Kerala Flood

As dams fill up, Ernakulam’s rescue forces brace for impact 

Making use of the lessons learnt from 2018 flood, city leadership is ready with a plan in case water levels rise beyond control this year

published on : 19th October 2021

Police, fire & rescue services gear up for emergency ops in Ernakulam

Regions along Periyar put under high alert as govt decides to raise shutters of dams

published on : 19th October 2021

Rising Pampa river revives horror of 2018 Kerala floods, evacuation begins

Water level in Kakki-Anathodu dam touches 979.87m, necessitating raising of shutters

published on : 19th October 2021

Planting of bamboo, vetiver can prevent landslides: Experts

Using bamboo to prevent landslides has been found successful in many countries like Malaysia, the Philippines and Nepal.

published on : 19th October 2021

Rain abates for now but more likely; all eyes on Kerala dams, rivers

Water to be released from Idukki, Idamalayar dams; flooding in downstream Pampa

published on : 19th October 2021

Dam opening triggers fear of floods in Upper Kuttanad

Though the heavy rain has subsided, residents in the Upper Kuttanad region fear of another flood with the opening of dam shutters.

published on : 19th October 2021

High alert in Periyar basin as Kerala govt orders opening dam floodgates

Shutters of Idukki & Idamalayar dams to be raised today; 100 cubic metres of water will be released per second 

published on : 19th October 2021

Kerala needs to maintain balance between development, ecology: Madhav Gadgil

Four years of torrential rain, floods, landslides and devastation. Natural calamities have become an order of the day for Kerala.

published on : 19th October 2021

‘Disaster tourism’ a headache for rescue teams in Kerala

The police made several announcements to  people gathered there, urging them to disperse.

published on : 19th October 2021

Kerala rains: Two rivers in spate leave Kottayam in tears

Two days after a series of landslides hit the high-range areas of Kottayam, the district administration started assessing the severity of the damage on Monday.

published on : 19th October 2021

Swelling Chalakudy river gives residents the jitters

As per his calculations, if the water level touches the top end of the stick, he has to vacate his house and move to safety.

published on : 19th October 2021

Kerala floods: Jairam Ramesh flays non implementation of Gadgil panel report

The commission submitted its report to the government on August 31, 2011 in which it had recommended 64 per cent of the Western Ghats area be declared as an ecologically sensitive area.

published on : 17th October 2021

Flash floods, landslides in Kerala caused by Mini cloudburst events, claims expert

Abhilash told that the high range areas of Western Ghats region in Kerala is very susceptible to landslides.

published on : 17th October 2021

Death toll in Kerala flash floods and landslides rises to 19; all 11 bodies recovered from Koottickal 

Koottickal panchayat in Kottayam bore the brunt of the rain fury, with three houses and a tea shop washed away in two different landslides reported in Plappalli and Kavali

published on : 17th October 2021

Heavy rains across Kerala: Five dead, 18 persons reported missing in landsides and flash floods

The district administrations of Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta have warned of raising the shutters of various dams.

published on : 16th October 2021

Official apathy spells woes for 2018 Kerala flood victims

Non-construction of strong outer bunds as suggested by MS Swaminathan panel and others has put people living on bunds of polders in Kuttanad in harm’s way.

published on : 24th August 2019

Dog tales 2018: A devotee, a clairvoyant and that goat mom

We end the year on an uplifting note with a compilation of canines that offered more than just friendship

published on : 31st December 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Biodiversity assessment likely to miss deadline

We are yet to begin the process of impact assessment, said a District Biodiversity coordinator.

published on : 25th September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Unicef’s healing touch for the flood-hit

Unicef has initiated a psychosocial counselling among women and children across the state in the aftermath of the deluge.

published on : 24th September 2018

Kerala floods one month after: World Bank estimates Rs 25,050 crore for rebuilding state

The World Bank, in its preliminary report, has estimated that an amount of Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.

published on : 23rd September 2018
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