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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.

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