Rainfall continues; relief camps, control rooms opened in Kozhikode


Kozhikode: Following incessant heavy rain, Kozhikode District Disaster Management Authority has opened control rooms in the district. In case of emergency, people can contact at these numbers: Kozhikode-0495 2371002, Toll Free-1077, Taluk Control Room Numbers: Kozhikode-0495 2372966. Koyilandy-0496 2620235, Vadakara-0496 2522361, Thamarassery-0495 2223088.

Relief camps were opened at four places in Kozhikode taluk. The camps have been set up at Civil Station UP School, Vengeri UP School and Providence College in Vengeri Village and at Puthiyangadi GMUP School in Puthiyangadi Village.

Several houses at Puthiyangadi, Pantheerankavu, Nellikode, Kachcheri, Chevayur, Valayanad and Vengeri were waterlogged. The camp was set up for the people here who could not relocate to safe places.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain in all the districts of Kerala in the next three hours. They have also warned fishermen not to venture into the sea from Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts from October 12 to 14.

The Chittoor Irrigation Subdivision Assistant Executive Engineer said that the shutters of the Meenkara dam could be opened at any time as the rains continue in the catchment area of ​​the dam. The current water level in the dam is 156.09 metres. The maximum water level is 156.36 metres. The assistant executive engineer alerted the people living on the banks of the river.

Also, the Assistant Executive Engineer said that the river sluice shutter at Shiruvani Dam will be raised to 50 cm. The river sluice shutter is currently 20 cm wide open. The current water level of the dam is 876.82 metres. "People living on the banks of the Shiruvani and Bhavani rivers should be vigilant," the assistant executive engineer said.

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