7 Districts on Red Alert, Worst Flooding In 94 Years

Thiruvananthapuram : With fresh onslaught of heavy downpour and intermittent high winds Kerala is hit with worst flooding in 94 years.

The northern districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad districts are worst-hit with record floods, fresh landslides and roads engulfing settlements.

Authorities have issued red alert to 7 districts covering Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.

Kozhikode reported two landslides close to Thamaraserry that blocked roads there.

Pampa continues to rise dangerously while the old Ranni bridge known as Ranni valiyapalam has been submerged.

The famed hills station of Munnar has traffic disruption in the region and flooding of tea estates and much of Old Munnar town.

In Malappuram, Chaliyar river swelled forcing hundreds to flee their homes and take shelter in govt arranged relief centres.

In Wayanad, the Banasurasagar Dam raised its sluice gates wreaking havoc in the region.

Palakkad floods have worsened with Chulliyar Dam opening its sluice gates on Tuesday.

Parts of Kannur continues to remain submerged with no sign of rains slowing down any time soon.

Kasargode is witness one of the worse situations as its multiple rivers continue to enter settlements after bursting banks.

Around 25,000 people are presently shelter in relief camps across four district.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vaijayan came up before media and said Kerala was passing through one of its worst times ever and urged people to join hands with governments in delivering relief to the those affected.

MeT has forecast torrential rains to continue till Saturday across districts.

Around 39 people have died so far in rain-related incidents.

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