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.
The death toll due to the heavy rains and landslides in Kerala mounted to 21, according to the State's Information and Public Relations Department on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams for search, rescue and relief operations in the state where the death toll from heavy rains and landslide rose to eight on October 17.
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
Several areas in the high ranges of Kottayam and Idukki faced flash floods and some were isolated.
The district administrations of Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta have warned of raising the shutters of various dams.
The heavy rainfall has led to a sharp drop in temperature and as the use of fans and air conditioners has come down.
Kerala is expected to record more showers due to a combination of weather systems
Yellow alert, with a forecast of isolated heavy rain, has been issued across the state on Monday except in Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
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.
The Kolothu Jetty-bound KSRTC bus arrives at the Kainakari Jetty bus stop at 11.25 am.
Union Health Minister J P Nadda said he would evaluate with the state government the rehabilitation and rebuilding work being carried out in the affected areas.
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Alphons Kannanthanam today turned down the demand of Congress leaders to declare Kerala flood as a "national calamity" and said there was no provision in the Disaster Management Act 2005 to do so.
At least 216 people have lost their lives in the floods and landslides triggered by 10 days of torrential rainfall in the state which has displaced over 7.24 lakh people.
About 10,000 people are likely to be rescued by Monday in Kerala where rain-induced floods have claimed over 200 lives in the last 10 days, officials said.
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The Prime Minister assured the state government that as requested additional relief materials including food grains and medicines would be provided.
A release from the Thiruvananthapuram division of Southern Railway on Saturday said the following changes in train services are introduced.