Rain in Kerala: Red alert for three districts; 75 folks lacking as landslide hits Rajamalai | Kochi News

KOCHI: More than 75 folks, largely tea property staff, are reported lacking in Pettimudi, Rajamalai in Munnar after a landslide fell over 20 homes as heavy rains continued to lash all by way of the evening and morning on Friday.
Police and fireplace and rescue groups have reached the place and are trying to find the lacking individuals. The areas have been fully lower off after the Periyavara short-term bridge collapsed. Road connectivity has been fully disrupted. Electricity has been disrupted for the previous few days because the heavy rains started resulting in the collapse of communication networks. Though there’s a BSNL tower, lack of electrical energy has disrupted it additionally.
Meanwhile, Peermade taluk recorded the best rainfall of 26 cm for the previous 24 hours in Idukki district. All different stations have additionally recorded excessive ranges together with Udumbanchola-12 cm, Idukki-22 cm, Thodupuzha -9 cm and Devikulam -22 cm.
Five estates in Marayoor panchayat have been disconnected for the previous few days due to energy disruptions, reviews stated.
A landslide at Mundakkai in Wayanad has destroyed two homes. However, there have been no casualties reported.

The IMD has issued a pink alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad for Friday. An Orange alert has been sounded for all districts besides Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.
Meanwhile, heavy rains have been reported from Ernakulam district. Water entered low mendacity areas of Nedumbassery, Chengamanad and Kanjoor villages. Residents in colonies in Muvattupuzha evacuated as water entered their homes. The flood water reached close to Muvattupuzha Town. Similar scenario has been reported in lots of locations in North Paravur. A complete of 46 folks in Bosco colony in Eloor shifted to a reduction camp.

The Periyar river stage rose in Aluva virtually submerging the Mahadeva temple on its banks.
All shutters of Kallarkutty dam have been opened to launch 1500 cumecs of water. The Central water fee has issued yellow warning (above regular stage) for Vandiperiyar river in Idukki district and river Pamba at Madamon in Pathanamthitta district.

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