Rajnath Assures Kerala CM All Help to Deal With Floods; to Visit Sunday
"Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the prevailing flood situation in the state. I have assured all possible assistance from the Centre to the state government. The relief and rescue ops are going on. MHA is closely monitoring the flood situation," Singh tweeted.
The home minister will undertake a survey of the flood-affected areas in Kerala on Sunday, a Home Ministry spokesperson said.
So far, 26 people have been killed, including 11 due to landslides in high-range Idukki yesterday.
For the first time in the last 26 years, a shutter of the Cheruthoni dam was opened yesterday and two more were opened at 7 am.
The full reservoir level is 2,403 feet and storage capacity is 69,268 Mcft and storage percentage is 97.61 percent.
With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in the state have been opened to drain out excess water.
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