10 dead, several missing since Kerala fears a repeat of 2018 floods returned to awaken Kerala on Thursday as heavy rainfall forced in central, northern districts claiming of 10 lives, also triggering landslips and overrun large swathes of low lying regions.
The government has activated the state emergency operations center and also called in the armed forces and 13 additional units of the NDRF to tackle the contingency.
The NDRF team have been positioned in Wayanad , Idukki, and Malappuram.
Kannu-based defense security corps have orders to rush to the affected districts with that government has also sought help from Indian Air Force.
A red alert has been issued for Idukki , Malappuram , Kozhikode, and Wayanad for Friday. The state government opened 139 relief camps on Thursday in which approximately 9000 people were shifted by 5 pm.
Shutters of five dams maintained by the Water Resources Department- Kuttiadi ,Mangalam , Kanjirappuzha , karappuzha, and Malankara – were opened to control the rising water levels in the districts of which also a constant watch is being kept to know the water level rise every second.