380 people in relief camps in Ernakulam; all precautions taken, assures collector
Kochi: Ernakulam district collector S Suhas informed that 380 people of 202 families were shifted to 11 relief camps in the district. Police and health workers are deployed in each camp. He noted that the relief camps were opened as part of the preventive measures to counter flood and other disasters during heavy rain.
Meanwhile, Ernakulam district recorded 73.53 mm rain in the last 24 hours. The water level increased in major rivers like Periyar and Muvvattupuzha and this triggered a flood warning in the district. At the same time, the district collector assured that there is no need to worry about the present situation in the district.
After examining the situation, the district authority opened relief camps at Kothamangalam region which is prone to landslides during rain. As part of preventive measures, 137 people are already accommodated at 6 camps in Kothamangalam. COVID-19 protocol is strictly followed in all camps. People above 60 years and children are accommodated separately under four sections.
30 families in Muvattupuzha Ilahia colony were shifted to relief camps. In Eloor municipality, 49 families including women and children were taken to relief camps. The houses in Eloor municipality started to be inundated from Thursday night. Following this, the people were shifted to two camps on Friday around 3 am.
Idamula ward here is a low-lying area close to the river. The ward councillor reported that 18 families from Idamula are housed at the camp opened in IAC union office and 31 families are housed at Kuttikkattukara GUP school.
Meanwhile, the district collector informed that in view of continuous incidents of rough sea in Chellanam, measures are taken to keep people safe and avert a disaster.