The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued 'Orange' alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts on December1 and for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts on December 2. Yellow alert has been sounded for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kottayam districts on Tuesday and for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and idukki districts on Wednesday, it said.
Five people have been killed and 10 people have been rescued in a massive landslide at Pettimudi in Rajamala in Idukki district during the early hours of Friday. 65 people are feared to be trapped under the soil and rocks that fell over the human settlements. A team of the forest officials and the locals in the area had begun the rescue operations. Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that the state government has sought the help of the air force for airlifting the injured from the spot.Kerala rains: Five killed as massive landslides occur at Rajamala in Idukki
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on August 13 arrived in Munnar. He will proceed to visit the site of Rajamala landslide from Munnar. The incident occurred in Idukki district on August 07 last week and has claimed 55 lives so far.Watch: Kerala CM Vijayan arrives in Munnar to visit landslide site at Rajamala
Heavy rains lash Southern Kerala. 5 shutters of the Aruvikkara dam were opened early today morning.5 shutters of Aruvikkara dam opened due to heavy rain in Kerala
Production for April-July 2018 is down 14per cent from a year ago at 1,72,000 tonnes, Rubber Board data showed.
As the waters recede, a few stories from the rehabilitation camps where, at last count, over 1 million people were staying.
Various agencies, including the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, NDRF, police force, volunteers and fishermen are involved in the rescue operations at various places.
Red alert has been issued in nine districts with the worst affected being Wayanad, Malappuram, Kannur and Idukki.
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Kerala, Red alert issued in 7 districts. More details by Vivek KarindalamHeavy rains wreak havoc in Kerala, Red alert issued in 7 districts
The state would submit a memorandum to the Centre tomorrow seeking compensation based on the preliminary estimated loss, state minister EP Jayarajan said.
If man-made carbon emissions continue unabated, some regions in northeast India could become unlivable by the end of the century due to a deadly combination of heat and humidity during heatwaves, recent research has projected. Large swathes of south Asia, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin, could approach the threshold for survivability outdoors.
CUMI has a market capitalisation of over Rs 6.500 crore and shares of the company were down 0.83% on Thursday at Rs 348.50.
IMD has issued red alert for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts in Kerala until Thursday.Kerala rains: IMD issues red alert for several districts
He said the unprecedented rainfall has wrecked havoc in the southern state, destroying property and forcing thousands to abandon their houses.
Most of Kerala is now flooded, with the situation worsening in several places, including Kochi, where backwaters threaten to breach their banks.
As reports of more deaths from different parts of Kerala started coming in, the death toll touched 22. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in Waynad and two in Kannur. The inundation has been so severe that the administration was compelled to vacate over a 100 houses in the vicinity. Approximately 951 people have been rehabilitated in the district as the low-lying residential areas have submerged in water.Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 22, Idukki dam opened after 26 years
According to the Disaster Management State Control room, 231 people have lost their lives and 32 are missing in flood-related incidents since August 8.
The website 'EachOneHostOne.com', which was launched today by five Chennai entrepreneurs, helps the affected relocate to any safer place which has been offered near them.
While June and July recorded 15 per cent and 18 per cent more rainfall than normal respectively in the state, August 1-19 recorded 164 per cent excess rainfall
Both UDF & LDF govts had junked a report that classified the flooded areas as ecologically-sensitive zones
Rainfall in six out of 14 districts was more than 10 times the normal on Thursday. Idukki alone got 266mm of rain.
PM tweeted that he would be reaching the state later this evening "to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to floods there."
So far, 2,182 persons have been rescued, 968 stranded people have been evacuated through prompt action of NDRF, Army and Navy, the MHA informed.
Kerala government has described the crisis as "extremely grave" and rescue operations are underway.
The nation stands by those who have lost their loved ones in floods, says PM Modi during his 72nd independence day speech.The nation stands by those who have lost their loved ones in floods: PM Modi
As a part of precautionary measure the arrival operations at the Cochin International Airport had been stopped yesterday.
Unseasonal rains have damaged crops to the tune of Rs 393.33 crore in Kerala, State Agriculture Minister Mullakara Ratnakaran said on Tuesday.
PIB has also issued a weather advisory on its Twitter account.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) representatives apprised the state authorities about the strong monsoon conditions with heavy rainfall activity in a meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan on August 9.
The uptick in the monsoon is expected to continue at least until the end of this month, which will be a big boon for farmers during the crucial planting period.
Southwest monsoon remained weak today though parts of the state received rains and isolated heavy rainfall has been predicted.
South-west monsoon has been weak over Kerala. Rain occurred at a few places in Kerala and at isolated places in Lakshadweep.
Exports of both these crops, ironically, have been controlled in the past several months despite firm global prices.
According to reports, sugarcane has been planted in 50.61 lakh hectare till date as compared to 48.63 lakh hectare last year while Cotton has been sown in 14.88 lakh hectare compared to 11.55 lakh hectare last year.
Showers in Karnataka would support cotton sowing while land preparation in Haryana would go well under mostly dry weather.