User: subbu Topic: narmada
Category: non-narmada-dams :: Idukki
Last updated: Oct 05 2018 22:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Necessary directions for rainfall preparedness issued to 32 districts: TN Minister 5.10.2018 Zee News : India National
Tamil Nadu Minister M. Udhayakumar on Friday said that the state has been alerted following warnings of heavy rain. 
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Idukki dam to be closed as rainfall decline in Kerala: Reports 5.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The district authorities have decided not to open Kerala's Idukki dam on Friday after seeing a decline in the rain.
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Kerala braces for 'heavy rains'; TN, Karnataka, Pondy also on alert 5.10.2018 Rediff: News
An IMD bulletin said the low pressure area could intensify into a cyclonic storm, triggering heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Kerala.
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Heavy rain alert for Kerala, Lakshsadweep for 3-4 days 4.10.2018 Rediff: News
A red alert has been sounded in three districts of Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad in Kerala.
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'Dams played a major role in this flood' 27.8.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The rivers that caused the maximum problem were the ones that had dams built on them.'
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265 dead in Kerala floods since Aug 8, 36 still missing 25.8.2018 Rediff: News
With over 8.69 lakh people still in 2,287 relief camps, it is a subdued 'Onam', the harvest festival, in the state.
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Kerala to SC: Sudden water release by TN caused deluge 23.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'We requested controlled release of water without waiting for the water level in the reservoir to reach its full level.'
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Opening of dams caused Kerala floods, says Opposition 22.8.2018 Rediff: News
Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala demanded a judicial probe into the circumstances that led to opening of shutters of 40-odd dams at a time in the state.
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Kerala deluge due to govt failure in maintaining dam’s water level: Chennithala 22.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Thiruvananthapuram, Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday alleged that serious lapses on the part of the State government in maintaining water level at dams resulted in the devastating flood. “The present flood situation is man-made. The Dam shutters were opened without taking necessary preparations,” Mr Chennithala alleged at a press […]
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Death toll in Kerala mounts to 210, over 7 lakh displaced 19.8.2018 Zee News : India National
High-range Idukki district, Malappuram and Thrissur are among the worst hit.
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LIVE! Rainfall intensity over Kerala decreasing: IMD 19.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue 19.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue
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Operation Water Baby: How Coast Guard rescued a newborn, mom and family 19.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
"On August 16 night, just as we reached an abandoned government hospital for rest after four days of non-stop work, the local police officer, villagers and NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) officials came to us, asking to save the life of a woman who had just given birth," he said.
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Kerala: 6 lakh in relief camps, thousands still waiting to be rescued 19.8.2018 Rediff: News
The maximum death toll has been reported from Idukki district, where 43 people have lost their lives so far, as per official estimates. 28 deaths were reported in Malappuram and 27 in Thrissur.
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Kerala floods: IMD issues weather forecast for the next 5 days; fishermen warned to not venture into waters 19.8.2018 DNA: Top News
The relief for Kerala is that there is expected to be reduced intensity of rainfall in the state. A Skymet weather report also suggested that the low intensity rainfall may result in receeding of flood waters. Meanwhile, the Indian Meterological department on Sunday issued a number of releases, where they announced that Thiruvananthapuram will receive light to moderate rainfall till Thursday. Kollam, however, will continue to receive heavy rainfall today, but will see the intensity reducing from Monday. Similarly, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Thrissur will receive heavy rainfall today, but will see a reduced intensity in the next 23 hours, which will continue reducing in the next few days. "Strong winds mainly from Westerly direction speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely along and off Karnataka- Kerala coast & over Lakshadweep area. Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Karnataka coast and over ...
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Kerala Floods: Ecologists say 'development' led to disaster 19.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Even as Kerala is facing its worst ever monsoon floods, environmentalists call it as a man-made disaster citing the government's failure on the environmental policy front. They attributed the devastating floods and landslides to the extensive quarrying, mining, mushrooming of high-rises on the hillside as part of tourism and illegal encroachment of forestland by private parties. All the 14 districts in the state have been placed under red alert, after 35 out of the 39 dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni, part of Idukki reservoir and Idamalayar had to be opened at the same time for the first time. The water level crossed dangerous levels which led to flooding in the downstream areas. People were stranded after several areas in the hilly districts were cut off due to landslides. The data from the Indian Meteorological Department shows that Kerala received 2,087.67 mm of rain from June 1 to August 15—a departure of nearly 30 per cent from the 3,368 mm rain in 1924. Environmentalists cited the extensive ...
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Kerala braces for more rain, red alert continues in 11 districts, NDRF launches biggest ever rescue ops 19.8.2018 Zee News : States
The death toll in Kerala touches 357 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday. Red alert was earlier issued in 11 districts while India Metereological Department (IMD) predicts more rainfall.
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Thousands rescued as rains, landslides continue to haunt Kerala 18.8.2018 Rediff: News
A large number of people, including senior citizens, women and children were airlifted from isolated buildings
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'We were breathless in fear' 18.8.2018 Rediff: News
'Only when you see it, you will understand how bad the situation is.'
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PM conducts aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala, announces Rs 500 cr relief fund 18.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
An ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given per person to the next of kin of those killed in the floods.
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