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  1. Kerala flood Live Updates: Death toll rises to 324, PM Modi leaves for state to take stock of situation

Kerala flood Live Updates: Death toll rises to 324, PM Modi leaves for state to take stock of situation

Kerala flood rain weather live updates: In a noble gesture, telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL have offered free calls and extended bill payment due dates for the customers in Kerala

By: | Updated:Aug 17, 2018 10:31 pm
Kerala flood rain weather live Kerala rains Live Updates: Incessant rain has caused massive floods, one of the worst in the state’s history, which have taken around 100 lives since August 8.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit rain-ravaged Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in God’s own country. PM Modi will visit the southern state once the funeral of former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee is over in Delhi. Incessant rain has caused massive floods, one of the worst in the state’s history, which have taken around 100 lives since August 8. Life in the state has virtually come to a halt after the public transport has been forced to stop in many parts of the state. Flight operations in Cochin International Airport in Kochi were suspended till August 26.

In a noble gesture, telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL have offered free calls and extended bill payment due dates for the customers in Kerala.

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22:31 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Authorities have directed to reserve fuel for relief operations

Authorities have directed each of these fuel bunks to keep in reserve 3,000 litres of diesel and 1,000 litres of petrol at all times for relief operations. Local fishermen have also joined in the rescue mission with their boats and could be seen evacuating those marooned in places like Aluva, Kalady, Perumbavoor, Muvattupuzha and Chalakudy. Several roads in the hill district of Idukki, including in picturesque Munnar, have been badly damaged from a string of landslides. Wayanad, among the worst-hit by the floods, is cut off from the rest of Kerala.

21:16 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry co-ordinates with Kerala govt to deliver 100 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat food packets to the flood-affected children

The Women and Child Development Ministry is coordinating with the Air Force and Kerala government to deliver 100 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat food packets to the flood-affected children in the state, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said today. The floods, Kerala's deadliest in close to a century, have claimed 173 lives since August 8. According to sources, 106 people were killed in just one day yesterday. "To aid distressed children stuck in this massive calamity, I have arranged 100 MT of ready-to-eat food. Have also assured the state government for more supplies," Gandhi said in a tweet. "Deeply anguished by the critical condition of Kerala. I have asked my team to extend full support to the Government of Kerala in rescue and relief operations," she said.

20:01 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
PM Modi leaves for Kerala

'Leaving for Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in the state,' tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

19:43 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Death toll rises to 324

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet gives an update on the situation. He tweeted that the death toll has risen to 324. 223139 people are in about over 1500 relief camps. 

18:43 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Flooding in various parts of Kerala continues
17:55 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs. 10 relief for Kerala

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 10 crores worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala. Rs 5 crores is being transferred from CM's relief fund & remaining Rs 5 crores will be in form of ready-to-eat food material & other supplies-ANI

17:44 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Indian Army has total 10 flood rilief columns in Kerala
17:36 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Streets flooded in Ernakulam

Streets flooded in Ernakulam's Velloorkunnam following heavy and incessant rainfall. 

17:32 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Rescue operation by NDRF team in Muvattupuzha

People being rescued by NDRF team in Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam.

17:18 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
VVS Laxman shares resue camps information
17:09 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
NDRF evacuated 183 people from Kozhencherry

NDRF teams evacuated 183 people from village Kozhencherry/Pathanamthitta.

16:59 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
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16:52 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Actor Salim Kumar and family reached out for help

Actor Salim Kumar and family reached out for help as water flooded their home, according to news reports. Located close to the Kodungalloor Paravur, Aalammavu Junction, the actor's residence was also sheltering 30 persons. Speaking to local news TV channels, the actor said that all people including himself had to move to the second floor of the house for safety

16:48 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Road clearing at Kumily after landslides

Roads being cleared in Kumily after traffic movement was affected due to landslides.

16:44 (IST) 17 Aug 2018
Worst flood in 100 years, CM leading relief efforts: CPI (M)

As the worst flood in nearly 100 years wreak havoc on Kerala, the CM himself is leading the State-wide relief efforts. Ministers are monitoring the situation closely. People’s representatives of the Party are on the ground leading relief work: CPI (M)

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