Kerala is devastated by heavy rain, and there is a red alert in Idukki.
Early on Wednesday, the body of a migrant labourer who vanished the day before when a country boat capsized in heavy rain and strong winds close to the Thottappally spillway was found.
Iruvanjipuzha in Kozhikode received a missing person report for one person. In the meantime, on Wednesday, floodwaters in Amarambalam, Malappuram, carried away a woman and her granddaughter.
The state will continue to have bad weather through Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department. On Wednesday at noon, the Met department updated the rain predictions. Idukki was placed under a red alert, and all other districts—aside from Kollam and Thiruvanthapuram—were under an orange alert. The cities of Kollam and Thiruvanathapuram received a yellow warning.
After a sudden whirlwind struck Irinjalakkuda near Thrissur, significant damages were observed. Electric wires broke as a result, and several trees were uprooted.
On Wednesday, two of the Kalarkutty Dam's shutters in Idukki were raised by 15 cm apiece. The lower Periyar dam's Pambla dam shutters were also opened.
Those who live along the banks of the Periyar and Muthirapuzha rivers have been warned.
Crops are destroyed by a landslip in Kappimala, Kannur, while homes are flooded in Panur.
In the eastern region of the Kottayam district, the water level rises. Water logging caused traffic on the Kottayam-Kumarakom-Cherthala road to be partially halted. Now, only large vehicles, like buses, are permitted to pass. Water is leaking into homes in several locations in the panchayats of Kumarakom, Thiruvarp, and Aymenam. Water from the overflowing Meenachilar River has reached the low-lying sections of the municipalities of Kottayam and Ettumanur. Hydrological stations along the Meenachil Rivers at Neelimangalam, Perur, Nagampadam, Thiruvarp, and Kumarakam have water levels over the danger mark. In the district, 35 relief camps have already been established. The camps house 700 people from 218 households.
Due to water logging on the state highway between Amabalapuzha and Thiruvalla, KSRTC suspends service from Chakkulathukkavu to Podiyadi.
Pazhassi Dam shutters have been raised by 35 cm.
At Alappuzha, more relief facilities will be established: Saji Cherian, the minister
River Pamba is in flood. flooded low lying places. Iraviperoor Junction has been reported to be under water
Almost 300 homes are submerged by the sea in Kochi's Kannamaly.
Water levels at the Periyar River basin's Kalady, Marthandavarma, and Mangalapuzha stations are below the corresponding flood alert levels.