Heavy rain, winds in Vaikom; hundreds of houses damaged
Vaikkom: Heavy rain and winds caused massive destruction in Vaikom and surrounding areas. Around one hundred houses were damaged after trees fell over it, caused by the storm. More than hundred electricity posts were also damaged.
Most of the damages took place in Vaikom town, Chemmanakari, TV puram and Kothavara regions. Traffic in Vaikom has come to a halt after more than hundred trees were uprooted in the region.
Fire and Rescue Service Personnel reached the spot after a lot of difficulty. There is no electricity in the region as the transformer and electricity posts have been destroyed. It might take several days to reestablish power connection.
Vaikom Mahadeva temple also suffered damages in the heavy winds and rains. The rooftop tiles of temple oottupura, Devaswom office, Committee office flew away in the storm.
The heavy rain that started on Sunday evening lasted for more than 2 hours. Various representatives visited the damaged houses on Sunday.