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

By: | Updated:Aug 19, 2018 5:52 pm

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.

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.

13:47 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind spoke to Governor & CM

13:46 (IST) 19 Aug 2018

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13:41 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Kindly forward only messages that are valid: CM Office

Attention:Efforts are in progress to save even the last person stranded. Many of the requests coming to helpline numbers are for people who are already rescued. Sending erroneous information can only delay rescue efforts. Kindly forward only messages that are valid

12:12 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
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) 19 Aug 2018
Veterinary Hospital converted to a relief shelter in Vandiperiyar
10:49 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Watch: Part of Kollidam bridge in Trichy collapses
10:48 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
At 10 am today, the water level in the Idukki reservoir was 2402.28 ft
06:00 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
240 Bhubaneswar fire service personnel to reach Kerala in Air Force plane
05:51 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda visits the flood affected Kodagu
04:24 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Visuals of relief operations in Kerala
02:36 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Seven Lakh litres of water on way to Kerala from Maharashtra
02:29 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Visuals of rescue operations in Kerala
01:50 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Canadian PM condoles to all those who have lost their loved one
01:48 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
35 people were rescued from landslide hit Nelliampathi

Thirty-five people were rescued from landslide hit Nelliampathi and were provided shelter at a government high school in Nemmara on Saturday.

00:16 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Three more NDRF teams deployed in Kerala

Three more NDRF teams have been deployed in Kerala. They moved from Pune to Kerala earlier today. 4 teams were sent to the state earlier.

Currently, 7 NDRF teams are working on the rescue operations in the state.

00:11 (IST) 19 Aug 2018
Kerala suffers from a loss of Rs 19,512 crores due to floods
23:43 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Chhattisgarh gives Rs 10 crore aid, including rice, to flood-hit Kerala

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today announced assistance of Rs 10 crore, including rice worth Rs 7 crore, for flood-hit Kerala. A government release informed that efforts were on to ensure the rice could be transported by train to Kerala by tomorrow, reported PTI.

23:34 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Maharashtra Congress MLAs, MLCs to donate their month’s salary

Congress legislators in Maharashtra have decided to donate a month’s salary towards relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said all Congress members of the Assembly and the Legislative Council will donate a month’s salary for relief work in the southern state.

22:06 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Telangana Municipal Administration & IT Minister KT Rama Rao offers help

Besides Telangana state govt contribution of Rs 25 Cr to Kerala, I personally pledge my 1 month salary to flood relief. I request my colleague legislators to also contribute as much as possible:Telangana Municipal Administration & IT Minister KT Rama Rao

21:34 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announces financial assistance

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announces financial assistance of Rs 10 crores from the state government for flood-hit Kerala.

20:41 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh announces help

I spoke to Kerala CM today. We've decided that a train full of rice worth around Rs 7.5 crores will leave for Kerala tomorrow. 3 crores will be provided in cash. Doctors, soldiers & even public of our state is ready to go there to help: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh.

20:37 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Red Alert

Red Alert issued for tomorrow in Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam

20:37 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Trivendra Singh Rawat announces Rs 5 crores help

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announces Rs 5 crores from the state government for flood-hit Kerala. The Chief Minister will also donate his one month salary for relief operations.

18:40 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
JP Nadda speaks

"Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda is monitoring Kerala Floods situation on a continuous basis. GoI is coordinating with Kerala and working towards providing them medicines needed for post-flood prevention of vector borne diseases."

18:37 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Operation Madad

Operation Madad scaled up for rescue in many parts of Kerala. SNC rescue teams augmented by Gemini boats, divers and other resources from both Eastern and Western Naval Commands of the India Navy. 72 diving teams deployed across multiple locations in Kerala.

18:37 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Operation Madad

Air rescue has been carried out at various places of the 3 badly affected districts;Thrissur, Ernakulam and Pathanamthitta, in Kerala. Various aircraft including ALH, Sea King, Chetak and MI 17 (of IAF) rescued more than 154 people till now.

17:29 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Piyush Goyal tweets

We are concerned about well being of people affected by Kerala floods&Central Govt. is committed to providing all possible help. Railways will now provide free transportation of relief material for Kerala through various State Govt. agencies, PSUs and other Govt agencies: Piyush Goyal

16:39 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Yogi Adityanath announces help

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announces Rs. 15 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund for flood-hit Kerala.

15:48 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Gujarat announces help to Kerala

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announces Rs. 10 crores from Chief Minister Relief Fund for flood-hit Kerala.

15:35 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Suresh Prabhu Tweets

"Out of 71 arrivals,74 departures scheduled domestic airlines to/from #Kochi 23 arr,24 dep have rescheduled&additional 19 arr/dep mounted to/from Trivandrum, Calicut and Coimbatore9foreign carriers operating to Cochin also rescheduled their flights to/from Trivandrum."

15:35 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Suresh Prabhu Tweets

Kerela flights update from MOCA In view of closure of #Kochi airport,to ensure passengers are not inconvenienced,DGCA has asked scheduled domestic airlines to mount additional flights.#KerelaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief #KeralaFloodRescue We are constantly on,throughout , non stop

15:34 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Suresh Prabhu Tweets

"Today possibility of using naval air base at #kochi is being explored.Directed DGCA, teams have gone there for evaluation. Should get report by evening sir.We are working with other arms of Govt to get all things coordinated and sorted out Kerala Flood Relief"

15:11 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
Supplementary nutrition ‘Balamrutham’ dispatched from Hyderabad

The first lot of Supplementary nutrition ‘Balamrutham’ (nearly 100 MTs) being despatched from Hyderabad to Trivandrum, as part of relief work being carried out by Ministry of Women and Child Development, in collaboration with the Govt of Telangana.

15:03 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
NDRF rescue operation in Pathnamitta district

NDRF rescue operation at Kaiputtor, Distt Pathnamitta #NDRF reacue operation at Kaiputtor, Distt Pathnamitta Kerala pic.twitter.com/fSpQ5xBSga— NDRF (@NDRFHQ) August 18, 2018

15:00 (IST) 18 Aug 2018
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

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