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.
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
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.
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.
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.
While the vulnerable sections experience the tragic consequences of climate change, the politically and economically powerful ostriches still pretend everything is fine.
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
Opposition Leader V D Satheesan blamed the Left government for its failure in checking and handling floods for the fourth straight year.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Climate experts also warn the intensity of rains in Kerala and Uttarakhand is alarming and must draw immediate attention towards climate emergency.
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
Regions along Periyar put under high alert as govt decides to raise shutters of dams
Water level in Kakki-Anathodu dam touches 979.87m, necessitating raising of shutters
Using bamboo to prevent landslides has been found successful in many countries like Malaysia, the Philippines and Nepal.
Water to be released from Idukki, Idamalayar dams; flooding in downstream Pampa
Though the heavy rain has subsided, residents in the Upper Kuttanad region fear of another flood with the opening of dam shutters.
Shutters of Idukki & Idamalayar dams to be raised today; 100 cubic metres of water will be released per second