Kerala Floods 2018: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation in flood-hit Kerala

Kerala Floods 2018

Kerala Floods 2018“: Currently, Kerala is facing heavy floods. This is mainly due to inconsistent rainfall in the monsoon season. This is the most disastrous calamity in Kerala. Over 330 people died and 300,000 people are missing. Rescue operations are currently under progress. 52 rescue teams from army, navy and air force are into rescuing and restoration. The damaged is estimated to be around 8000 crore rupees.

Causes of Kerala Floods 2018

Kerala state received heavy rainfall on the mid-evening of 14 August. The scale of rainfall is 310 millimeters. For the first time history, 35 out of 42 dams are open. All the five gates of the Idukki dam are opened after 26 years. Hilly district of Wayanad is now isolated. The main causes are low pressure, Heavy Rain and Overflow of dams because of land sliding.

Impact of Kerala Floods 2018

About 350 flood relief camps are going on. Army, navy and air force are working hand in hand. Damage to property, natural resources is prevalent.  80% of the state has no power supply. Due to the overflow of river Pamba pilgrimage to Sabarimala stopped.

Response on Kerala Floods 2018

Chief Secretary Tom Jose said that ” The situations are under control. The government is on top as far as the situation is concerned”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to cancel his trip due to heavy rain. The chief minister of Kerala said that “Something like never happened in the history of Kerala”. Many philanthropists and celebrities contributed to getting Kerala out of this miserable situation.

Rainfall by District (June 2018 – till date)

 

  • Idukki – 89%
  • Palakkad – 72%
  • Mallapuram – 52%
  • Kollam – 51%
  • Kottayam – 50%
  • Ernakulam  – 48%
  • Thiruvananthapuram – 45%
  • Pathanamtitha – 44%
  • Kozhikode – 30%
  • Alamppuzha – 29%
  • Wayanad – 26%
  • Thrissur – 16%
  • Kasaragod – 12%
  • Kannur – 10%
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