Kochi, August 11: Flood situation in Kerala continued to remain grim in several districts, with the death toll rising to 60 on Sunday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed. The deaths have been reported worst-affected districts like Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki, Kozhikode among others. According to official figures, the rain-related deaths in Kerala between August 8 and 11 is 60, while over 1,65,519 people have been evacuated to 1,318 relief camps. Kerala Rains: 9 Bodies Recovered in Two Days After Landslide in Malappuram District.
In its weather bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Sunday several districts of Kerala including Kasargode, Kannur and Wayanad. The Kerala floods death toll has reached 55 and over 1.5 lakh people shifted to around 1,300 camps across the rain-battered state, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the coming days. Monsoon 2019 Mayhem: Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra Reel Under Floods As Rains Gain Pace.
On Saturday, the Chief Minister took stock of the situation and said despite incessant rains, water level had increased only three dams and continued to be low in Idukki and Pathanamthitta. Giving details of the current situation in the state, the Chief Minister informed that as many as 80 landslides had been reported from eight worst-hit districts. Due to the floods and landslides in several areas, over 1.65 lakh people have been evacuated so far. Monsoon 2019: IMD Predicts Nationwide 'Normal' Rainfall For June to September Period.
As rains continue to batter the southern state, rescue operation teams have been pressed into service. The India Meteorological Dept (IMD) has issued a red alert for eight districts including Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargod.