Kerala Floods: Kochi Airport Stops All Fights Till 2 PM

Kerala Floods: Kochi Airport Stops All Fights Till 2 PM

Kerala Floods: Kochi Airport Stops All Fights Till 2 PM 

New Delhi: The state of Kerala has been facing a lot of destruction due to continuous rainfall. The operation of  flights have been stopped at Kerala'sKochi airport due to waterlogging in vicinity. Operations of all the flights have been suspended till 2 pm.

The shutters of several dams were lifted which led to the flooding of the area which has led to suspension of  operations. The airport is situated near the Periyar river bank. 

An airport spokesperson told news agency PTI, "Operations suspended to/from Cochin International Airport till 1400 hrs...due to flood level in and around Airport."

This morning, a warning was issued by  the weather office, which stated, that heavy rain accompanied with gusty winds, speed reaching 60 kmph,  is expected in all districts of Kerala. The alert issued at 7 am is for three hours.

Several districts of the state including Idukki, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Thiruvananthapuram, continue to face landslides and floods.

Due to landslides and land slips in the district part of Western Ghats, several people have fled their homes. People living in the downstream have been shifted to relief camps. The officials said that, over 13,800 people have been provided shelter at 124 relief camps in the district. Low lying areas are bombarded.

During his addressal at the Indian Independence Day, PM Modi said, "Many parts of India affected by floods. My thoughts are with
families of those who lost their lives in floods."

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Shutters of Mullaperiyar dam were opened last night at 2.30 am, after water levels rose. Before opening the gates,  hundreds of people living on the banks of Periyar river were shifted.

Earlier,  Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala told the media that the devastation is worst since 1924. Yesterday, the CM announced that it would not celebrate Onam in the wake of the mass destruction and loss of lives.

 Since August 8, the floods have claimed the lives of  42 people in Kerala, and around 60,000 people have been displaced. The damage has been estimated at nearly 8,000 crore rupees.

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