kerala rain live updates may 15, 2021

With the affect of the deep melancholy over the Arabian Sea is anticipated to accentuate right into a cyclonic storm,.purple alerts have been sounded for 5 northern districts — Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod — on Saturday given the chance of extraordinarily heavy rainfall (in extra of 20 cm in a 24-hour interval).

Listed below are the newest updates:


Coast Guard rescues three stranded fishermen in Kannur

The raging sea following intense rains has worsened the accumulation of garbage off Kochi coast on Saturday.

The raging sea following intense rains has worsened the buildup of rubbish off Kochi coast on Saturday.  
| Picture Credit score: H. Vibhu


Three fishermen, who have been lacking after they went for fishing within the sea of Kannur have been rescued by the Indian Coast guard in a swift and daring operation carried out on a Friday evening within the Cyclone Tauktae ravaged sea.

Three individuals —Arun (36), Francis (58) and Surendran (64) — all native of Thiruvananthapuram, have been stranded in a marooned Indian fishing boat Badhriya after they left Thalassery harbour on Thursday. Nonetheless, in swift motion, all have been rescued at 10.20 pm by Coast Guard ship Vikram.

All of the rescued fisherman have been offered medical emergency therapy onboard the ship.


PM Modi to evaluate preparations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain an essential assembly on Saturday Could 15, 2021, to evaluate preparations to cope with impending Cyclone Tauktae, authorities sources stated.

Prime officers from throughout authorities departments, together with the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, will attend the assembly, they stated.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) had stated on Friday that the melancholy within the Arabian Sea is more likely to intensify right into a “very extreme cyclonic storm” on Could 17 and cross the Gujarat coast a day later, The climate situation has intensified right into a deep melancholy. It is extremely more likely to additional intensify into cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ by Saturday morning and really more likely to intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm by Saturday evening, it had stated.


Rains go away a path of destruction in Kottayam

The heavy rains accompanied by stormy winds that has lashed the state since Thursday have left a path of destruction throughout the Central Travancore Districts of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta.

In keeping with officers, the incessant rains introduced down a number of bushes, snapping energy cables and damaging crops in a number of acres of land. Nonetheless, no causalities have been reported to date.


A preliminary estimate by the Pathanamthitta district Administration advised that as many as 144 homes collapsed both partially or totally in the course of the summer time rains this yr. Of those, a minimum of 30 homes developed damages during the last couple of days. In the meantime, crops in over 248 hectares of land value over Rs.5.2 crore too have been washed out utterly. The persevering with gush of flood waters from the excessive ranges is threatening to scrub out the standing crops in over an enormous space of the paddy fields throughout the Higher Kuttanad area. The never-ending rains have additionally added to the woes of the paddy farmers, already hit onerous by an inordinate delay in paddy procurement.


The squally winds that accompanied the heavy rains has spewed widespread troubles throughout the backwater area of Kottayam,  prompting the authorities to open aid camps in several areas.  The low-lying areas of the Kottayam municipality and the adjoining villages together with Kumarakom, Aymanaam and Arppokkara have been inundated by the runoff water from the excessive ranges. A number of bushes have been uprooted throughout the area, resulting in disruptions in highway visitors and energy provide. The villages on the excessive ranges, in the meantime, have been on their toes in view of the extraordinary showers. The area, nevertheless, is but to witness any main cases of landslide this time.

As per estimates by the Hydrology Sub-Division in Kottayam, the district acquired a complete rainfall of 697.eight mm over the previous 24 hours . The water degree in all main rivers together with the Meenachil, Pampa and Manimalayar, too have reported a pointy rise, though effectively inside the hazard mark..


Home broken in Kasaragod

The sturdy winds and heavy rains as a result of low stress fashioned within the southeastern Arabian Sea, broken homes and households have been evacuated at few locations in Kannur and Kasaragod district. Following the heavy rains, three homes have been utterly broken at Moosodi seaside at Manjeswaram in Kasaragod within the final two days. M. Abdul Majeed, a resident, right here stated that three homes have been severely broken and folks have been evacuated.

Six households have been moved to the relative’s home after the ocean water deluged the realm at New Mahe in Thalassery. In Puthur, two homes have been partially broken after a coconut tree fell on them. Equally in Madayi in Kannur, eight members of a household have been shifted to their relative home. Three of the members of the family have been COVID-19 constructive. Whereas experiences of tree felling, roadblocks, and electrical energy line harm have been reported from numerous components of the 2 districts, no main incidents or casualties have been reported to date.


Extra aid camps opened in Alappuzha

With heavy rains and sea erosion persevering with to wreak havoc in several components of Alappuzha, the district administration has opened two extra aid camps in Thrikkunnapuzha and Arattuppuzha. Earlier it opened two camps in Kadakkarappally and Thamarakulam. Officers stated {that a} complete of 50 individuals have been shifted to the camps as of Saturday morning.

