Heavy rain in Kerala after two-day lull

Written by Shaju Philip
| Thiruvananthapuram |

Printed: August 15, 2018 12:53:34 am

Within the wake of the unparalleled rain and floods, the Kerala Cupboard on Tuesday determined to demolish Onam celebrations on the tip of the month.
After a lull of two days, heavy rain lashed several districts of Kerala on Tuesday, resulting in landslides and flooding of towns and low-lying areas. No casualty became reported till evening.
Because the water stage in Idukki dam began rising as soon as more, after falling one day of the final three days, the electrical energy board issued an alert to other folks downstream.
As rain had subsided and inflow diminished, two spill gates of the Cheruthoni dam were closed and outflow from the diversified three shutters were diminished since Monday. Nonetheless, the heavy inflow to the dam forced the authorities to open all shutters as soon as more.
Big landslides were reported from hilly areas of Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode and Malappuram, which saw very heavy rain on Tuesday. Loads of low-lying space in Wayanad were inundated after the shutters of Banasura Sagar Dam were lifted to 210 cm since afternoon. Hill stations Munnar and Palakkad were flooded after shutters of nearby Mattupetty and Malampuzha dams, respectively, were opened. Idukki district administration has warned other folks in opposition to visiting Munnar, where ratings were stranded within the flood.
Within the wake of the unparalleled rain and floods, the Kerala Cupboard on Tuesday determined to demolish Onam celebrations on the tip of the month. The Rs 30 crore earmarked for authorities-sponsored Onam festivities will be spent on relief work. CM Pinarayi Vijayan acknowledged the converse had incurred loss of Rs 8,316 crore within the monsoon havoc.

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