Kerala Floods:13 deaths on Sunday, 724,649 people sheltering in 5645 camps, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Many are still stranded in their homes with no food and sheaths of water around them at various places in Alapuzha, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts.

Published: 19th August 2018 10:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2018 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

Twenty-eight deaths were reported in Malappuram and 27 in Thrissur. (Photo | BP Deepu)

By Online Desk

Thousands of people in flood-hit areas in Kerala are battling all odds to survive as the death toll has touched 197 in the past 10 days in the second spell of monsoon fury since August 8.

Many are still stranded in their homes with no food and sheaths of water around them at various places in Alapuzha, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts.

The maximum death toll has been reported from Idukki district, where 43 people have lost their lives so far, as per official estimates.

Twenty-eight deaths were reported in Malappuram and 27 in Thrissur.

At Chengannur in Alapuzha district, at least 5,000 are stranded, according to revenue officials.

03:37 Aug 21

Cochin Airport to reopen on august 26

With the flood waters receding rapidly, the Cochin International Airport, one of the three in Kerala and the busiest, will open on August 26 - after 12 days of closure. Airport authorities have been engaged in a massive cleaning operation of the operational area that was submerged by flood waters. One side the compound wall of the airport came down after water from the swollen Periyar river and its tributaries, which received an unprecedented amount of water released by major dams, entered the complex, turning it into a virtual sea. (PTI)

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People languishing in relief camps have no clue about the future

11:05 Aug 19

Maharashtra will send 30 medical teams to Kerala tomorrow morning

10:52 Aug 19
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Maharashtra government sends 30 tonnes of relief material to Kerala today

09:29 Aug 19

Commercial flights will start operating from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

09:26 Aug 19

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to airlift 60 tonnes of emergency medicines to Kerala tomorrow

07:51 Aug 19

No heavy rains in Kerala from tomorrow, says National Disaster Management Authority

07:24 Aug 19

Odisha to provide additional Rs 5 Crore financial assistance to Kerala

07:19 Aug 19

13 deaths today, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

A total of 724,649 people are sheltering in 5,645 camps following "one of the worst ever floods" in Kerala that has claimed some 370 lives and caused widespread destruction, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday.

07:04 Aug 19

Odisha's Fire Service Personnel sent to Kerala to help

06:38 Aug 19

Donate 10 per cent of Eid budget for Kerala, says Islamic Centre on India

The Islamic Centre of India has appealed to Muslims to at least donate 10 per cent of their Eid-ul-Adha budget for flood-ravaged Kerala.
06:04 Aug 19

Pope Francis urges help, prayers for Kerala

Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by Kerala flood.

Indian citizens show placards in support of the people of Kerala during Pope Francis' Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (Photo | AP)

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Vistara to operate all Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram during August 16-26

Vistara airlines started operating all its Kochi flights to and from Thiruvananthapuram since Thursday, after the closure of Cochin International Airport.

05:46 Aug 19
Onam exams will be postponed: CM Vijayan
05:45 Aug 19

Kerala CM said in a press conference that the State's IT cell will make sure acadamic loss of students are met. 36 lakh textbooks are ready for distribution and the students will be give additional uniforms. 


 Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File Photo | EPS)

05:39 Aug 19

Landslides hit Nelliyampathy hill roads

05:34 Aug 19

 All the fishermen returning home will be honoured by local self governments, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvambadi seen flooded after heavy monsoon downpour in Kozhikode. (Photo | EPS)

05:27 Aug 19

Rainfall likely to subside in next five days: IMD

Rainfall likely to reduce further in the next five days, says India Meteorological Department  

05:15 Aug 19

Kerala CM congratulates fishermen who offered help

Kerala CM congratulates all the fishermen who took part in the rescue operations. Announces free fuel and Rs 3000 per day for those who came forward to help during the difficult time. 


05:03 Aug 19

Will provide six health inspectors to each panchayat: Kerala CM

"Each panchayat will get six health inspectors, health department will hire required people on a contract basis," says Kerala CM at a press conference. 

04:55 Aug 19

Kerala CM says restoring power supply in Kerala will take time

"Restoring electricity supply will take time as security is of prime importance right now. However, street lights will be fixed without fail," says CM Pinarayi Vijayan at a press confrence. 

04:50 Aug 19

Green chilli sold for Rs 400 per kilogram in Kochi

The worst floods to batter Kerala since 1924 have fuelled shortages and sent prices of vegetables zooming, with green chilli selling at Rs 400 a kg in Kochi and surrounding areas. (IANS)

04:26 Aug 19

J&K to donate Rs 2 crore to Kerala

Jammu and Kashmir government provides an assistance of Rs 2 crore for supporting the flood relief efforts in Kerala.
04:15 Aug 19

Rapid Action Force build a temporary bride in an effort to block flooding water in Erumachery

04:03 Aug 19
03:44 Aug 19

TVS Motor offers Rs 1 crore aid to Kerala

TVS Motor Company has contributed Rs 1 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund

03:38 Aug 19

Telangana Home Minister donates Rs 25 crore and 50 water purifiers to help flood-battered Kerala

03:29 Aug 19

Amitabh Bachchan urges people to help flood-hit Kerala

03:26 Aug 19

Indian railways to transport relief material to Kerala for free

Railways has issued a set of guidelines allowing all government organisations as well as private bodies to transport relief material to flood-ravaged Kerala for free. (PTI)

03:09 Aug 19

Kerala CM asks people to send only valid rescue requests, says erroneous information delays rescue ops

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01:40 Aug 19

Centre taking steps to ensure operations from Cochin Naval Base

Scheduled domestic airlines have mounted additional flights to/from Trivandrum, Calicut & Coimbatore airports to minimize passenger inconvenience. Nine foreign carriers have also rescheduled their flights to/from Trivandrum, tweets Suresh Prabhu, Union Civil Aviation Minister. He also says A Joint team comprising representatives from DGCA, BCAS, CISF, AAI and Indian Navy carried out inspection of Cochin Naval Base today to check the feasibility of scheduled operations from there.Steps being taken to start operations with ATR-72 from 20th August. (ANI)
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President Ram Nath Kovind expressed satisfaction that Union & state governments were working together & in synergy in rescue and relief operations in Kerala. He praised relief agencies such as NDRF and public officials at state and Central level for their response and commitment. (ANI)

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Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has restored all its services to Kerala's Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Palghat, Kozhikode, Kannur and Trivandrum. First service to start at 4 pm to Trivandrum from Bengaluru. Services to Kasaragod not restored. (ANI)

10:49 Aug 19
10:49 Aug 19

Red alert withdrawn for all districts of Kerala today. Orange alert issued for 10 districts, yellow alert for two districts. Rescue operations underway across the state. (ANI)


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