Thiruvananthapuram, August 14: The death toll in Kerala floods increased to 95 on Wednesday morning with a red alert issued in three districts of Ernakulam, Idukki and Alappuzha. At least 40 people are still missing. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall in central Kerala. Some areas of the state may witness rainfall of more than 20 cm. Kerala Floods: Death Toll Rises to 88, Malappuram Worst Hit; IMD Predicts More Rainfall.
The Indian Meteorological Centre regional director K Santhosh said that due to strengthening of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected to lash several parts of the state. According to a report published in Hindustan Times, around 51 people are still feared trapped under debris in two major landslides that occurred last week in Wayanad and Malappuram. Kerala Floods: Pic of Road Covered in Plastic Waste in Palakkad Goes Viral, Twitter Calls it 'Return Gift' of Nature.
Over 80 landslides rocked Kerala in the last five days and over around two lakh people are staying in the terror camps. Meanwhile, the flood-hit northern parts of the state are slowly limping back to normalcy. Maharashtra Floods: CM Devendra Fadnavis Announces Rs 6,813 Crore as Relief Package for Affected Regions.
Till now, more than 200 people have lost their lives in floods in four states of the country including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. In Maharashtra, 43 people were killed, 31 people lost their lives in Gujarat and 42 in Karnataka. However, the situation has improved in the three states. Rescue operations in Maharashtra's flood-hit Kolhapur and Sangli districts are over. The floodwater is also receding in Karnataka.