Kerala has been devastated and damaged by floods. This has affected the lives of people in the state Educational institutions including professional colleges in the Wayanad, Kollam, Palakkad, Kozhikode districts and Aluva have been closed today due to heavy rains. Water has entered the houses and the streets.
It has been raining non-stop in Wayanad and Palakkad for more than a day. The shutters of the Banasura Sagar dam in the Wayanad is also overflowing with water. Wayanad District Collector has also ordered to stop all quarrying activities in the district till further notice.
The Higher Secondary improvement examinations which were scheduled to be held on Thursday has been postponed and the office of the Education Minister is reported to have said that the new date will be announced late
In the Adimaly region of Idukki, several houses are reported to have been submerged under water and that five persons have been admitted at the Adimali taluk hospital. It is also speculated that two are dead while several have been injured. Thamarassery Churam has also been hit by landslides following which the flow of traffic has been disrupted. There have been 15% more rainfall in the state since June.
While Idukki district of Kerala has received the highest rainfall with an excess of 41% followed by Kottayam received an excess rainfall of 35% and Ernakulam received an excess of 33% rainfall this season.