Thiruvananthapuram: The death toll in the Kerala floods have risen to 75. Presently,
havoc has been created by incessant rains in Kerala, which is considered as the state’s worst flood since 1924. Flooding and landslides have caused huge loss to both life and property. Due to the rising water levels, the state has for the first time opened 35 of its 39 dams.
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for eight districts in the state. Heavy to heavy rains have been predicted at most places in Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts
Four teams of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) were airlifted from Pune to Ketala for aiding in rescue operations. They had full-wave rectified (FWR) equipment and communication equipment.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and informed about the intensifying flood situation. He also visited Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam in Raj Bhavan to update him about the flood situation.