Kerala flood: If ever there was a miracle in Kavalappara that night, it saved the lives of Thankamani and her husband. Except for the couple's home, a tiny Shiva temple and a clump of areca nut trees in the centre, the hill had wiped out everything.
The IMD has also forecast "extremely heavy rainfall" in Kannur and Kasargod districts on Tuesday. The Met department has also sounded an orange alert in Kottayam, Thrissur, Ernakulam and Malappuram till July 25.
Weather forecast and Temperature HIGHLIGHTS: "A low pressure area is very likely to form over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea off Kerala-Karnataka coast around 9th June. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify gradually," IMD further said.
Kerala rain alert: Anticipating very heavy to extremely heavy rain in the next 48 hours, the department sounded red alert in districts of Idukki and Malappuram and orange alert for 5 of 14 districts on Saturday.
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.
As the rain fury continues in Kerala, the state government has issued a red alert notice in all the 14 districts. The death toll has climbed to 67 while over one lakh people are put in relief camps. Transport connectivity has taken a major hit with trains are either getting cancelled or delayed. The Kochi […]
Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.