Red alert sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala

  • Red alert sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala

Red alert sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala

In Malappuram, which was rocked by a series of landslips triggered by downpour at Kavalappara and Kottakunnu, the toll has climbed to 29, with 32 people still missing.

Speaking on this customer support initiative, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, "At Volkswagen, customers are at the centre of our operations". Almost three lakh people have been evacuated and housed in 1639 relief camps across the state. The IMD has issued orange alert for Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod districts on Tuesday.

Twelve people have so far lost their lives and 7 are missing in neighbouring Wayanad district, which also witnessed alandslide at Puthumala in Meppadi. "It is a tragedy not only for Wayanad, but for Kerala and also some southern states".

In Malappuram, 59,351 people are living in 240 relief camps, More than 60,000 people have been shifted to 209 shelters in Kozhikode. "This is the site of a bad landslide that destroyed an entire village, many people are still feared to be trapped & rescue work is ongoing", he said. Steps should be taken to restore power supply and drinking water distribution in rain-hit areas, he said.

The state on Monday announced an assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to those who have lost their houses completely in the floods and landslides, to take up construction work; Rs 1 lakh to those whose houses were damaged and Rs 5,000 monthly to those staying in rental accommodations till their houses are ready. In Maharashtra, the death toll increased to 43 and almost 4.5 lakh people were evacuated from flood-hit areas, including 4.04 lakh from Kolhapur and Sangli, officials said, adding that 761 villages in 69 taluks have been affected by floods.

Vijayan will visit Malappuram and Wayanad districts on Tuesday. The highest death toll of 88 was reported from Kerala, followed by 48 in Karnataka and 43 in Maharashtra. "The home minister in his aerial survey of flood-hit areas chose to go only to BJP ruled states of Maharashtra & Karnataka. It appears that he deliberately skipped the survey of the badly affected Kerala", the statement said. According to an India Meterological Department (IMD) update, heavy rains are likely in the next two days in southern Kerala. Light rainfall was also reported from parts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. "Kerala is the worst affected, exactly a year after the devastation caused by the floods in 2018". "People have to be compensated for the loss".

They are entirely cut off from the outside world because of the high water level. It has predicted "cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers" for the next five days. Only the headline has been changed.