Kerala on Red Alert due to floods: 37 Deaths and 25 landslides reported

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It is the first time when the state Kerala has opened the shutter of 27 DAMS after the water rise, because of heavy rain, exceeds the required limit, which altogether keeping the 1/3rd (state) in water. The density of rains has, however, decreased for the past few days. Still, there was a short rise of the water level when the rain started again on Saturday. Though, the death toll in the monsoon wrath rose to 37, the chances of raining have forecasted.

IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) has issued a ‘Red alert’, informing people to be careful in the districts of Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Malappuram “Heavy rains forecasted by IMD”.

Many people have died and lives are still under threat in the above locations. The shifting of the people has crossed 60,000 on Saturday, where 530 relief camps in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Wayanad districts are in function.

State CM, Pinarayi Vijayan, has declared ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the families of those who died due to the rain disaster, and to those whose houses were lost will get Rs 10 lakh as compensation.

The officials of the DAMs may consider decreasing the discharge of water when it falls below 2400ft, which is now at 2400.06 ft.

Union home minister, Rajnath Singh, has taken an aerial study at the flood-hit areas in the southern state, Kerala. He assured, in a telephonic conversation, that all types of help will get allocated to deal with the rains and floods.

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