Kerala Rains : The India Meteorological Department has warned that Kerala will continue to experience heavy rains accompanied by lightning and strong winds for the next five days due to the depression in the Arabian Sea. A yellow alert was issued for five districts – Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur – on Sunday. According to the 10 am warning, light to moderate rain will lash all parts of the state by 1 pm. Incessant rain left many places in South Kerala under water and houses were also damaged in several places.
Kerala Rains :Thrissur was hit by a landslide
Meanwhile, Thrissur district received an average of 43.83 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, officials said. Alayil Joshi, a resident of Kompat Kadavi village in Mukundapuram estate, was injured in landslides due to rains. Josh’s family was moved to a relative’s house because of the threat of another landslide.
Similarly, during heavy rain, a well collapsed in the backyard of Koottuvalappil Sureshkumar, who is in ward eight of Puthur grama panchayat. Since the collapsed well is next to his home, the residents were evacuated to a safer place.
The houses of Adiparambil Vijesh of Padiyoor village and Ravichandran of Puthukkattil of Pullur village were partially damaged due to heavy rain last night, district officials said. A house collapsed in Iduk, without casualties .
A house in Idukki’s Kanchiyar collapsed due to incessant rain. A house belonging to Kozhimala Sumesh Philip was completely destroyed.
Immediately after the kitchen collapse, Sumesh ran out of the house with his wife and two children, thus avoiding the victims of the accident.
They temporarily moved to a nearby shed. People of the area demanded rehabilitation of Sumesh and his family at the earliest during continuous rains.
Kerala Rains :The dams opened
Also, on Sunday morning, the four dampers of the Poomala dam were raised by 2.5 cm. The water level at Sholayar Dam was 2661.10 feet (maximum water level – 2663 feet) and Peringalkuthu Dam was 419.4 m (maximum water level – 423.98 m) at 7:00 am.
Although the southwest monsoon has begun to recede, Kerala is gearing up for another rainy season when the northeast monsoon sets in in October. According to the IMD forecast, Kerala will record heavy rains in October.