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army have deployed their personnel. The Mi-17 and Sarang helicopters are already in standby mode, the spokesperson said in a statement. In view of the prevailing weather conditions in Kerala, all the bases under the Southern Air Command have been put on high alert. In view of heavy rains, a red alert has been sounded in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur districts. While an orange alert has been issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts.

The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in these districts on October 17 and 18. At the same time, there may be some reduction in rain on October 19. The government has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea on Saturday and Sunday.

The CMO said that 6 teams of NDRF have been deployed in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Alappuzha districts. Two Army teams have been asked to be deployed in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam. In case of emergency, the Air Force has been asked to remain in standby mode.

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