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Kerala Flood Latest News

Kerala flood Latest News: State has received a total of 445 mm rainfall so far this month. Rainfall is more than double the normal of 184 mm for this time of the year. More than 500 mm of rain has been recorded at Idukki, Kozhikode, and Pathanamthitta since October 1. As per the latest report, resultant flash floods and landslides have claimed 35 lives so far. At least 13 deaths in Kottayam and nine in Idukki. Landslides have claimed maximum lives compared to any other rain-related accidents. Even in the second half of October, the monsoon rains have continued to linger with a few strong spells across many parts of the country, especially over the southern peninsula.  

Saturday was the rainiest spell, with Peermade in the Idukki district recording a maximum of a whopping 292 mm within 24 hours. Idukki, Kolam, and Ernakulam experienced high amounts of rainfall exceeding 200 mm. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Kerala is witnessing double rainfall. Over the last 24 hours, the state recorded more than 100 mm rains in districts like Thrissur. The state has received a total of 445 mm rainfall so far this month, which is more than double the normal of 184 mm for this time of the year. 

Kerala has been kept under yellow watch amid the Kerala flood. 

Almost all the districts across the state have been kept under a yellow watch. The alert level implies ‘be updated’ about the possible adverse weather conditions as some parts of the state reported more than 150 mm of rainfall within a few hours. However, many have started to speculate if this was indeed a cloudburst event. However, the IMD has not confirmed any such event in any part of the state. She was chairing a meeting of high-level officials to discuss the ongoing flood situation. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said: “At the moment, the government has set up 184 relief camps in which all essential items are there”. Around 4,000 people are now lodged at various camps in Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, and Alappuzha districts.

Since the century’s most significant floods in 2018, Kerala has seen heavy rains and flash floods almost every monsoon season.

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