Kerala rains: Centre will provide all possible support, says Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Center will provide all possible help to the people of Kerala affected by heavy rains and floods.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Center will provide all possible help to the people of Kerala affected by heavy rains and floods.

He said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been sent to assist in the rescue operation. “We are continuously monitoring the situation in parts of Kerala in view of heavy rains and floods. The central government will provide all possible assistance to help those in need. NDRF teams have already been dispatched to assist in the rescue operations. Praying for everyone’s safety, tweeted Shah.


Earlier today, three more bodies were recovered from Kootkal in Kerala’s Kottayam district due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, taking the death toll in the state to nine.


State Ministers K Rajan, Roshi Augustine and VN Vasavan attended a review meeting to assess the situation arising due to heavy rains in the state at Mundakkayam in Kottayam this morning.


A total of 11 teams of National Disaster Relief Teams (NDRF) have been deployed in the state in coordination with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) in view of the rain in several districts of Kerala and a red alert for possible floods and waterlogging. )


According to the NDRF, a total of 33 people, including eight women and seven children, have been rescued so far.
This morning a team of NDRF carried out rescue operation at Kokkayar in Idukki, where a landslide had occurred yesterday. Rescue operations were carried out in and around Ernakulam district and also in Vaipur, Rani taluk of Pathanamthitta district.


According to the Meteorological Department, there will be heavy rains in some parts of the state in the next 24 hours starting from October 17.
Apart from NDRF, Air Force, Navy and Army have also been deployed to assist in rescue and relief operations.

First published:October 17, 2021, 2:05 pm

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