Amid Kerala flood relief efforts, two die with threat of dehydration, starvation at Divine Retreat centre in Chalakkudy
Even though the rescue requests have been around from Friday itself, the people are yet to receive any assistance.
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For the past three days, ‘Facebook live’ posts and WhatsApp helpline messages are flooding the social media to track down people stranded on the upper floors of houses in districts like Pathanamthitta
Kerala floods HIGHLIGHTS: CM Pinarayi Vijayan says 33 lives lost on Saturday; death toll rises to 357
Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 150 people in the state in three days.
The water flow into the Poringalkuthu reservoir in Kerala from the Parambikulam and TN Sholayar dams resulted in the Chalakudy river overflowing and the town flooding.
The plea seeks a decision on disaster management steps in the background of the floods, confusion between Kerala and TN Chief Ministers as water in the Mullaperiyar Dam has crossed 142-ft threshold.
Actors appeal to public to contribute cloths and other materials at the sports centre. They also inform that Anbodu Kochi will not accept cash donations and more importantly- used clothes.
Most of the deaths have been reported from Idukki district (11), followed by Malappuram (6), Kozhikode (2) and Wayanad (1), Ernakulam (2) in the last 24 hours.
The rising water level in the Idukki dam (it was 2,394.36 feet on Sunday) has triggered fear among the people in the downstream areas.
The KSEB is monitoring the situation and has worked out the modalities of opening the shutters before the water level reaches 2400 ft.
Nearly three lakh people in the Kuttanad region are struggling to keep their nose above water. Literally.
The paddy production in the state is expected to diminish by 50,000 tonnes in the coming harvesting season.
With several places witnessing the worst floods in two decades, Express does a reality check on the presence of people’s representatives in affected areas.