Kerala flood

Mullaperiyar, Banasursagar dams still releasing water, isolated heavy rains predicted in Kerala

Water in the Periyar river basin was rising at certain areas and falling or holding steady in others in the morning, officials said.

published on : 10th August 2022

Water level in Idukki reservoir continues to rise, shutter height increased

Authorities said shutter number three will be raised to 160 cm while two and four will remain at 120 cm and shutter one and five at 40 cm.

published on : 9th August 2022

One shutter of Idukki's Cheruthoni dam opened, Kerala minister says no need to worry

Many dams were nearing the full reservoir level due to rains in catchment areas and a red alert has been issued in the Kakki-Anathod dam in Pathanamthitta district and Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad.

published on : 7th August 2022

Kerala rains: Red alert lifted from state, orange alert in 11 districts

The heavy rains led to six deaths -- one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam, and three in Kannur district -- resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties from July 31 to August 2

published on : 3rd August 2022

Kerala rain: Red alerts withdrawn in state, brief relief in sight

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain.

published on : 3rd August 2022

2021 floods: Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad suggests ban on construction, quarrying in fragile areas

As part of preempting future disasters and strategies for mitigating miseries, KSSP, in the report, asked to ban all building constructions near first and second order streams in steep slopes.

published on : 23rd January 2022

No flood forecasting station in Kerala as govt did not give list: CAG report

As a result, no flood forecasting station (FFS) was set up by the CWC in Kerala even as it set up 275 such stations across the country in 2017.

published on : 12th November 2021

Climate change: Time for some unpleasant truths

While the vulnerable sections experience the tragic consequences of climate change, the politically and economically powerful ostriches still pretend everything is fine.

published on : 27th October 2021

Despite repeated natural calamities during monsoon, Kerala yet to set up flood warning system

Though enough studies hint that Kerala will face annual natural calamities during the monsoon, the state is still dragging its feet in developing an integrated system to generate flood warnings

published on : 22nd October 2021

As flood water recedes, UDF and CPM indulge in blame game

Opposition Leader V D Satheesan blamed the Left government for its failure in checking and handling floods for the fourth straight year.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Kerala govt plans to provide Covid vaccine in flood relief camps

In a bid to prevent the spread of Covid infection, the health department has made arrangements to vaccinate people in relief camps, Health Minister Veena George has said.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Cooperated well with Cherian Philip, says Pinarayi

In a Facebook post, Cherian asked what about Netherlands model that the government had proposed for flood-prone areas in the state after the back-to-back floods in 2019. 

published on : 21st October 2021

Three years post Kerala deluge, Six-year-old returns to see Cheruthoni dam gates open

“Suraj was already down with fever when I left home in the morning that day. When I returned by noon, his condition had become serious.

published on : 20th October 2021

Rains batter Uttarakhand as 42 more die, Uttar Pradesh sees four fatalities; Kerala dams open gates

Of the 42 fresh deaths, 28 people were killed in Nainital district, six each in Almora and Champawat and one each in Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar districts.

published on : 20th October 2021

Experts explain what is causing heavy rains that killed dozens in Uttarakhand, Kerala over few days

Climate experts also warn the intensity of rains in Kerala and Uttarakhand is alarming and must draw immediate attention towards climate emergency.

published on : 19th October 2021

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
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