A view of turbulent sea from Kozhikode beach | Photo: KK Santhosh
Kozhikode: North districts of Kerala received heavy downpour as the low pressure which formed ahead of the cyclone Tauktae moved towards the north Malabar coast. It is reported that incessant rain and strong winds continue to lash in districts from Malappuram to Kasaragod. Many houses and roads were damaged in coastal areas. People were evacuated from many places.
In Kozhikode, 310 people from 100 families were shifted to houses of relatives at Vatakara village. Meanwhile, 7 people at Thoppa in Kasaba village near Kozhikode town were shifted to relief camps.
Following the tidal wave attack in Kadalundi village, 17 families from Kappalangadi region and 2 families from the Vakkadavu region were evacuated. Beypore-Gotheeswaram road submerged following sea incursion.
A 21-member-team of NDRF is camping in Kozhikode from Friday. Meanwhile, the fishermen community are in disgust as their fishing equipment got damaged in the heavy rain.
40 houses were inundated at Chaliyam-Kadalundi Kadavu and Kappalangadi regions. Kuriyadi, Aavikkal, Mukachery, Pandikasala Valappu, Koyilandy Valappu, Purankara and Azhithala areas have been facing severe tidal wave attack.
Many fishing boats were damaged due to the tidal wave attack and low pressure in the Arabian sea.
In Azhiyoor, fishing boats anchored at the harbour were destroyed in the sea attack. Over 10 boats were damaged.
A disaster was averted as the fishermen and natives managed to remove the boats from the harbour by using a JCB. Over 50 boats were anchored in this area.
Kasaragod district has been witnessing incessant rain and tidal wave attack from Friday. Four houses were flooded at Cherangai. Two families were evacuated from the places which were inundated.
Two houses each were destroyed in Uppla coastal area and Vellarikundu taluk.
In Neeleshwaram, a house partially damaged after a coconut tree uprooted and fell on it.
Five houses at Thalassery in Kannur were partially destroyed in the natural calamity. Six families were evacuated from New Mahe, a coastal village near Thalassery. As the tidal wave attack turned more severe at Madayi village, Kannur, a family of 8 members shifted to houses of their relatives.