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Scenes from the floods and rescue operations in Kerala

Scenes from the floods and rescue operations in Kerala”

He added that no heavy rain will occur in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri regions and only normal monsoon rain will pour down here. Nine bodies have been retrieved from the area so far. Will take strict action against such people. The districts where a red alert was sounded are; Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod.

Congress member Rahul Gandhi on Sunday will be visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala, which is facing the wrath of heavy rainfall and landslides.

All operations at the Cochin airport were suspended on Friday as the runway area in the airport got completely waterlogged due to the floods.

A statement from the Chief Minister Office (CMO) said: "Statewide 28 people have lost their lives and other 27 have sustained injuries following the heavy rains causing a flood-like situation in the state".

He also shared that 1,08,138 persons from 29,997 families are in camps.

As per official reports, the death toll stands at 19 in Malappuram, 14 in Kozhikode and 10.in Wayanad. Those floods, dubbed the worst to hit the state in almost a century, caused billions of dollars of damage to fields, homes and other infrastructure.

Across Kerala, 1,24,464 people have been shifted to 1,111 relief camps, including 25,0028 in Kozhikode and 24,990 in Wayanad, officials said.

All schools, colleges, and educational institutes have been ordered shut till August 15 in Dakshina Kannada, Uttar Kannada, Raichur, Bagalkot, Belagavi, Chikkodi, Shivamogga, Bidar, Haveri, Kodagu, Koppal, Yadgir, Kalaburgi, Dharwad, Ballari, Hassan, Udupi, and Gadag districts due to continuous rains. In Maharashtra, where 30 people have been killed, hundreds are still waiting to be rescued after six days of rescue operations in Kolhapur, one of the worst-affected districts.

At least 80 landslides have hit Kerala in two days, according to authorities, who opened the gates of Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad district on Saturday to manage water levels. "Police, armed forces, fishermen and volunteers are engaging in rescue operations.This gives us confidence to overcome this situation", Vijayan said.

"Airport is ready. Flight operations will resume at noon tomorrow". While the main camp at Meppadi high school has been filled to full capacity with 564 people from Puthumala and nearby areas, three new camps have been opened at Meppadi to accommodate the inflow of people.



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