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Kerala floods


CAG: Kerala yet to enact flood zoning legislation

November 12, 2021 5:14 am

The report has pointed out serious lapses on the part of the state government in planning, capacity building, flood forecasting and dam management among other areas.

Kerala: Three years and the ravages of climate change

October 23, 2021 10:22 pm

Owing to years of rampant mining, lack of scientific land-use policy, and a railway project in the offing, Kerala is no longer the safe haven it was, say experts. The alarm bells on climate emergency are yet to ring in Thiruvananthapuram, though.

Kerala rains Live Updates: Heavy rain lashes several parts of the state, IMD issues orange alert for 8 districts

October 21, 2021 3:52 pm

Kerala rains Live Updates: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange alert in 8 districts-Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and Kannur.

Worst likely over for Uttarakhand, rains to now shift east: IMD

October 20, 2021 9:32 am

The country as a whole witnessed a wet day, receiving 266 per cent more rain than the normal rainfall for this day of the year. October has so far received 36 per cent more rain than normal.

Kerala floods and landslides: Death toll rises to 27, IMD predicts more rain from Wednesday

October 19, 2021 9:30 am

An orange alert was sounded at the Idukki dam at 7 am Monday after the water level in the reservoir touched 2396.86 ft. The full reservoir level is 2403 ft.

Watch: As rain wreaks havoc in Kerala, horrific visuals surface on social media

October 18, 2021 1:48 pm

At least 22 people have been killed in Kerala as heavy rain triggered landslides in Idukki and Kottayam districts.

Cochin airport launches 'Operation Paravaah' for flood control

July 03, 2021 2:56 pm

Operation Paravaah aims to integrate projects already initiated by CIAL with that of the District Administration and various Local Self Government bodies to prevent flooding of airport facilities and nearby panchayats, on one platform.

2018 flood impact: Kerala soil 80% more prone to erosion, says new study

September 22, 2020 12:22 am

Idukki district reported the sharpest spike in soil erosion, an increase by 220 per cent, stated the latest joint study by experts from IIT-B, College of Engineering Pune and Rural Data Research and Analysis.

Kerala: 2018 flood on mind, houses in backwaters region now on stilts

July 01, 2020 1:07 am

The region, known as Kerala’s granary and for its famed backwater tourism, is now moving to houses on stilts.

Monsoon months away, fearful Kerala prepares: Canoes at home

March 10, 2020 2:34 pm

In 2018, Kerala recorded the heaviest monsoon rain in nearly a century, leading to widespread floods and landslides that claimed about 500 lives and displaced thousands.


Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

Best photos from 2018: From the devastating Kerala floods to the inauguration of Statue of Unity, here we present the 20 most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year

Kerala floods leave centuries-old handloom industry under threat of 'extinction'

September 02, 2018 10:02 am

Chendamangalam's handloom industry has a long history behind its origin. The industry has been associated with the feudal family of Paliam. In its early days, the handloom clothes were only meant for members of the Paliam family.

Subdued Onam celebrations in flood-battered Kerala

August 25, 2018 8:02 pm

Onam 2018: Keralites celebrate Onam as the state gradually recovers from the disastrous floods that ravaged the coastal state and caused a horrendous loss of life and property which has been recorded as unprecedented in recent times.

Flood-battered Kerala heads for grim Onam

August 25, 2018 7:01 am

Onam commemorates the return of mythical demon king Mahabali to see his beloved subjects at the beginning of 'Chingam', the first month of the Malayalam Calendar.

Kerala floods: The recovery effort begins

August 21, 2018 1:33 pm

Kerala floods: After 13 days of rain and flooding, the Centre declared the Kerala calamity as 'severe'. The central government has also scaled up the relief and rescue operations.

Here's the aftermath of Kerala floods in pictures

August 21, 2018 6:35 am

In a huge relief to Keralites, rain has kept away from major parts of the state hit by floods and landslides that have killed over 200 people since August 8.

Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway

August 20, 2018 6:42 am

A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

August 16, 2018 9:14 am

The death toll in Kerala has climbed to 67 as the state is reeling under one of the worst floods in history. For the first time in history, the state has opened 35 of its 39 dams.

In pictures: Flood devastates Kerala, heavy rain in Himachal

August 16, 2018 6:48 am

Heavy rains have led to floods in Kerala, causing damage to life and property. Stills from Kozhikode district in Kerala where it has been raining non-stop since Monday evening.


Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Kerala Floods: How The River Damaged My Hometown

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.

Idea Exchange with Dr. M Rajeevan

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan addresses questions by reporters on climate change and weather prediction. See more:

Kerala floods: Onam spirit stays alive in Kalamassery relief camp

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

In one of the worst-hit areas, the people of Kerala keep up the spirit of Onam.

Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more:

Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.

Weather Forecast

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers