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  1. LIVE: Kerala Rains- Sigh of relief as Idukki water recedes; CM Pinarayi Vijayan undertakes aerial survey, announces ex-gratia to flood victims

LIVE: Kerala Rains- Sigh of relief as Idukki water recedes; CM Pinarayi Vijayan undertakes aerial survey, announces ex-gratia to flood victims

Kerala rain, weather, floods Live Updates: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan undertook an aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts of the state which have been battered by heavy rains since the past few days.

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Kerala rain, weather, floods Live Updates: Incessant rains in God’s own country Kerala has claimed 29 lives so far as over 54000 people have been shifted to relief camps across the state. Earlier today, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan undertook an aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts of the state which have been battered by heavy rains since the past few days. Due to inclement weather, CM Vijayan’s helicopter could not land at Kattapana in Idukki and instead landed in Wayanad. The Chief Minister had called a meeting to review the situation in the backdrop of the opening of five shutters of Idukki Dam. CM Vijayan has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 10 Lakh compensation to those who lost their houses and land.

Meanwhile, a red alert has been issued by the  Indian Meteorological Department for 8 districts namely Idukki, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha. But, in a major relief, reports today said that since the rains have slowed down, the water in the Idukki Dam has also receded. The water level at the Idukki dam was now at 2,401 feet after it came down on Friday night as the intensity of the rains decreased. Meanwhile, flight operations from Kochi airport are continuing uninterrupted and there has been no cancellations as per airport officials.

 

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16:07 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Red alert issued for Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram and Calicut

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday has issued a red Alert for Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Calicut till August 12 and Orange alert till August 14. IMD also issued Orange alert for Kasaragod till August 13.

15:53 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Aerial image of flood affected areas of Kerala's Kochi
15:52 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Centre has sent NDRF teams for rescue and relief operations, says KJ Alphons

Union Minister KJ Alphons on Saturday said that centre is providing all types of assistance to Kerala government. He further said that 11 out of 14 districts in the state are reeling under water. Speaking to news agency ANI, Alphons said, "11 out of 14 districts of Kerala are under water. Govt of India has sent armed forces & they have been on ground for past 3 days and have been helping state govt administration. NDRF teams have also been sent. PM has also spoken to CM about this."

15:48 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
IMD issues red alert for Idukki

The Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a red alert for Idukki till August 14 and orange alert for Wayanad till August 15. Red Alert has also been issued for Kannur till Aug 13 and Orange alert till August 15.

13:41 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Rahul Gandhi appeals to PM Modi for aid

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to PM Modi on Kerala Floods, and has requested for financial assistance for the state government. Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers in the rain-battered state to help those in need.

12:47 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces ex-gratia for Kerala flood victims

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces ex-gratia Rs 4 Lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 10 Lakh compensation to those who lost their houses and land. 

12:45 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Latest visuals of Idukki Dam

All the five shutters of the Idukki dam were opened yesterday. On Saturday, the inflow into the dam stood at 6,00,000 litres of water per second, while the outflow through the floodgates is 7.50 lakh litres per second.

12:41 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Water recedes in Idukki dam, sigh of relief for many Keralaites

Thousands living around the Idukki dam and in Ernakulam and Thrissur heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the heavy rains predicted in Kerala did not happen and as a result, the Idukki dam waters ravaging the area over the last few days subsided. State Power Minister M.M. Mani said that the rains have slowed in and around Idukki dam since last night and hence, the water level in the dam has also receded. The water level at the Idukki dam was now at 2,401 feet after it came down on Friday night as the intensity of the rains decreased. 

11:32 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers to help people in need

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today expressed concern over the flood situation in Kerala and urged party workers in the rain-battered state to help those in need.  He said the unprecedented rainfall has wreaked havoc in the southern state, destroying property and forcing thousands to abandon their houses. " I urge each and every Congres worker in Kerala to step up and help those in need. My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Kerala in this difficult time," he said on Twitter.

10:59 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Rain wreaks havoc in Kerala; 50000 people in relief camps

A red alert has been issued for 8 districts-- Idukki, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha of the 14 districts in the state by the Indian Meteorological department. Over 54,000 people have been shifted to relief camps across the state.

10:45 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan arrives in Wayanad

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala arrive at Wayanad. The chief minister would be visiting a relief camp and attend a review meeting at the collectorate. 

