At least 40 people have died in Kerala as incessant rainfall which has been lashing the state for the past few days have triggered flash floods and mudslide.
Here are the LIVE updates:
- The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited a flood relief camp, at Ernakulam on August 12.
- Preliminary assessment shows that nearly 20,000 houses have been damaged in the flood.
- As water levels are receding in Idukki, people who had been lodged in relief camps are heading back home.
- Educational institutions in Wayanad have declared a holiday on Monday.
- The IMD has predicted that heavy rainfall will last the state on Monday (August 13).
- As of 10 am, the water level at the Idukki dam has receded to 2397.58 ft. The fifth shutter has been closed and water is being released from only four shutters, reported The Times of India.
- Visuals of rescue operations in Kerala.
- NDRF teams and other defence personnel are still carrying out rescue operations in the affected states.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh has announced an immediate relief of additional Rs 100 crores for the state.
- According to the latest reports, as of 5 am on Monday (August 13), the water level has touched 2,397.94 feet.
- On Friday (August 10), all five shutters of Cheruthoni Dam were opened as the water level in the Idukki reservoir kept rising. People in Cheruthoni town had been evacuated. The bridge in the town, connecting north and south Idukki district, has been flooded due to incessant heavy rainfall in the region, reported ANI.
- The northern districts experienced flooding after 24 reservoirs, including the Idukki dam, were opened in an "unprecedented" development.
- Rain continued to batter northern districts of Kerala, leading to the death of a 58-year-old woman from Wayanad, who died due to a house collapse on Sunday. At least six people have gone missing.
- More than 14 districts in Kerala have been put on a high alert as the death toll rose on Sunday and the torrential rainfall continued to leave a trail of devastation in the state.