Mudslides at five locations in Kottayam; water levels of Meenachil, Manimalayar rise alarmingly


Kottayam

Kottayam: Several places in Kottayam were flooded on Tuesday due to the incessant rainfalls. The water level in Meenachil and Manimalayar rivers increased critically. Among them, an alarming situation exists in the regions including Cheppad and Teekoyi near Meenachil. Many places in Pala town remain waterlogged.

Mudslides were reported in five different locations in Kottayam. Kadapuzha, Irumapra, Kavanasseri, Vellara and Mankombu in Moonnilavu panchayat, and Kavali and Moopanmala in Koottickal panchayat were affected by mudslides.

Floods hit Kottaramattom and regions in front of the Bishop House. The merchants have shifted their possessions from the shops in areas vulnerable to floods on the previous day itself.

Meanwhile, the Kottayam district collector PK Jayasree has issued an order prohibiting all mining activities here.

Control room numbers

District- taluk control rooms functioning for 24 hours opened in Kottayam following the heavy rainfall.

District emergency operations centre- 0481 2565400, 2566300, 9446562236, 9188610017

Taluk Control Rooms

Meenachil- 04822 212325

Changanassery- 0481 2420037

Kottayam- 0481 2568007, 2565007

Kanjirappally- 04828 202331

Vaikom- 04829 231331

KSEB Control Rooms

KSEB has opened control rooms in view of the continuous rainfall recorded in the state.

KSEB Control room numbers- 9496008062, 9496018398, 9496018400

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