The Chief Minister asked district authorities to dispense the compensation to flood-affected people without any delay. Train services via Ernakulam were disrupted as a major railway station in Kochi city was hit by rain waters.
Flight services were not affected at Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, an airport spokesman said. Road traffic was also hit in various parts due to water logging. Several low-lying areas were inundated and roads were cut off, especially in high range areas, officials said.
Nearly 30 rehabilitation centres were opened in Kottayam.district to accommodate hundreds of people affected by floods. Major towns in Kottayam.district, including Pala and Erattupetta,were almost isolated in the floods,officials said.
According to a report from Idukki, the water level at the Mullaperiyar reservoir was 130 feet today.
Educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts remained closed today as Collectors declared a holiday due to heavy rains.
According to Indian Meterological Department sources said the rains would continue till July 19.
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