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Kerala floods


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.

Kerala: Local CPM leader ‘pockets aid for flood victims’, absconding

March 05, 2020 3:07 am

CPI(M) local committee member M M Anwar has allegedly pocketed Rs 10.54 lakh with the help of a Revenue Department official. Anwar is absconding, while police arrested clerk Vishnu Prasad on Tuesday.

Kerala minister slams Centre over ‘denial’ of NDRF aid for floods

January 08, 2020 3:13 am

A high-level committee, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday, had approved NDRF assistance to Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

India fifth most affected by climate change disasters

December 05, 2019 12:31 pm

In 2018, India’s higher rank is attributed to the Kerala floods, cyclones on the east coast and the heatwave.

'This Onam is theirs too': Kerala plans to distribute new sets of clothes at flood relief camps

September 06, 2019 8:33 pm

"During this year's Onam, many of the families are living at relief camps, unable to return to their homes. This Onam is theirs too. Our celebrations would be complete only when the cheers of Onam are transferred to them too," CM Pinarayi VIjayan said.

Sheen taken away by Kerala floods, even Onam is not helping Aranmula mirror industry

September 04, 2019 1:08 pm

There are 22 metal mirror producing units under the Viswabrahmana Aranmula Metal Mirror Nirman Society. What is so special and unique about a metal mirror for it to be honoured with a GI tag is question haunts everyone when they hear it for the first time.

'We did all we could': 11 bodies yet to be retrieved, rescue ops wind up at Kavalappara landslide

August 28, 2019 1:58 pm

Over the last 18 days, a total of 48 bodies had been dug up through joint operations of the Army, Fire Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local agencies in one of the biggest landslide sites the state has ever seen.

Flood-hit Kerala starts survey to map out danger zones

August 28, 2019 7:38 am

The government on Monday began a state-wide survey to identify new areas vulnerable to landslide and flood in order to earmark danger zones.


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