Torrential rains in Malabar region; NDRF teams reach state
Kozhikode: Heavy rainfall in Malabar region of Kerala has led to the rise in water levels of Chaliyar and Iruvazhinji rivers. People living in Thiruvambadi and Karassery regions have been instructed to stay cautious. There are also threats of landslides happening in the mountainous regions.
Four people, including two children, died in Wayanad and Malappuram districts. The heavy rainfall and winds have also caused widespread destruction. Landslides have been reported in Mattara forest in Kannur and Manikkadavu. Mattara bridges are already under water. With heavy rainfall continuing unabated, four units of the National Disaster Relief Force have reached Kerala. More units are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Red alert has been sounded in Wayanad and Kozhikode on Thursday due to the possibility of very heavy rainfall. Heavy rains have been reported in Thamarassery region as well. There have been landslides in the Nilambur area. Relief camps have been opened in Kurumbalangod school in Nilambur under these circumstances. 30 families in the region have already been shifted to these relief camps.
People living in Iruttu Kuthi, Vaniyambalam, Kumbalappara and Tharippodi colonies have been isolated after Munderi bridge in Malappuram district was destroyed. People have been warned to stay alert in Muvattupuzhayar, Kuttanpuzha, Kadavur and Neriamangalam regions. Locals have been asked to shift to relief camps due to landslide threats in some of these areas.