Kerala

Upper Kuttanad still submerged

Two school-bound girls being taken on a bamboo raft through floodwater from their submerged home at Vengal in the upper Kuttanad village of Peringara on Wednesday.

Two school-bound girls being taken on a bamboo raft through floodwater from their submerged home at Vengal in the upper Kuttanad village of Peringara on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: LejuKamal

Epidemic threat looms large over many parts of the area

Flood situation continues to be grim in the low-lying upper Kuttanad region as water began receding from the upper reaches of Thiruvalla taluk on Wednesday.

As many as 186 people have been shifted to eight relief camps from the flood-hit areas of Thiruvalla taluk by Wednesday afternoon, according to official sources.

Rural roads

Nearly 70 rural roads in Niranam and Kadapra villages have been submerged in the floodwater. Mepral village, surrounded with flood waters, continued to remain cut off on Wednesday.

According to official sources, crop in an extent of 45.79 ha have been lost in the flood. Epidemic threat looms large over many parts of upper Kuttanad.

Water-borne diseases like jaundice have already been traced in these areas. Mundappally SC colony, Kazhuppil colony, and Chakkulathu colony, also remains isolated. Kerala State Electricity Board sources told The Hindu that Kakki, Anathode and Pampa reservoirs of the Sabarigiri hydro-electric project received heavy inflow from the catchment areas in the past one week.

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