10:36 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Red alert for 8 districts in Kerala

Twenty-nine persons have so far lost their lives in the heavy rains since August 8 and over 50,000 persons have been shifted to relief camps. A red alert has been issued for 8 districts-- Idukki, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha of the 14 districts in the state by the Indian Meteorological Department.

10:24 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Kerala CM undertakes aerial survey of flood-hit districts

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is undertaking an aerial survey of flood-ravaged districts of the state which have been pounded by heavy rains since the past few days. Due to inclement weather, the chief minister's helicopter could not land at Kattapana in Idukki, where he had called a meeting to review the situation in the backdrop of the opening of five shutters of Idukki Dam. The helicopter has left for Wayanad and the chief minister would be visiting a relief camp and attend a review meeting at the collectorate.  The chief minister is accompanied by Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Revenue minister, E Chandrasekharan, state Chief Secretary, Tom Jose and state Police Chief Loknath Behara.#KeralaFloods:@CMOKerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan,Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala,Minister Revenue Chandrasekharan,Chief Secretary Tom Jose,State PoliceChief Loknath Behra,Additional ChiefSecretary PH Kurian on board @IAF_MCC helicopter Mi17V5 for aerial survey@SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/0QbumBSOsT— PRO Defence Trivandrum (@DefencePROTvm) August 11, 2018>

10:10 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Union Minister Vijay Goel tweets, assures every possible help to Kerala government
09:57 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan begins aerial survey of flood affected areas

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan conducted aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the state, leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala is also with him. They were supposed to land at Kattappana in Idukki but were forced to move to Wayanad due to bad weather conditions.

09:39 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Panamaram village in Wayanad district flooded

Visuals of flooded Panamaram village in Wayanad district. 29 people have died in the state due to flood and landslides following heavy and incessant rains.

09:27 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Periyar river in full fury

5 shutters of Idukki dam were opened yesterday. The water level of the dam, reported at 6 am today, is 2401.16 feet with its full reserve level being 2403 feet.

09:20 (IST) 11 Aug 2018
Death toll in Kerala reaches 29

As many as 29 people have lost their lives in flooding and landslides, following heavy and incessant rains. The heavy deluge has also left 54000 people homeless.

22:16 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
'Operation Madad': Navy's helping hand in Kerala

The Southern Naval Command at Kochi has rescued scores of people stranded in the flood-hit areas of Kerala as part of the Indian Navy's "Operation Madad" for the rain and landslide-ravaged state.

22:15 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
'Operation Sahyog,' the helping hand of Indian Army

The Army pushed its men and machinery into disaster relief and rescue operations at Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Idukki after incessant rain and landslides hit various northern districts of the state, IANS reported.

21:53 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Thrippara Thrikovil temple submerged

Thrippara Thrikovil temple premises has reportedly been submerged as Achankovil river is known to have flooded its banks.

21:44 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
CM Vijayan visits flood monitoring cell

CM Pinarayi Vijayan visited the flood monitoring cell in State Secretariat and reviewed its functioning. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the state on August 12.

21:41 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Kerala issues red alert

Kerala issues red alert for eight rain-hit districts. Amid heavy rains in the state, the government has taken the decision.

20:30 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Over 50 stranded tourists rescued by Army

Over 50 tourists, including from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Oman, stranded were rescued by the Army today, PTI reported. They were stranded after the road to their resort at Pallivasal in the district was damaged in a landslide after heavy rains, 

20:18 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Things are under control: Jeevan Kumar, District Collector, Idukki

"Today morning by 7 am we increased shutter strength and the water was discharged to 120 cumecs. By 12.30 we had to increase to 300 cumecs. Now we have ordered to increase it to 600 cumecs. Things are under control," said Jeevan Kumar, District Collector, Idukki

19:58 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
54,000 homeless! Situation grim in Kerala

Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29, PTI.

19:31 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Manappuram Sree Mahadeva Temple submerged in the flood
19:15 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
CM appeals for help, seeks donations

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed for contributions to the CM Disaster Relief Fund. "Kerala is in the midst of an unprecedented rain havoc. Path to recovery can be long & arduous, but you can make a difference by joining the rebuilding efforts. CM Pinarayi Vijayan has urged all to contribute generously to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund," tweeted Vijayan.

