Monday 25 Jun, 2018


Five deaths due to flood and landslide; Red Alert announced in six districts of Kerala


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Kozhikode: A red alert is declared in five states of Kerala due to heavy rain. In mountainous areas, there is widespread damage. Landslide occurred in six places. At least four people dead in the heavy rain.  National Disaster Response Force (NCRF) has started rescue camps in the district. The Met department observed that rains would continue until Monday.

In Kozhikode district, there was a massive flooding and landslides. The deceased are Abdul Rahman, Dilna, Jassim and Shahabaz. Three of the dead are members of a family. In Kozhikode district, five houses in Karinchola area collapsed. The three homes are completely collapsed. The district administration said that the three families were missing.

In the district, five of the injured were admitted to Kozhikode medical college. Traffic in Kozhikode and Wayanad has been hindered since the Punur River flowed out. The district collector has informed the government that the vehicle movement through Wayanad pass should be avoided as rains continue. Dams were opened in many places. Alert was given to those living in the river side.

Revenue Minister E R Chandrasekharan said that all systems would be needed for disaster management. There are 50 people in the disaster relief force. If necessary, the force from Tamil Nadu will also reach the district.

Kannur

Kannur makkattam road is closed till July 12 after heavy rains. Traffic has been banned in road Makoottam. Red alert has been issued to Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.

Thrissur

Heavy rain is continuing in the hilly area of the district. The KSEB said that all the shutters of Peringalkut dam opened. Traffic on the Payyannur-Punnapuzha route was disrupted due to heavy rains.

The state government has warned that heavy rains will continue till July 18. Red alert has been issued to Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts due to landslides in hilly areas.

Orange Alert has been issued to Idukki, Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. The Chief Minister directed the immediate action to deal with the monsoon. Funds for relief and relief have been granted in seven rain affected areas. Rs 90 lakh for Kozhikode, 55 lakh for Malappuram, Kannur and Kasaragod districts, Rs 50 lakh for Wayanad and Idukki and Kottayam districts for 35 lakh each.

 
 
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