A few days after the constant rain in Kerala, there was little relief in the state. However, the government is still on high alert because of death to death on Saturday was 37.
Chief Minister Pinaray Vijayan said after the aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Wayanad and Idukki that the state was in the midst of unprecedented calamity and made “incomparable sorrow and destruction”.
Pinaray Vijayan said that those people will be given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh, who lost their house and land and gave four lakh rupees to those who lost their family members.
Although the state received relief from rain, especially in the catch areas of the Idukki Dam, the Indian Meteorological Department issued ‘Red Alert’ to be alert to the people as there was a possibility of heavy rains on most places in Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulam, Palakkad, and Malappuram.
Two fishermen were sunk today when their boat fell on the Thiruvananthapuram coast, while in another incident, the bodies of the mother and daughter were found in a watery area behind their house in Kuttanad of Alappuzha district.
Official sources said four more bodies were recovered from other parts of the state, toll to 37.With the fall in the rain, life is becoming normal in affected areas including Palakkad and Wayanad, where flood water has decreased.
A total of 35,874 people have been engaged in 341 relief camps in Kerala, the officials of State Disaster Management Control Room said.
He said that 580 houses have been partially damaged and 44 are complete, they said that crops have been destroyed in 1,301 hectares.
According to the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services, there was a possibility of flood in low-lying coastal areas in Kerala, especially during the high tide due to ‘Perigen spring tide’ from August 11 to August 15.
After the release of water from the Idukki dam, government machinery, as well as the army, the navy and the Coast Guard, were also cautious to deal with the flood hazards in parts of Ernakulam district and the Periyar river banks.