All 5 gates of Idukki Dam opened as Kerala battles unending rains

11 Août, 2018, 07:00 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India's Kerala state

Speaking to the media here, Vijayan said rains have caused extensive damage to life and properties across the state. Idukki has requested for help and will be receiving one column of Army.

Cochin International Airport released a statement and said that they have reviewed the situation and operational area of the airport has not been affected. The CIAL had earlier stopped arrival operations from 1.10 pm, as a precautionary measure. A good eight hours after the trial opening of the shutter, the water level had surged past 2,400.

The state administration was put on high alert as around 600 cusecs of water was discharged from the Idamalayar dam on Thursday morning, with the water level rising to 169.95 metres against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 169m.

In an unprecedented development, shutters of 24 dams in different parts of the state have been opened. The level is not showing any sign of receding despite a third shutter at the Cheruthoni spillway having been opened.

The incessant rains caused rivers in the region to swell, urging the authorities to open the shutters of as many as 22 dams, including the Cheruthoni dam on Idukki reservoir.

Search and rescue operations are under way in low-lying areas of Ernakulum and Idukki districts following heavy rain and landslips.

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The airport would probably be water-logged if the water from Idamalayar and Idukki dams reach Ernakulam, say sources.

Torrential downpour in the vulnerable northern and central districts of Kerala has hardly relented, with the catchment areas of the fast-filling Idukki reservoir recording 12.9 cm of rain by this morning.

Of the five family members who were buried under the debris in Idukki's Adimali town, two were pulled out alive by local people and police. In Ernakulam, 3,456 people have been shifted to camps following floods after 4 shutters of the Idamalayar dam were opened yesterday.

In addition to a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Chennai, Army personnel and men from Defence Security Corps from Kannur have landed in the district for relief and rescue operations.

"Three NDRF teams have arrived, two teams to arrive soon and six additional NDRF teams have been called in", said Vijayan, adding that the Nehru Trophy Boat Race has been cancelled.

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