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Kerala floods: So far, 83 lost their lives in floods and landslides

Published Aug 13, 2019, 3:37 am IST
Updated Aug 13, 2019, 3:37 am IST
At the review meeting here, the Chief Minster said large number of people were registering with the Kerala Rescue Portal.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday  held video conference with collectors to review flood situation in the state.  So far 83 persons have lost lives due to landslindes and floods in the state. 58 are missing. So far 654 relief camps have been opened where nearly 3 lakh people are lodged

The Chief Minister said that the registration of more than 1 lakh volunteers for rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas has given hope to the state.


At the review meeting here, the Chief Minster said large number of people were registering with the Kerala Rescue Portal . The volunteers include 415 doctors.

The Chief Minister said though the rains had subsided in many places, the officials need to continue the vigil. Meteorological department has predicted rain in Alappuzha, Idukki , Kottayam districts on August 13. He said importance need to be given to sanitation and cleaning activities. Sanitation activities in schools which are functioning as camps, water logged areas.

Directions have been issued to provide more toilets in camps which are facing shortage.  This time more than 3000 volunteers from Kudumbasree who are trained in electric and plumbing works,  have been enrolled. They will be carrying out repair works in affected areas.

Food material is being provided in camps by civil supplies department. Food material worth `7.38 crore were distributed yesterday.

The local bodies have started cleaning operations in houses and business establishments in nine districts. By Monday evening 15,000 houses, 920 shops, 64 public establishments were cleaned and 2960 wells chlorinated.

The Caracas of 866 animals recovered from five districts were disposed of. Officials have been directed to scientifically dispose of such Caracas. Over 14,000 volunteers have become forward for clearing operations.

Of the 54 substations which had developed snag , 42 have been repaired. LPG , petrol and diesel supply has become normal.

The Chief Minister directed collectors to ensure facilities in relief camps. At a video conference with collectors, he said the district administration should focus on cleanliness drive in camps and other affected areas .

The Chief Minister said collectors should monitor supply of food materials in camps, toilets facilities, drinking water, care of elderly, children and patients, coordinate activities of volunteers’ including cleaning of houses, removal of Caracas and health care activities.