Sea erosion is extreme within the coastal components of Cherthala, Ambalappuzha, and Karthikappally taluks. At the least 10 homes have been both destroyed or partially at Ottamassery in Kadakkarappally grama panchayat. A number of households affected by the ocean erosion have moved to safer locations.

Sturdy winds that lashed Alappuzha city and different components of the district on Friday evening uprooted scores of bushes. A number of homes have been broken and energy provide was hit in a number of locations. “Numerous homes have been broken after unrooted bushes and branches fell over them. We’re but to establish the extent of injury and complete loss,” stated a income official.

In Kuttanad, floodwaters entered extra homes following outer bund breaches and a rise in circulate of water from neigbouring districts.

A 24-member Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) crew that reached the district on Friday, has been deployed to areas affected by coastal erosion in Cherthala.


Kerala braces for heavy rains, purple alerts in 5 northern districts

Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” . Image source: / @Indiametdept

Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” . Picture supply: / @Indiametdept

5 northern districts of Kerala ought to brace for very heavy rainfall immediately, Saturday, Could 15, 2021, the climate replace from the India Meteorological Division (IMD)  within the morning indicated.

Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod are on purple alert. Seven central and southern districts – Thrissur, Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kollam are on orange alert for scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall. Whereas Kerala is just not within the path of the northward shifting cyclone Tauktae, the climate system is more likely to intensify into a really extreme cyclonic storm because it strikes towards the Gujarat coast. 

Aid camps have been opened in a number of districts to accommodate households evacuated from areas by sea erosion. Given the COVID-19 state of affairs, COVID-19 sufferers among the many evacuees are being transferred to COVID First Line Therapy Centres and Domiciliary Care Centres. District administrations are additionally finishing up antigen exams within the aid camps.

9 NDRF groups

9 groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) have been deployed in numerous districts to deal with contingencies. The military and air drive models are also on stand-by. The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from the ocean off Kannur on Friday evening.

Components of the state are more likely to obtain remoted heavy rainfall until Could 19. TAUKTAE LIKELY TO INTENSIFY INTO A VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM The deep melancholy within the Arabian Sea had intensified into the cyclonic storm Tauktae (pronounced Tau’Te) within the early hours of Saturday.

The climate system is shifting northwards and lies centred over the east-central and south-east Arabian Sea about 160 km north-northwest of Aminidivi and 350 km south-southwest of Panjim and 960 km south-southeast of Veraval, Gujarat, the India Meteorological Division stated.

Tauktae is anticipated to accentuate right into a Extreme Cyclonic Storm in the course of the subsequent 12 hours and right into a Very Extreme Cyclonic Storm within the subsequent 12 hours. It is extremely more likely to transfer north-northwestwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya round Could 18 morning.



125 households shifted to safer areas in Kozhikode

Within the wake of intensified sea erosion risk, 125 households from numerous coastal areas of Kozhikode district have been relocated to safer areas.  Nearly all of them are actually staying within the homes of their shut kin following the technical difficulties confronted by the catastrophe administration authority in opening giant variety of aid camps by complying with the COVID-19 protocol.    

As of now, there are three aid camps operated by the Income Division authorities. In keeping with officers, 60 individuals have been to date accommodated in these aid camps opened within the limits of Kozhikode and Koyilandy taluks.  

Contemplating the protection points, the best variety of coastal households was shifted from Vadakara village. On Saturday, Could 15, 2021 alone, almost 300 individuals from 100 households relocated themselves to safer areas following the Catastrophe Administration Authority’s directives.  

Income Division officers stated greater than 15 households from the Kadalundi village have been additionally shifted to the homes of their kin. Solely those that weren’t discovered affected by any suspected COVID-19 signs have been requested to hunt the assist of kin, they stated.



Pier broken at Valiyathura

Valiyathura pier, a popular landmark in Thiruvananthapuram, damaged by battering waves on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Valiyathura pier, a preferred landmark in Thiruvananthapuram, broken by battering waves on Saturday, Could 15, 2021.
| Picture Credit score: S. Mahinsha


Battering waves have broken the outdated pier at Valiyathura, a preferred landmark within the district.  The area has been experiencing heavy sea erosion over the previous a number of days. A part of the pier has sagged, prompting the authorities to close the gates to stop individuals from coming into the construction.

The prevailing concrete pier was in-built 1956. Not used for docking vessels, the pier has remained a preferred vacation spot for the general public.


Rainfall prefer to proceed until Could 18

Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur have been placed on orange alert for scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall. Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad, that are on yellow alert, can count on scattered heavy rainfall on Saturday, the IMD indicated. Rainfall is more likely to proceed until a minimum of Could 18 in components of the State.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated the federal government equipment was on excessive alert to deal with contingencies. 9 groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) have been deployed in Kollam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Pathanamthitta.

(With inputs from our Correspondents and companies)

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