Though weather improved, the sea is continuing to intrude into coastal villages in the district

Sea erosion was reported from parts of Kasaragod on Thursday even as the district remained by and large sunny despite weathermen forecasting widespread rain across the State for two days. The tile-roofed house of Jameela of Pervad was damaged in rain and strong winds early Thursday morning.

Sea erosion was reported from Mogral, Koppalam Nangi, Pervad, Gandhinagar, Kasaba, and Shiriya.

Coconut palms and other trees on beaches continued to get uprooted in sea intrusion and the residents in these areas remained in the grip of panic.

The district by and large remained sunny all through the day. In view of the forecast of heavy rain for the two days, authorities had ordered closure of all educational institutions in the district on Thursday.

Official sources said the district had received 38.40 mm of rain during the last 24 hours up to 8.30 a.m. on Thursday.


Kozhikode Staff Reporter adds: A team of officials headed by District Collector C.A. Latha, on Thursday, visited Kakkayam, where a small landslip was reported on Wednesday evening. The Collector visited the spot as the threat was continuing in the hilly region. A portion of the road leading to the tourist site had been partly destroyed in the incident.

Purushan Kadalundi, MLA, and officers from the Public Works Department and the Kerala State Electricity Board accompanied the Collector to the location. The team reviewed the measures already taken to prevent the cave-in of land along the hill road and clear waterlogged areas.

As per a standing order from the Collector, sightseers would not be allowed to visit the spot till the monsoon subsided. The restriction was imposed as 18 tourists were stranded near the Kakkayam dam site on Wednesday following the landslip.

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