18:45 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Shutters of 22 reservoirs opened

With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in the state have been opened to drain out excess water. - PTI

18:41 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
14 NDRF teams deployed, rescue underway

Fourteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are being deployed in the rain-battered state for rescue operations, a spokesman of the force said. Each team has about 45 personnel.

17:58 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Union Home Minister to visit Kerala

As the situation in Kerala is grim amid heavy rains, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the state on August 12, ANI reported.

17:51 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Rainfall decreases around Mullaperiyar dam area

Rainfall around Mullaperiyar dam has recorded a decrease since yesterday.

17:48 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
5,00,000 litres gush water/second

As all the 5 shutters of Cheruthoni dam have been opened in the wake of heavy rainfall, water volume has increased to 5,00,000 litres per second.

16:37 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Rainfall intensity to increase on August 13, 15

'The ongoing rainfall activity over Kerala, Karnataka and Ghat areas of Tamilnadu is likely to reduce in intensity from today. However, a furtherincrease in the intensity of rainfall is likely during 13th­15th August in association with a fresh surge of monsoon westerlies,'  said IMD forecast.

16:25 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Puducherry Chief Minister extends help

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy spoke over phone to Pinarayi Vijayan and assured him of all help to tackle the situation there in the wake of torrential rains.

16:21 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Monsoon fury in Kerala a part of 'global phenomena,' says former ISRO chief

Eminent scientist and former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair believes the monsoon fury in Kerala might be a part of "global phenomena" but local factors like deforestation and "invasion" of mountain slopes contributed significantly to flash floods and landslips in the state, PTI reported.

16:12 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Cheruthoni town worst affected

With all the five floodgates of the Idukki dam opened, water is rushing down the Periyar lake causing huge loss to the crops and properties. The worst affected is the Cheruthoni town, located nearest to the dam.

15:40 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Navy put on alert

The Navy has put on alert its Southern Naval Command in view of the rising water level in Periyar river in Kerala and a possible inundation of parts of Wellingdon Island, surrounded by the backwaters of Kochi. "We will take all necessary steps to ensure that important installations in the island are not affected," a defence spokesperso'n.

15:38 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Kochi airport resumes operations

In a cheering news, Cochin International Airport authorities have announced that operations, which were closed due to heavy rains, have been restored

14:23 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Idukki opens all 5 shutters

Idukki Dam authorities have opened all 5 shutters; water gush at 4 lakh litre per second. An alert announced to people living along the banks of Cheruthoni and Periyar rivers.

14:13 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
CPIM demands military assistance

CPI(M) leader P Karunakaran said six districts in the state have been badly affected. At least 20 people have died in the Idukki district due to heavy rains and floods, while five people lost their lives in Wayanad, he said demanding military assistance.

14:12 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Wayanad cut off from rest of Kerala

Congress MP K C Venugopal said Wayanad district in the state has been cut off from the rest of Kerala due to landslides. "For the first time, shutters of 22 dams were opened to release excess water while water from the Idukki reservoir was also released after 26 years, flooding the Periyar River," Venugopal said and demanded a special financial package for the state.

14:11 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
60 stranded in Munnar resort

Around 60 people are stranded in a resort in Munnar after the roads to the resort got blocked due to a landslide

14:10 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Rajnath Singh's assurance

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that the central government will "provide all necessary assistance to" Kerala. Singh said that MoS, Home Ministry, Kiren Rijiju has gone for a survey of the affected areas. Singh said this during the Zero Hour.

12:58 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
CM expresses satisfaction

CM Pinarayi Vijayan reviewed the efforts taken to tackle the rain havoc. The meeting expressed satisfaction at the flood relief efforts being carried out by Army, Navy, Air Force, NDRF & Coast Guard.

12:43 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Picturesque Idukki dam

12:41 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Kerala CM's big decision

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has cancelled all programmes till 12th of August. He will remain in capital to lead the coordination of rain relief efforts.

12:40 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Idukki alert

 
Fourth shutter of Idukki dam is likely to be opened. Earlier this morning, two more shutters of Idukki dam were opened, increasing the water flow into Periyar river to 125 cuses (1,25,000 ltres/sec)

11:36 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
CM Pinarayi Vijayan holds meeting to review

CM Vijayan holds a meeting with police and revenue officials to review the flood situation in Kerala. Meanwhile, Idukki water level reaches 2401.34 feet.

10:45 (IST) 10 Aug 2018
Thunderstorms alert

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin at 8 am, thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds are likely to affect Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Wayanad districts.

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