Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rainfall in the state (Heavy rain) The government has confirmed 35 deaths in the last six days due to landslides and mudslides. There were 13 deaths in Kottayam, nine in Idukki, three in Malappuram, two each in Alappuzha and Kannur and one each in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kozhikode districts (Death) Reported.
Kaki Ananthodu Dam will be opened today. The decision to open the dam was taken due to heavy rains in the district. It is reported that the dam will be opened at 11 am today. Two of the four shutters will open today.
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According to reports, 100 to 200 cusecs of water will flow out. District Collector Divya S. Iyer warned that the water level in Pampa would rise and people should be vigilant. The low pressure area formed in the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep has weakened. However, the CM said in a press release that the rains were likely to continue till Monday evening.
Isolated heavy showers will continue in Thrissur, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts. Each team of the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram districts. In addition, 5 more teams have been directed to be deployed in Idukki, Kottayam, Kollam, Kannur and Palakkad districts. One of the two teams of the Indian Army is deployed in Thiruvananthapuram and one in Kottayam. They will take part in and lead rescue operations today.
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Fishing has been completely banned in Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep till date. The Kerala-Karnataka-Lakshadweep coast is likely to experience high tides and rough seas till 11.30 pm on October 18, the Met office said. The Chief Minister said that the Central Meteorological Department has warned of possible thundershowers and strong winds across Kerala till October 21.