Rain wreaks havoc in Kerala, several areas flooded; three dead

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At slightest 3 people, including 2 children, died successful rain-related accidents successful Kerala Tuesday arsenic respective districts experienced dense flooding and waterlogging nether the interaction of a cyclonic circulation implicit the East Central Arabian Sea.

Diyana Fathima (7) and Lubana Fathima (6 months) died aft a information of their location collapsed owed to dense rainfall successful Pallikkal panchayat adjacent Karippur successful Malappuram territory astir 5 americium Tuesday. Their parents and different members of the household were unhurt.

In Kollam territory successful confederate Kerala, Govindraj, an property labourer successful Nagamala adjacent Thenmala, drowned successful a watercourse whose waters roseate rapidly owed to the dense showers.

Commuters marque mode done the water-logged roads successful Kozhikode, Kerala. (Express Photo)

The IMD has issued a codification orangish alert, indicating ‘isolated dense to precise heavy’ rainfall for 9 retired of the 14 districts connected Tuesday and Wednesday, including Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragode.

The codification orangish alert has been issued for 5 districts connected Thursday. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Kottayam volition acquisition lone mean rainfall.

The IMD had said connected October 10, “A cyclonic circulation lies implicit East Central Arabian Sea and extends upto mid tropospheric level tilting southwestwards with height. It is precise apt to persist during the adjacent 3 to 4 days and an east-west trough astatine little levels runs from cyclonic circulation implicit northbound Andaman oversea to cyclonic circulation implicit eastbound cardinal Arabian Sea. Under its influence, isoslated and precise dense rainfall is precise apt implicit Kerala and Mahe from October 12 to October 14.”

According to IMD data, the Karippur airdrome presumption successful Malappuram recorded the heaviest rainfall of 254.9 mm, followed by Kozhikode metropolis presumption with 216 mm and Kannur presumption with 166.2 mm. Punalur presumption successful Kollam territory besides recorded an excess of 100 mm rainfall.

Commuters wade done a waterlogged roadworthy during dense rainfall successful Kozhikode, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (PTI Photo)

On Tuesday, dense rainfall caused flooding and waterlogging successful assorted parts of the state. Many areas of Kozhikode metropolis and suburbs were affected by the waterlogging and dozens of homes, particularly successful agrarian and coastal areas, submerged underwater.

Kozhikode Collector Dr Narasimhugari TL Reddy announced that power rooms person been opened astatine the taluk level to code the woes of radical battling waterlogging and flooding. Camps person besides been opened successful Kozhikode, Koyilandy and Vadakara taluks. Warning of heavier rainfall for the adjacent 4 days successful the district, the Collector said radical successful low-lying areas adjacent rivers and streams indispensable relocate to homes of their relatives oregon camps opened by the authorities if they consciousness the information of flooding. He said radical indispensable amusement a willingness to relocate to camps successful areas with threats of landslide and landslip.

In Thrissur district, areas astir Athirappilly and Chalakudy witnessed dense flooding reminiscent of the 2019 monsoon. The Athirappilly tourer centre and the waterfall was closed to the public, with the Chalakudy stream flowing successful spate.

Thrissur Collector Haritha V Kumar said that power rooms person been opened successful 7 taluks of the district. Ten houses were wholly submerged successful the Koodapuzha area, and the families successful those homes person been shifted to adjacent camps. She said the postulation connected the Chalakudy-Malakkapara roadworthy was suspended aft the country was flooded.

Rehabilitation measures were taken astatine a gathering convened by Revenue Minister and district-in-charge K Rajan.

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