Ending hours of anxiety, the floodgates of the Idukki reservoir were opened at 11 am on Tuesday. The second, third and fourth shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, one of the three dams that form the Idukki reservoir, were opened in the presence of Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty and Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine.
Kerala rains: Plans to release water from dams cause flood concerns, alerts issued at Idukki, Idamalayar
Akin to the floods in 2018, three days of heavy rainfall have led to steady inflow and brimming water levels in Kerala's dams. The Kakki dam, part of Sabarigiri project, will open its shutters at 11 am on Monday, October 18, 2021, and the water level in Pampa river is expected to rise. With Ayyappa devotees waiting to proceed to Sabarimala hill shrine on Tuesday, the decision to release water has caused concern.
In a horrifying video that surfaced on social media, a massive landslide can be seen in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district. A long section of the road is seen crumpling, being carried away by the debris from the mountainside.
Rescue workers on Monday pulled out the bodies of six tea estate workers who went missing after the devastating landslide at #Rajamala near #Munnar four days ago.
A major #landslide swept down a portion of the Pettimudi hills at Rajamala in #Munnar, in Idukki district, trapping scores of estate workers under heaps of debris.
Kerala has witnessed over 80 landslides in the last four days, due to flash floods and heavy rainfall.
The incident occurred in ward number 3 and 4 of the Satyavati Rural Municipality. As many as 200 houses in the area remain in danger of being swept away from the further possible landslides.
A flood-like situation prevails in Kuttumpuzha town where the Idamalayar and Pooyamkutty rivers join. Tribal colonies in Kuttampuzha panchayat have been cut off from the mainland.
A massive landslide occurred in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on Tuesday. Himachal Pradesh has been plagued with landslides owing to heavy rainfall and flooding.
Heavy rainfall continued on Saturday causing the overflow of Darhali river, the district administration has issued an alert to the people living near the river for flood and also for landslide.
The death toll in the landslide in Kerala's Kozhikode district has risen to eight. Search and rescue operations are still on for six more people.