Kerala rains: Plans to release water from dams cause flood concerns, alerts issued at Idukki, Idamalayar
In 2018, intense rainfall had filled up the dams and a fresh spell of torrential rainfall led to the simultaneous opening of all major dams, leading to flooding of coastal areas.
A farewell function to the Navaratri idols was organised by the Travancore Navaratri Festival Trust with support from the Union Ministry of Culture on Sunday, Oct 17.
The Railways has regulated train movement in the Kollam-Sengottai ghat section from Sunday in the wake of the adverse weather conditions in the state.
While 24-year-old Abhilash drowned in the turbulent waters of the Kallar river, his friend managed to hold on to a wild twig and was later rescued by a local resident.
As many as 516 people have been rehabilitated at 14 relief camps in the Thiruvananthapuram district.
Residents of Kochi are describing the plastic waste washed up in the Chittarpuzha river after heavy rains lashed the state as Nature's way of wreaking vengeance for human insensitivity.
A pall of gloom descended on Koottikkal panchayat on Sunday, a day after landslides killed several people and washed away many houses in the high range areas.
It was raining heavily. Pappachan of Kalarickal house was in his home at Poovanchi, a hilly village in Kokkayar panchayat here, on Saturday when he heard a loud sound.
Abin's father Shaji Chirayil fell into the Pullakayar river while trying to save him as the family was trying to reach higher ground.
Around 25 families reside in the area. Seven houses were destructed and seven lives were lost, locals said.
Local residents allege that granite quarry functioning unregulated on the opposite side of the hill, where the landslide occurred, scooped out a portion equal to what was lost to the landslide.
Landslide and gushing water washed away 48-year-old Martin's house to the Kavali stream, along with all six members of his family.
A fresh spell of rain is expected from Wednesday, Oct 20, with isolated heavy rain likely to continue for the subsequent three to four days, the weather department warned.
As the rain fury subsided in the eastern high range areas of Kottayam on Sunday, the death toll in the landslide and rain-related mishaps rose to 13 in the district.
Cyclonic storms have increased over the Arabian Sea in recent years bringing more cloudbursts.