The incessant rain has claimed five lives and wreaked havoc in different parts of the district. According to the District Administration, destruction to the tune Rs 5.78 crore has been reported in the district. Deputy Collector Pauline P V said five people, including two fishermen, have died in rain havoc. “Two people died in Perumbavoor, two in Muvattupuzha and one in Aluva,” she said.
Reports on damage are pouring in from different parts of the district. As per the statistics of the Disaster Management wing of the district, a loss of Rs 5.78 crore, including agriculture, was estimated from June 1 to June 26. Agriculture alone has suffered a loss of about Rs 5.37 lakh, with 68.78 hectares of land having been destroyed completely.
Pauline P V said control rooms have been opened in every taluk and district administration headquarters to coordinate the relief and rehabilitation activities. The official said that 286 houses were partially damaged. Paravur, Puthenvelikkara and Muthukunnan villages were among the worst-hit. “A loss of about Rs 24.82 lakh has been estimated. Thirteen houses were fully damaged in Palluruthy, Elankunnathupuzha, and Chendamangalam. The loss came to about Rs 15 lakh,” she said. Many wells have sunk in Aluva (east), Thiruvankulam and Karumalur areas. The loss was put at Rs 1.5 lakh.
Relief measures are on in full swing. Rs2000 each was distributed to families in the camps. “The camps in Chellanam and Kumbalangi were closed on Tuesday after completing the work,” she said. Paravur taluk has the highest number of camps with 1,160 members from 248 families. In Kumbalangi village, at Kunnukara, relief camps were set up in 17 anganwadis for 25 families. 121 families have been accommodated in Bharathiya Pattika jana Samajam building camp and the SNDP building houses 12 families. The people of Vayalkkara were shifted to these camps. The union office near IAS building houses 40 families.
Five families have been put up in Chalakka Government LP school, 40 families in Kuttikkatukara Government UP school and two families at Idayar, Binanipuram Government School.
In Puthenvelikkara village, 15 families were shifted to St Francis LP school at North Kuthiathodu. In Eloor, 45 families from Eloor panchayat colony have been moved to MES Eastern school and 17 families to Pathalam GHSS. At Kanayannur Taluk, two camps were opened in Thrikkakara North village. Eight families have been accommodated at HMT Colony School and four families at Vadakkuzha anganawadi at AKG colony.
Five families are put up at Edappally North village - GHSS. The camp started on Tuesday. In Nadama village a building of Tripunithura municipality has been converted into a relief camp. It has 18 families with 65 members. To contact control room at District Administration, call 0484 2423513. The toll-free number is 1077.