The state of Kerala has yet again been hit by heavy rains following which landslides and floods have been reported from different areas of the state bringing normal life to a standstill.
Educational institutions including professional colleges in the Wayanad, Kollam, Palakkad, Kozhikode districts and Aluva will remain shut on Thursday following the heavy rains. Many districts are inundated with water entering houses and marooning colonies.
It has been continuously raining in Wayanad and Palakkad for more than a day. The shutters of the Banasura Sagar dam in the Wayanad district was forced to be raised further.
Wayanad District Collector has also ordered to stop all quarrying activities in the district till further notice.
The Higher Secondary improvement examinations which were scheduled to be held on Thursday has been postponed and the office of the Education Minister is reported to have said that the new date will be announced later.
The rains which hit the state on Wednesday have caused damage to human lives and properties.
Reportelive has reported that two persons have died in the landslides that occured in Idukki district on Wednesday and that around 11 people are reported to be missing.
In the Adimaly region of Idukki, several houses are reported to have been submerged under water and that five persons have been admitted at the Adimali taluk hospital.
Thamarassery Churam has also been hit by landslides following which the flow of traffic has been disrupted.
A report by Times of India (TOI) states that the state received an excess rainfall of 15% from June 1 to August 8.
It has also been reported that it was the Idukki district of Kerala which received the highest rainfall with an excess of 41% followed by Kottayam with an excess rainfall of 35% and Ernakulam with an excess of 33% rainfall this season.
IDAMALAYAR— Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (@KeralaSDMA) August 9, 2018
TIME. 8.15 AM
WATER LEVEL 169.95
Discharge - 600 cumecs