Kannur: Heavy rainfall in Kerala’s Kannur district has caused a landslide that has killed two people in Iritty. The heavy downpour began on Tuesday night and several districts have been affected due to the rains. The rains have also caused the water level at dams to go up. The Idukki dam has come to 2,396.96 feet.
Idamalayar dam has been on red alert and it is only issued when the water goes above 2,399 feet. The dam will open Thursday and 164 cumec water will be released, as reported by The NewsMinute.
The Kerala State Electricity Board also told that the water level of Periyar river is also likely to go up and the Kozhikode’s Kakkayam dam will also be opened. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) will be opening the dams’ shutters to 6 am instead of 8 am.
The authorities have also asked people to not panic if the water level rises. “The increase in water level downstream due to this limited discharge is estimated to be contained within the river banks,” it said in a release.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in several parts of the state that has received heavy rains for past two days. The Kerala government on Wednesday said that it will implement the second phase of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem development package to bring relief to farmers whose crops have been damaged due to the flood.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that the state government will approach the Centre for implementation of these schemes.