Kerala rains: Amid rising death toll, Meteorological department predicts more rain

Published: 17th August 2018 06:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2018 09:11 PM  

Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 150 people in the state. Unofficial reports have pegged the toll at a higher count. (Photo | EPS)
Thirty people died in rain-related incidents in Kerala on Thursday. In the last 24 hours, the state received 10 times the normal rainfall. There is no relief before Saturday, the met office said. (Photo | EPS)
From Kasargod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south, all rivers are in spate and shutters of 35 dams (out of a total of 39 dams in the state), including Mullaperiyar, have been opened. (Photo |TP Sooraj/ EPS)
The Education Department has rescheduled Onam vacation for schools in the state. The holiday will be from 17 August to 29th August. (photo |Manu R Mavelil / EPS)
The situations in some hotels and restaurants are no different either. However, as the roads are blocked in the city, restocking the supplies have also become an issue which is contributing to the food shortage in the city and flood-affected areas. (Photo | EPS)
People can be seen grabbing enormous amount of food and immediate supplies. There are no vegetables, bread, eggs or even rice and wheat flour supplies in these places as people go for these commodities first. In some places, this has even caused minor arguments and disagreements. (Photo | EPS)
Through the airlifting operations, many were rescued at Muringoor. As per the data provided by the district authorities more than 5000 people are in the relief camps in Chalakudy alone. (Photo |TP Sooraj/ EPS)
Two helicopters have been continuing the rescue operations in and around Chalakudy, which was totally submerged in the flooded water. (Photo |TP Sooraj/ EPS)
Two helicopters have been continuing the rescue operations in and around Chalakudy, which was totally submerged in the flooded water. (Photo | EPS)
The National Crisis Management Committee, the apex body to handle emergency situations, also met for the second time today and directed agencies to mobilise additional resources. (Photo | TP Sooraj/EPS)
The emergency supplies collected by the District Administration at the DTPC office at Mananchira Kozhikode. (Photo | EPS/Manu R Mavelil)
People wading through flood water carrying fruits vegetables and other essentials from Aluva Market to relief camps set up in Aluva and nearby areas on Friday. (Photo |Albin Mathew /EPS)
Thousands of people have evacuated from flood-hit areas in Aluva while several others are trapped. (Photo |Albin Mathew /EPS)
The army men and local people heading the rescue operation as a family stranded at house following flood were brought to safe place at Thottumugham near Aluva on Friday. (Photo |Melton Antony /EPS)
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Relief workers taking food and necessities to the tribals stuck due to heavy rain and water logging here in Wayanad. (Photo |A Sanesh /EPS)
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