Kerala Floods: High alert issued till August 15
New Delhi : With death toll rising to 34 in rain hit Kerala, the authorities (IMD) have issued an high alert in the state till August 15.
Kerala has been facing torrential rains for the last three consecutive days.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan did an aerial survey and paid a visit to the relief camps on Saturday. “It is an unprecedented natural disaster. We face an uphill task in rebuilding devastated areas. We need help from all quarters,” he said.
Vijayan announced Rs 4 lakh to family of the dead and Rs 10 lakh each to those who lost their land and homes in the flood. Affected people reeled out their woes before the chief minister and some of them said they lost everything they earned in life and it was difficult for them to piece together their lives again. Vijayan later said special ‘adalats’ will be set up to issue duplicate copies of documents and educational certificates.
On Friday 100 mm rainfall was recorded in catchment areas of the dam but on Saturday it came down to 60 mm, thinning water flow to the dam.
More than 53,000 people have been shifted to relief camps and units of three armed forces and NDRF teams have been deployed in worst-hit areas.