Kerala flood Updates - Kochi airport Suspends its Operations, 33 more dams opened

Kerala flood Updates: Kochi airport Suspends its Operations, 33 more dams opened

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Situations in Kerala become worse to worst as rain continue in Wednesday as well. 4 more people are died in the Kerala Flood, making total of 43 people in total deaths so far. Due to heavy rain in the state, authorities were forced to open 33 more dams in many places. It make the situations worst in the state.

Doors of damalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir were opened and huge amount of water is released. People living around the area’s are evacuated and shifted to safe places. Authorities said that leaves of all revenue department officials are cancel.

Heavy rain cause the rivers overflow and landslides at many places. Whether department inform that there are chances of more rain in the state.

However due to the heavy rain & Flood around, all flights at Cochin International Airport cancelled on Wednesday till 2 pm.
There is official announcement from Kochi Airport that they suspend Arrival operations from 4 am to 7 am today. This airport is situated near to the Periyar river bank. We are continuously review the situations and will take further actions accordingly.

Cochin International Airport suspended its to/from operations till 1400 hrs. This decision is taken due to the heavy rain an flood like situation near the airport.

Mr. Yusuff Ali M.A donate Dh3 million for Kerala flood victims

Mr. Yusuff Ali M.A, who is a UAE based billionaire donate Dh3 million for Kerala flood victims to the Kerala chief minister’s relief fund.
He is the owner of LuLu hypermarkets said,”This is one of the worst times for Kerala and my heart goes out to the people whose suffering are beyond imagination”. Also, “I just pray and hope that we all come together at these testing times and do whatever we can to bring some solace to the lives of millions of our brothers and sisters”.

Indian Army Help for for Kerala flood victims

Five columns of Army are already deploy to the seven flood affected northern districts. Indian Navy’s southern command is already helping people by making bridges. Water level in Periyar river rose due to the various dam opened. Total 43 peopple died so far due to the flood and heavy rain in the various parts of state. More than 55,000 people shift to 439 relief camps across the state. There is strict warning for tourists not to enter the Idukki district. Also warning for people living nearby Periyar river in Kochi, and Cheruthoni river in Idukki for overflow of the river banks.

Heavy rain caused the water level increase in the Idamalayar and Idukki dams in Kerala late Tuesday night. A police official said that evacuation of around 5,000 people living to these places have been started. A red alert issue to the Idukki and its neighbor districts in case more water to release from Idukki reservoir. 24 reservoirs have reached the maximum water capacity out of the state’s 58 dams. Though this force officials to release more water by opening more gates at dams. Three gates of the Idukki reservoir are open, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni dam are lifted on Friday.

An official inform that we request to the people living near to the area to move out to safe places. Sick and age people are move by government officials.
State Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran inform that 50 tourists, which including 24 foreigners also rescued from the Plum Judy resort at Munnar. All are take to the safe place.

Kerala Chief Minister visit for Kerala flood victims :

Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister already reviewed the flood situations and rescue work done by Indian Army, Navy forces , Air Force, Coast Guard and the NDRF. Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan said, due to increase water in the Idukki dam, officials are force to release three times more water. It will surely increase the water level in the Periyar river and others also. He request people to stay vigilant. Vijayan already cancel all his public functions and monitor the situations.

Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi have already words with Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister and offered the all possible assistance to all the affected people in the state.
As per the official data, 2,406 villages affect in 14 districts by rain and flood. More than 26,400 hectares of crops damage in the state.

Check more information at , Kerala Flood Latest Updates : Death Toll, Financial help, Helpline Numbers

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