Nilambur Town inundated, buildings flooded, people evacuated
Nilambur (Malappuram): Flooding is reported in Nilambur areas after heavy rains lashed various parts of the place completely inundating Nilambur Town and the adjoining areas. Following the waterlogging, many people were evacuated and put in safer places.
The water level in Nilambur town has risen to a great level, almost to the height of a normal person. Most of the business establishments and residential houses are under water. Many residences were completely submerged in water.
Heavy rains were experienced in Nilambur town and the adjoining areas from Wednesday midnight. Moreover, the hilly areas experienced landslides which caused flooding in Nilambur.
Water level in the area keeps increasing and many have been evacuated to relief camps. There are reports that many people refuse to leave their homes hoping the water level would come down after few hours. Rescue efforts are being done to evacuate them too.
Last year, on August 8, the place witnessed deluge and the people of the area fear if there would be a repeat of last year’s disaster.