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  1. Kerala flood: No heavy rainfall for next five days, says IMD

Kerala flood: No heavy rainfall for next five days, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department on Sunday said that there is no expectation of heavy rainfall for the next five days in Kerala. As Kerala is grappling with worst floods of the century, the IMD has not issued Red Alert for Sunday.

By: | Updated:Aug 19, 2018 5:52 pm
NDRF rescue operation in Kerala. (Twitter)

Kerala flood: The India Meteorological Department on Sunday said that there is no expectation of heavy rainfall for the next five days in Kerala. As Kerala is grappling with worst floods of the century, the IMD has not issued Red Alert for Sunday. President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday assured full support to the people of Kerala. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state to take stock the flood situation. He along with CM Pinarayi Vijayan conducted an aerial survey and announced an interim relief of Rs 500 crore. However, Kerala government had demanded Rs 2000 crore immediate assistance. PM Modi also announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured from the PM’s National Relief Fund. According to government records, more than 300 people have lost their lives and more than 6 lakh people are living in shelter camps.

Moreover, several state governments have come forward to help Kerala, assistance in cash and kind have been provided. The UAE has also offered help. The Indian Army, Navy, Airforce, as well as NDRF and state forces, have been engaged in rescue efforts and relief materials are provided to the people who are yet to be rescued. CM Pinarayi Vijayan has appealed to people to donate to the state. Thousands of volunteers from across the country are working hard to manage the supply chain of essentials for the people of the state.

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  • 17:12 (IST)

    Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal appeals food processing industries to donate processed food products

    According to PTI, in a statement, Badal said the flood-affected people of Kerala, thousands of whom have been rendered homeless, need processed food items urgently. She said the Food Processing Ministry has nominated two officers to coordinate this effort and that the industries could contact them to make the desired donations. The officers are Joint Secretary Parag Gupta (9650872875) and Deputy Secretary Atyanand (9891614895).

  • 16:56 (IST)

    IAF C-17 aircraft crew working 24x7

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Community kitchen set up at Cochin University by Navy personnel

    A community kitchen has been set up at Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Kalamassery by a team of 21 Navy personnel. The kitchen has provided 50000 meals over last 3 days to flood affected people, with support from students & local administration. - ANI

  • 14:51 (IST)

    58 of our NDRF teams are deployed across 8 districts of the state: NDRF DG

    58 of our NDRF teams are deployed across 8 districts of the state. They're carrying out rescue & evacuation work & extending medical emergency aids. Now that rain has subsided to some extent, our teams are being relocated partly to worst-affected areas, said NDRF DG- ANI

  • 14:49 (IST)

    Additional personnel and assets deployed today morning

  • 14:46 (IST)

    Airlines have been advised to cap the maximum fare around Rs. 10,000 for longer routes and around Rs. 8,000 for shorter routes: Suresh Prabhu

    Accordingly, airlines have been advised to cap the maximum fare around Rs. 10,000 for longer routes and around Rs. 8,000 for shorter routes to/from Kerala and nearby airports.

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Additional flights deployed in Kerala: Suresh Prabhu

  • 13:56 (IST)

    President commended the resilience shown by the people of Kerala: CMO Kerala

    "The Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind called Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over phone and inquired about rescue efforts. The Hon'ble President commended the resilience shown by the people of Kerala during this crisis."

  • 13:53 (IST)

    Watch: NDRF evacuates pregnant woman in Thrissur

  • 13:48 (IST)

    President assures full support to Kerala

    President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Governor & CM of Kerala & inquired about the flood situation. He acknowledged the grit & resilience of people of Kerala in coming together in this trying hour. Assured the people of the state that entire nation was with them.

  • 13:47 (IST)

    President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Governor & CM

  • 12:12 (IST)

    Orange alert issued for 10 districts

    Red alert withdrawn for all districts of Kerala today. Orange alert issued for 10 districts, yellow alert for 2 districts. Rescue operations underway across the state-ANI

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Veterinary Hospital converted to a relief shelter in Vandiperiyar

  • 10:48 (IST)

    At 10 am today, the water level in the Idukki reservoir was 2402.28 ft

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Declare financial aid for Kerala: NCP, Congress to Maharashtra CM

    The leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde today asked the state government to help Kerala which has been ravaged by the worst floods in almost a century. He asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to announce financial assistance for the southern state and also urged the Centre to declare the floods there a national disaster.- PTI

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Odisha announces Rs 5 crores for Kerala

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an aid of Rs 5 crores for flood-hit Kerala from Chief Minister Relief Fund. He has also announced that 245 fire personnel with boats will be sent to Kerala for rescue operations.- ANI

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Demanded more helicopters & boats from Centre: CM

    CM Pinarayi Vijayan: PM conducted aerial survey to get first-hand knowledge about flood. Our helicopter could not go to some places due to inclement weather. He has announced Rs500 crore&all possible help. We thanked him & demanded more helicopters & boats- ANI

  • 14:00 (IST)

    Watch: Garud Commandos carrying out rescue operation

  • 13:14 (IST)

    Update on Chengannur

    Attempts to rescue the stranded are on a war-footing basis. 4 helicopters, 5 military boats & 65 fishing boats are part of operations. Four 100-member strong army teams have been deployed. Food is being supplied using helicopters- CMO Kerala

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Deploy more forces for rescue efforts: Shashi Tharoor

    "I trust that @PMOIndia will urgently deploy more army, navy , airforce & NDRF to Kerala. Rescue is the priority. @indiannavy helicopters are doing a great job. For many, today is the last chance to be saved alive. Relief assistance is coming but that's for those already rescued."

