Water level likely to rise by 4 feet in Chengannur, alerts MLA Saji Cheriyan
Chengannur: MLA Saji Cheriyan alerted that water level is likely to go up by 4 feet in Chengannur as heavy rains continue to lash the area and shutters of Pamba dam are open. He informed that over 120 relief camps were opened in the area and all necessary precautions were taken. Six shutters of the dam were opened by 2 feet.
“There is no concern over opening of shutters of Pamba dam. We have taken all the necessary precautions to manage the flood. Thousands of people were shifted to more than 100 camps. Over 10,000 people had shifted to their relatives’ houses,” he added.
He pointed out that the water level in the Pamba river is expected to rise 7 pm. Hence, the water level in nearby areas will go up by 4 feet.
“People residing in low-lying areas have been completely shifted to safe places. Camps are equipped with all facilities. Availability of food is assured in each camp. Medical teams are also deployed and police surveillance also ensured,” informed the MLA.
“In this year Chengannur will not suffer like 2018 floods. Vehicles in all houses were taken to safe spots. Passport, ration card and other documents in each house were kept safe. Domestic animals were also shifted. Hence, there is no need to worry about a disaster,” pointed out the MLA.
He informed that COVID-19 protocol is strictly followed while taking every step to counter flood.
Elderly, children and pregnant women were shifted to relatives’ house as part of COVID-19 protocol.