A yellow alert has been issued in the district on October 30 and 31 due to the possibility of heavy rains.
The district collector said people in low-lying areas, riverbanks and hilly areas prone to landslides and landslides should be extra vigilant in case of heavy rains in the last few days. P.K. Jayasree informed.
Those in areas affected by landslides, landslides and floods in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and those living in areas identified by the Geological Survey of India and the State Disaster Management Authority as risk zones and uninhabitable areas should be vigilant.
Warning to the people
Do not cross rivers or bathe in rivers or lakes for fishing or other purposes during heavy rains.
Do not climb over bridges, take selfies or stand in groups. Completely avoid night trekking to hilly areas.
Be careful as there is a risk of trees falling down and posts collapsing in the wind.
As a result of low pressure and cyclone, Kerala is likely to experience thundershowers and isolated showers till November 1.
Mullaperiyar | Mullaperiyar will open at 7 am; Minister Roshi Augustine says no worries
Tamil Nadu has announced that the Mullaperiyar Dam will open at 7 am on Friday, Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine said. The water will be released to maintain the water level of 138 feet until October 31. The Mullaperiyar Dam has a storage capacity of 12.758 TMC. Idukki has 70.5 TMC. If the water level in Mullaperiyar is kept at 138 feet, the water level in Idukki Dam will rise by only a quarter of a foot. The Idukki Dam was opened when the water level reached 2398.08 feet with a storage capacity of 2398.31 feet. Therefore, Idukki will be able to contain the water released from the Mullaperiyar, the minister said, citing figures.
The water level in the 24 km Mullaiyar from Mullaperiyar to Idukki is likely to rise below about 60 cm. A total of 1,079 people from 350 families affected by the two-foot-high flood have been evacuated. Thirty-five members of 11 families were shifted to Vandiperiyar Mohana Auditorium and 19 members of four families were shifted to a camp set up at Vandiperiyar St. Joseph English Medium School. Others have moved into relatives’ homes.
All the resettlers have been identified in seven villages in three talukas. All the preparations made during the opening of the Idukki Dam have been taken ahead of the opening of the Mullaperiyar Dam. All the departments like Revenue, Health, Fire Force, Forest and Police have formed special teams and completed the security arrangements. Police patrolled the area with evacuated houses. Emergency medical facilities have been set up at Kattappana and Peermede Taluk Hospitals and Vandiperiyar Community Health Center. The Minister said that the barriers in Mullayar have been removed to facilitate the flow of water.
Also Read- Mullaperiyar | State govt lashes out at Mullaperiyar issue: NK Premachandran MP
It has been directed to keep all the gates of the estates open for rescue operations. There are 24 hour control rooms at the district level in the village, taluk and collectorate. The fire brigade is equipped with all the security equipment, the minister said. Vazhoor Soman MLA and District Panchayat President GG K were present at the meeting held at Thekkady Periyar House. Philip, Alex Varghese, Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department and Shanthi Shajimon, President, Kumily Grama Panchayat.