Weather forecast Today Highlights: As Kerala continues to battle the torrential downpour lashing its shores, the death toll has risen to 60, most of them from Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad. Over one lakh people have been moved to 988 relief camps across the state. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held a meeting with senior officials on Sunday morning to review the flood situation. He later told reporters that even though the rains have subsided people should remain vigilant.
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi will be based in his parliamentary constituency for the next few days to assess the situation. Taking to Twitter, the former Congress chief said that he will be visiting relief camps across Wayanad and will review relief measures with District and State officials. Flight operations from Cochin International Airport resumed on Sunday afternoon, two days after it was shut due to inundation of the runway area following heavy rains, an official told PTI.
Four more people have died in rain-related incidents in Karnataka, taking the toll to 31 on Sunday as the flood situation remained grim in the state, news agency PTI reported. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday took an aerial survey of the flood-hit regions of Belagavi in Karnataka and Maharashtra’s Kolhapur and Sangli.