  • 12:49 (IST)

    NDRF, BSF, CISF and RAF deployed: PM Modi

  • 12:47 (IST)

    Centre is providing all possible assistance to Kerala: PM Modi

    Centre is providing all possible assistance to Kerala. This includes financial assistance, providing food grains and medicines. We have asked the NHAI, NTPC, PGCIL to render all possible assistance and cater to basic infrastructure needs in the wake of the floods. 

  • 12:45 (IST)

    I salute the people of Kerala: PM Narendra Modi after aerial survey

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Achankovil river overflowing in Alappuzha

    Shaukat, a villager says, "The area has been completely flooded. I have lost almost everything I had. The water level is increasing with every passing hour."

  • 11:46 (IST)

    Congress President demands Kerala floods be declared as National Disaster

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded from the Modi government that Kerala floods be declared as National Disaster. "Please declare Kerala floods a National Disaster without any delay. The lives, livelihood and future of millions of our people is at stake," tweeted Rahul Gandhi

  • 11:41 (IST)

    Kerala has suufered a loss of Rs 19,512 crore, CM requests immediate assistance of Rs 2000 crore from the Centre

  • 11:11 (IST)

    Not asking for Army rule: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala

    Unthinkable to suggest I am asking for Army rule, is that even logical in a democracy like ours? I have been asking for more military forces since days repeatedly, why did the state government delay? Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala

  • 11:10 (IST)

    We are not playing politics, fully cooperating with the government: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala

    We are not playing politics at a time like this. We have been fully cooperating with the state government. I also spoke to PM Narendra Modi regarding the Kerala flood relief efforts needed. Many lapses on the part of the state govt but I will not go into it at a time like this. We also need more military and para-military forces. Request Indian Medical Associations, clubs, individuals to come forward to help, the 'rebuilding' of Kerala is not going be easy: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala

  • 11:08 (IST)

    Situation grave in Kuttanad

    Situation in Kuttanad is very grave, more than 30,000 people affected, we had raised the issue for more help from 'sena': Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala

  • 11:08 (IST)

    On August 15, I told CM to call armed forces, but he did not: Kerala leader of opposition

    On Aug 15th, I told CM Pinarayi Vijayan to call in for armed forces, but he did not do so. I repeated my request several times. We are saying this as representatives of the people, we are seeing hundreds of people suffer now: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala #KeralaFloodRelief 
     

17:14 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
For next 5 days there won't be heavy rainfall in Kerala: IMD
17:12 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal appeals food processing industries to donate processed food products

According to PTI, in a statement, Badal said the flood-affected people of Kerala, thousands of whom have been rendered homeless, need processed food items urgently. She said the Food Processing Ministry has nominated two officers to coordinate this effort and that the industries could contact them to make the desired donations. The officers are Joint Secretary Parag Gupta (9650872875) and Deputy Secretary Atyanand (9891614895).

16:56 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
IAF C-17 aircraft crew working 24x7
16:29 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Telangana Home Minister gives cheque of Rs 25 Crore to Kerala CM

Home Minister of Telangana Naini Narshimha Reddy handed over a cheque of Rs 25 Crore to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan earlier today.

16:27 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Community kitchen set up at Cochin University by Navy personnel

A community kitchen has been set up at Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Kalamassery by a team of 21 Navy personnel. The kitchen has provided 50000 meals over last 3 days to flood affected people, with support from students & local administration. - ANI

14:51 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
58 of our NDRF teams are deployed across 8 districts of the state: NDRF DG

58 of our NDRF teams are deployed across 8 districts of the state. They're carrying out rescue & evacuation work & extending medical emergency aids. Now that rain has subsided to some extent, our teams are being relocated partly to worst-affected areas, said NDRF DG- ANI

14:49 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Additional personnel and assets deployed today morning
14:47 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
DGCA is constantly monitoring airfares: Suresh Prabhu

DGCA is constantly monitoring airfares on 32 direct routes operating to/from Trivandrum, Calicut, Coimbatore & Mangalore. Monitoring done on Aug 18 has revealed that max. fares on the shorter routes range from Rs. 3034 to Rs 8000 and Rs. 4757 to around Rs 10000 for longer routes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
14:46 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Airlines have been advised to cap the maximum fare around Rs. 10,000 for longer routes and around Rs. 8,000 for shorter routes: Suresh Prabhu

Accordingly, airlines have been advised to cap the maximum fare around Rs. 10,000 for longer routes and around Rs. 8,000 for shorter routes to/from Kerala and nearby airports.

14:45 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Additional flights deployed in Kerala: Suresh Prabhu
14:45 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Additional flights deployed in Kerala: Suresh Prabhu
13:56 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
President commended the resilience shown by the people of Kerala: CMO Kerala

"The Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind called Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over phone and inquired about rescue efforts. The Hon'ble President commended the resilience shown by the people of Kerala during this crisis."

13:54 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
13:53 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Watch: NDRF evacuates pregnant woman in Thrissur
13:48 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
President assures full support to Kerala

President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Governor & CM of Kerala & inquired about the flood situation. He acknowledged the grit & resilience of people of Kerala in coming together in this trying hour. Assured the people of the state that entire nation was with them.

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