Kozhikode: Heavy rain is reported in various districts across Kerala on Wednesday. Malappuram and Kozhikode districts where IMD sounded red alert have been receiving extremely heavy rain on Wednesday. Various parts of Palakkad, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts are also receiving heavy rainfall.
The rainfall intensified in the state from Tuesday night. According to reports, heavy rain continues to lash the state on Wednesday morning too. Though rainfall receded in hilly regions in the state, coastal areas have been receiving heavy rainfall.
At the same time, even slight rains are affecting the search operations to find the missing people in the landside at Kavalapara. So far, over 35,000 people have been shifted to relief camps across the state.
The heavy rain and flash floods affected transportation in the state. Roads were destructed and bridges were washed away.
Creating panic among the residents, soil piping or tunnel erosion were reported in Mukkadanmala. People were shifted to safer places from here as there are chances for landslide.
Meenachil river is in spate in Kottayam. As Pala-Erattupetta road was inundated, traffic was also interrupted. However, eastern regions of Ernakulam district have been receiving extremely heavy rain from Tuesday night.
As Manikandan Chapath is flooded, most of the tribal hamlets are stranded. Jankar service from Blavana was stopped. There was slight rise in the water level at Bhoothathankettu dam and Idamalayar dam.
Heavy rain is lashing Alappuzha district. Meanwhile, high-level areas Thalavadi, Edathua and Neelamperoor are also inundated. At the same time, reconstruction of the destructed bunds will start on Wednesday. Water level is rising at rivers and other water resources.
In Pathanmthitta district, water level rose to above 10 feet in Pamba river. Various parts of Ranni are flooded. Achan Kovil river is also in spate.