Rain continues in Kerala; People shifted to relief camps

by Kerala | 14-08-2018 | 745 views

kochi: Rain continues to batter Kerala. in many parts of Kerala with northern hill district of Wayanad experiencing widespread landslides and flooding overnight, forcing thousands of people to take shelter at relief camps.Over 13,800 people have been provided shelter at 124 relief camps in the district. Many parts of northern Kerala districts including Kannur, Kasargod, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Palakad also witnessed rains last night. Two shutters of Cheruthoni Dam part of Idukki reservoir were closed last evening. The water level in the dam is receding further, alleviating apprehensions of the affected people living downstream, particularly in Ernakulam district. However, water level in Mullaperiyar Dam rose to 136 ft, prompting authorities to sound caution.

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