Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: The monsoon, on a lull on Thursday, returned in full fury on Friday even as the inflow of water from the Western Ghats continued unabated. All major rivers breached banks flooding the western low lying areas. Road traffic in these areas were paralysed. Power and drinking water supply was also disrupted.The worst affected were the western areas of Kottayam, Changanassery and Vaikom taluks. District authorities opened two more relief camps taking the total number of camps to 52 in the district.