After several days of rain, floods and landslides, Kerala took a breather on Saturday.
However, the state remained on alert, with over 60,000 displaced people in four districts.
The Met Department has predicted severe to very heavy rainfall in most of the areas in the areas of Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod over the next three days and has put them on alert.
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Meanwhile, the President of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide the Kerala government with sufficient funds to respond to the flood crisis and restore critical infrastructure in the state.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Gandhi said that the torrential rain, floods and wide landslides left a trail of destruction over the state.
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Union Interior Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to be in Kochi soon to assess the flood situation in Kerala.
The minister is expected to monitor the rain-related damage near the Idukki Thadiyampad and Adimali dams in the Idukki district, as well as some locations in the Ernakulam district.
Later that evening, he will meet with the head of state and senior officials of Cochin International Airport.
Rain continues in Idukki, Wayanad
The water level in the Idukki-Hydel Reservoir has dropped below the 2400-foot mark, but the location in much of Idukkis remains bleak with severe displacement and Continuous Rainfall
The latest data on the reservoir height in the main dams of the Idukki-Hydel Reservoir System showed that the water level in the Idukki Dam had dropped to 2399.1