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Flood Ieffected areas in Pathanamthitta

As heavy rain continues in Kerala all 5 shutters of Cheruthoni  dam , a part of the Idukki  reservoir , is now open. Flood and Landslides triggered across the state… reports Asian Lite News

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Flood Ieffected areas in Pathanamthitta

As heavy rain continues in Kerala all 5 shutters of Cheruthoni  dam , a part of the Idukki  reservoir , is now open. Flood and Landslides triggered across the state. As many as 11 people were reported dead in Idukki district, six in Malappuram, two in Kozhikode and one in Wayanad.

According to The Hindu , rescue teams, including military and NDRF personnel sifted through soil and rubble in an attempt to save victims of landslips and authorities began evacuation of families as swollen rivers breached banks. Emergency services began efforts to restore the damaged road to a resort at Pallivasal following reports that a group of tourists, including foreigners, were trapped in the building.

6500 families to be evacuated,The Ernakulam district administration is gearing up to evacuate more than 6500 families to safer places in anticipation of a flood situation like in 2013 following the decision to raise the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam to increase the discharge of excess water from the Idukki reservoir.

More than 17000 people across the State have been displaced by the floods over a period of less than 48 hours. As many as 260 relief camps have been opened at various locations to accommodate the flood victims.