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.
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Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 150 people in the state in three days.
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 water level recorded in Idukki Dam on Thursday was at 2398.80 ft, which is only 0.20 ft away from issuing red alert.
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District Collector U V Jose has convened an emergency meeting of the Disaster Management Team and Revenue officials at Collectorate on Thursday morning.
Although the heavy rain brought a lot of respite to the people from scorching temperatures, they also caused a lot of misery to the farmers.Although the heavy rain brought a lot of respite to the peop
In the state capital, a man was electrocuted to death when he came in contact with a power line that snapped in gusty winds at nearby Neyyatinkara, while another died in a tree fall.
The Southwest Monsoon hit the state on May 28, marking the arrival of the rainy season in the country, private weather forecasting agency Skymet had said.
The Indian Meteorological Department told media that there was no likelihood of a tsunami forming due to Cyclone Ockhi in the Bay of Bengal region, dispelling fake news alerts and rumours on WhatsApp.
The State Disaster Management Authority has issued an alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Kottayam districts.
Rail traffic was partially affected on the Kottayam-Thiruvananthapuram route as earth caved in and onto the track following heavy rains.