Published On: Sat, Aug 18th, 2018

Kerala Forecast: Heavy Rains To Come Again

Even though there is no red alert for the flood hit districts of Kerala any more but the Met Department forecast more heavy rains for several districts including Alappuzha, Pathanamhitta and Ernakulam.

Kerala Forecast- Heavy Rains To Come Again

Since August 9 the death toll in the state stands at 196 and more than 6,00,000 people are taking shelters in 3,66 relief camps.

22 more deaths are reported today in Ernakulum, Idukki, Thrissur, Chengannur and Pathanamthitta districts. Massive rescue operations by army, navy, coast guard and NDRF are in process in worst affected areas including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Chengannur, Aluva and Chalakudy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveyed the affected areas and sanctioned Rs 500 crore as relief to Kerala. He announced kin of the deceases would be given Rs 2 lakh each and Rs 50,000 to those who are seriously injured.

About his government in Delhi is providing all possible assistance to the state he said, “This includes financial assistance, providing food grains and medicines. We have asked NHAI, NTPC, PGCIL to render all possible assistance and cater to basic infrastructure needs in the wake of the floods.”

Earlier this week Delhi announced Rs 100-crore assistance to Kerala following an aerial survey conducted by Union home minister Rajnath Singh.

Amid such one of the worst flood-hit situation Modi has cancelled his US trip for medical consultation.

Several banks operating in the state have announced waiving off fees, charges on banking transactions for the people.

Kerala chief ministers Pinarayi Vijayan said the state is facing its worst flood in 100 years.

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