Kerala

Water level in Peechi nears maximum

Warning issued to people living on the banks of canals from Peechi reservoir

The water level in Peechi reservoir is nearing the maximum level. The maximum water level of the reservoir is 79.25 m.

When the water level touched 78 m on Tuesday, the authorities issued the first flood warning to the panchayats located on the banks of the canals from Peechi.

The second warning would be given when the water level reaches 78.3 m and the third warning, 78.6 m. The sluices will be opened after the third warning. If the rain continues with the same intensity, the shutters will be opened soon, according to authorities.

It is after four years that the sluices of the dam have been opened following water level reaching the maximum. It was in 2014 that the sluices were opened last.

The water level in other dams such as Poomala, Chimmini and Vazhani is also filling fast.

Heavy rain and winds continued to create havoc in the district on Tuesday.

Roads damaged

Torrential rain and the poor condition of roads has caused traffic blocks in various parts of the city.

Law-lying areas in the district are inundated. Traffic in many areas has been regulated owing to flooding. The Alappatt-Pallippuram Road, Ammadam, Kodannur, Nedupuzha, Venginissery, Palakkkal, Chazhur, Pullu, Purathoor, Pazhuvil, Kuttur, Choorakkattukara, Karanjira, Nedupuzha and Aranattukara are the worst-affected areas.

Kole land areas such as Kattur, Chazhur, Cherpu, Paralam, Anthikkad, Arimbur and Manalur are facing the worst flood in the last 50 years, according to local people.

People in many areas are stranded as the roads connecting their places are under water.

Meanwhile, the LDF staged a protest against the poor condition of the Thrissur-Palakkad National Highway.

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