Kerala Battles Worst Flood in History, Death Toll Rises To 114
All districts of Kerala will receive “heavy rainfall” till 14 August, predicted IMD.
With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 114 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, the Centre on Thursday, 16 August, deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the state on Friday, 17 August.
- CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that water levels are expected to increase, and assured deployment of additional helicopters
- A red alert has been issued in all 14 districts
- 24 dams across the state had been opened, leading to flooding of towns and villages
- The Kochi airport will remain shut till 26 August
PM Modi Speaks to Kerala CM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he spoke to the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about the flood situation in the state. He also confirmed that he will visit the state later in the day.
5 Units Of NDRF Reach Kerala
Five units of National Disaster Response Force have reached Thiruvananthapuram on Friday, 17 August for rescue operations. 35 teams are expected to reach there later in the day, reported ANI.
Death Toll Touches 114
With the death toll in the devastating floods rising to 114 in Kerala, and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, reported IANS.
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