Travel advisory: Kerala flood and landslide cause havoc

TRAVEL NEWS, KERALA Created : Oct 18, 2021, 19:37 IST

Travel advisory: Kerala flood and landslide cause havoc



The Indian state of Kerala is currently facing the wrath of nature, as at least 26 people lose their lives in floods. It is being reported that the most affected districts in the state are Kottayam and Idukki. Travellers may want to take note, and keep themselves updated regarding the weather. It is not advisable to travel to the affected areas in the state, as the rural areas are getting cut off.

A terrifying video of a house being washed away by the currents of a river in Kottayam’s Mundakayam town clearly shows the extent of the natural disaster. The beautiful little town leads to the higher areas of Southern Kerala.

The Indian armed forces are already running rescue operations in the state as weather forecasts suggest rain to continue for the coming week.

After days of rainfall, thousands have been evacuated, as 184 relief camps have been set up for those affected by the rain. Food, clothing, and bedding have been provided to over 8000 people, according to last estimates. As people grieve over the loss of property and livelihood, the government announces financial aid.

Kerala, blessed with natural resources, is a much popular tourist destination. However, it is not uncommon for it to get flooded. In 2018, the state witnessed one of the worst floods, when over 483 people had died. Out of the 54 dams in the state, 34 were opened up for the first time in that year.

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