Thiruvananthapuram heaves a sigh of relief as the rain subsides – The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The neighborhood returned to normal after the rain ended on Monday. The water level in rivers and flood waters also started to drop due to the clear morning weather. Most of those who moved to the relief camps have returned home. Some had to stay in the camps because their homes had to be cleaned up after the flash floods.
In addition, the water levels of the rivers fell after the shutters of the three dams – Neyyar, Aruvikkara and Peppara were lowered. However, the permanent control rooms of the district administration, the municipality and the fire department are still operational.
Flooding in various parts of the worst affected Neyyattinkara taluk has also stopped. However, the damage reported due to the rain has yet to be ascertained and compensated. “It was a day of relief. No rain was reported and several people returned from the camps. But the damage is to be calculated. The government will do what is necessary as soon as possible ”, declared the deputy of Neyyattinkara K Ansalan.
Meanwhile, the district administration issued heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning alerts in the district from Wednesday to Friday. Heavy rains and flash floods hit the district on Saturday following a low formed in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea through Sunday.
582 people in 21 camps in dist
Currently, 582 people reside in 21 relief camps opened in the district. Most of the camps have been opened in the Neyyattinkara taluk. In total, 10 relief camps shelter 206 people from 82 families. Four relief camps have been set up in Thiruvananthapuram taluk.
There are 79 people from 33 families and 273 people from 68 families in four relief camps in Chirayinkeezhu taluk and 24 people from seven families in three camps in Nedumangad taluk.
The shutters of the Peppara dam will be further raised
As on Monday, the shutters of the Peppara dam were raised to 140 centimeters. The district collector informed that the first and fourth strands will be raised by 5cm each at 10pm on Monday. The second and third shutters of 10cm each (170cm in total) at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. (200cm of water in total). The collector urged residents to be extra vigilant. The collector issued an alert following the increase in the water level in the watershed.
The body of a migrant worker found
The body of a migrant worker missing in the Amayizhanjan canal near Kannammoola was found near the Akkulam nautical club on Monday. The deceased was identified as Nagardeep Mandal from Jharkhand. Police from the medical school said the body was found around 6:30 p.m. The body was handed over to his brother who is also in Thiruvananthapuram. Nagardeep had ventured into the canal for a swim with his friends around 2 p.m. Saturday.
The session of the Assembly will be rescheduled
T’Puram: Given the ongoing monsoon fury, the current session of the State Assembly will be rescheduled. The session will resume after recess on Wednesday with only the minimum number of lawmakers required to ensure a quorum. The House cannot meet for the remaining days of this week. The Legislative Affairs Advisory Committee will meet and finalize the revised schedule, a statement from the president’s office said. Most of the MPs in the flood-affected areas are currently active in leading rescue and relief operations, hence plans to reschedule the session.
NDRF deployed to areas affected by rain in Kollam
Kollam: District collector Afsana Parveen said the 4th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stationed in Arakkonam was deployed to rain-affected areas in the district on Monday. The team, led by Kuljender Maun and Ravinder, has 20 members.
- Do not stand or park cars under trees when it is windy and rainy.
- Cut branches from overhanging trees in the backyards of houses. Inform the local communities concerned to cut overhanging branches in public places.
- Those living in muddy, tin-covered, unsealed houses should contact the District Disaster Management Authority’s control room on 1077 and move to safer buildings at the request of authorities.
- If power lines and poles are broken during strong winds and heavy rain, contact the KSEB control room on 1912 or the district disaster management authority control room.
- If newspaper and milk suppliers and those who commute to work early in the morning notice that power lines have fallen on the road, report it to the control room.
- Avoid standing in open areas and keep windows and doors closed, as lightning most often occurs between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Avoid sitting on a patio, high ground, or tree branches during thunderstorms. Avoid flying kites.
- Do not go out on the patio or in the yard to pick up clothes during thunderstorms.
- Do not go fishing or swimming in the water.