Heavy rain intensifies; many people relocated; traffic disrupted; relief camps opened
Kozhikode: Heavy rain and wind continues to lash different parts of the state. The hillside regions in the northern districts are under threat of landslide. Many families were relocated to safe shelters in view of rain hazards.
Trees were uprooted in heavy rain and gusty wind disrupting traffic in many places. A woman died in Attappady after a tree fell on her. Following heavy rain, Malappuram district is under threat of flood. Traffic has been disrupted in Nilambur due to flash flooding in the town. Nilambur witnessed the flood havoc on August 8 last year.
Many tribal colonies in Kuttampuzha panchayat in Ernakulam was isolated. Severe sea agitation is experienced in the coastal regions of the state. The collectors of Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram, Idukki and Kottayam have declared holiday for all educational institutions in the districts.
In Kozhikode, more damages and losses were reported from Vadakara and Thamarassery taluks. Many people were shifted to relief camps. Traffic has been disrupted on Kuttiady-Wayanad ghat route due to mudslide. The water level in Iruvazhanji and Chaliyar river is increasing. People in the places where landslips occurred last year are being shifted to safe locations.
Heavy rain is continuing in the catchment area of Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad. If the rain continues, the shutters will have to be opened on Friday. Nine relief camps are opened in Wayanad. 500 people have been relocated already. Rain is intensifying in Idukki, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts.