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Heavy rain lashes parts of Kerala, IMD issues red alert for five districts

With railway tracks and stations waterlogged, the Southern Railways cancelled several train services in the state. However, services were partially restored in the evening after a let-up in the rain.

Kerala records 'excess' rainfall in October so far, red alert in five districts on Tuesday

According to IMD data, Kerala has recorded 292.2 mm rainfall since October 1 against 'actual' rainfall of 212.4 mm, a departure of 38%.


Kerala drowns in heavy downpour as five bypoll seats vote today

At 10 am, Manjeswaram seat stood ahead with 13% polling, followed by 12% in Aroor, and 11.5% in Vattiyoorkavu and Konni. Ernakulam, a largely urban constituency, stood last with just 4.5% voting in three hours.

Kerala: Heavy rains likely as North East monsoon gets active

Heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Kerala and Lakshadweep in the next five days. Fishermen have been warned not to put out to sea as squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph is likely to prevail over Kerala coast.

LiveWeather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rainfall predicted in Odisha, Karnataka; 5 NDRF teams stationed in Vadodara

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The weather department has also predicted moderate to very heavy rainfall over Vidarbha, Goa, and Konkan for the rest of the week.

Kerala govt mulls bringing restrictions on constructions in landslide-prone areas

In a Facebook post Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government would bring curbs on construction activities in landslide-prone areas.


No traces of soil-piping in recent Kerala landslides: NCESS preliminary findings

Soil piping, a process through which water erodes beneath the ground surface and leading to underground tunnels which can enlarge over a period of time, has been cited in recent weeks as a potential threat to hillocks in Kerala.

Kerala floods: Water recedes in many low-lying areas, but death toll touches 104

There was no 'red alert' warning in any of the 14 districts as the intensity of rains decreased.

Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Kerala CM Vijayan announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for kin of dead

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Follow the latest news on rain and temperatures in Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra and other parts of India.

Lot of rain in very short time: Climate change patterns explain Kerala flood catastrophe

Unlike last year, the damage is heavy in the northern districts this year -- particularly in Malappuram and Wayanad, where landslides are feared to have killed dozens.

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Heavy rains inundate Kerala on bypoll day; power supply, railway services hit

Disruption in electricity supply has also hindered the polling process. The situation is particularly serious in Ernakulam constituency in Kochi where narrow lanes leading to the polling booths are underwater.

Rain fury continues in Kerala as floods wreak havoc in Maharashtra, Gujarat

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Kerala for the next 24 hours.


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Kerala Floods: How The River Damaged My Hometown

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

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:


4 Indian Navy personnel save 109 people

Four personnel of the Indian Navy saved 109 people in an operation that lasted over four hours in Kerala's Thrissur district.

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Kerala paralysed by floods

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 […]

Kerala Police on rescue operation at Waynad

Kerala Police adventurous journey to the relief camp.

Kerala island worries about floods destroying their link with the mainland

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.


Superstar Mammootty donating for CM's relief fund