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Heavy rains to aggravate catastrophic Kerala Floods

Heavy rains to aggravate catastrophic Kerala Floods

04:56 PM

Kerala Floods

The state of Kerala has been battling massive floods for the past ten days. Scores of people have lost their lives and life has taken a standstill at God’s own country. So far, 80 people are reported to be dead and more may follow. Heavy showers have refused to take a backseat from the state.

The last 24 hours also saw very heavy showers making an appearance over the state with three-digit rainfall in many pockets. During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Wednesday, Thrissur recorded a whopping 237 mm of rainfall, Kozhikode saw 199 mm of rains, Palakkad witnessed a massive 185 mm of rains, Karipur 125 mm, Kochi 113 mm, Alappuzha 97 mm of rainfall, Kannur 47.8 mm, Punalur 67 mm, and Thiruvananthapuram 41.8 mm of rains.

Here is a table below which shows excess rains in Kerala on August 15 and 16:

kerela-rainfall-15-&16

As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, rains are expected to continue over the state of Kerala for some more time with showers remaining on the heavier side for the next 24 hours at least. Thereafter, rains may reduce but due to continuation of on and off rains.

12 more NDRF teams have rushed for rescue and relief operations. Currently, 52 teams of Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard are carrying out relief and rescue operations in India. In the meanwhile, Kochi Airport operations are to remain suspended until 2 pm, August 26.

Kerala CM has said floating devices, lifeboats and life jackets is likely to be airdropped to stranded groups of 50 or more people in Kerala.

Image Credit: TOI

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to skymetweather.com