Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives
11 August, 2018, 07:02 | Author: Myra Gill
The water level at Idukki dam was 2,398 at 8 am, 50 feet against the FRL of 2,403 feet.
Due to heavy rains and resultant floods in Kozhikode and Waynad districts, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been moved to Kozhikode.
Earlier State Power Minister M.M. Mani, who hails from Idukki, said: "Things are pretty bad and I have visited the affected areas on Thursday morning".
The government has asked tourists not to go to high range areas and dam sites.
Five members of a family lost their lives in Idukki's Adimali town.
A road in Malappuram was washed out after flash floods hit the region.
Arrival operations at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) resumed almost two hours after it was suspended in view of possible inundation in the airport area following a rising water level in the Periyar river. All passenger trains on the Kanjikode-Walayar stretch in the Palakkad-Podanur section were disrupted because of the rain. Site inspection is now underway and the fix work is scheduled to be completed today.
Meanwhile, the inclement weather has forced the Kerala state electricity board to issue a third red alert in the connection.
The Idukki reservoir can hold water up to 2403 feet.
Heavy rains for the past two days and release of water from the Idamalayar dam yesterday, resulted into localised flooding in low-lying areas in the northern districts of Kerala. The situation is being closely monitored. The last time the dam shutters were opened in the year 1992.
"Three NDRF teams have arrived, two teams to arrive soon and six additional NDRF teams have been called in", said Vijayan, adding that the Nehru Trophy Boat Race has been cancelled.
The India Meteorological Centre's regional office in Thiruvananthapuram has predicted heavy downpour for two more days in the area.
At present, Kerala has been observing a rainfall surplus of 15 percent. "We have requested Indian Navy to send helicopters to rescue people stranded in Wayanad". "Educational institutions including professional colleges at Kothamangalam, Kunnathunad, Aluva, Paravur Taluk, and Kadamakkudy will remain closed tomorrow", District Collector said.
More importantly, there is a new contracting triangle forming with resistance near $608 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair. At the time of writing this article, Bitcoin has shed more than 8 percent of its market price in the last 24 hours.
"I'm not confident", he said. "Nothing will happen before the transfer window shuts?" But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.
She wrote that she worked to get a copy of it and that is why she was sacked from the White House. "It's absurd all around". Newman met Trump in 2004, when she was a contestant on the first season of The Apprentice .
Samsung also previewed a new voice-assisted speaker, the Galaxy Home, using its homegrown digital assistant, Bixby. In fact, it turns out that Samsung's plus-sized Note range of phones actually commands the most loyal fan base.
Asked if the new season will be more hard without the signings he wanted, Mourinho told Sky Sports: 'Of course it will be. I think with everybody, all the players, all the team-mates, make you comfortable to wear this and proud to wear this.
Now in custody, Ullrich, 44, was "under the influence of alcohol and drugs" during his arrest, said prosecutor Nadja Niesent. Earlier this week, the Ullrich opened up to German newspaper Bild about his separation from his wife and children.
Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey . Turkey's currency fell Friday after its economy was rattled by the United States' move to slap the country with more tariffs .
The decision came just days after the city announced an agreement with Bird to allow them to operate no more than 500 scooters. Since the interim operating agreement was signed last month, the city authorized Bird's request to add 250 more scooters.
Meanwhile, Samsung's most ardent fans get a phone that pulls out all the stops and throws in all the stuff, price be damned. Every competitor is going to have a comparative pitfall when put up against Samsung's $1000 ode to its most loyal followers.
Zambia risks losing aid from the USA government following the forced deportation of Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti. Mr Chamisa wants the court to declare him the victor or call a fresh election, his lawyer told Reuters news agency.
The club insist the 25-year-old Frenchman is not for sale at any price amid concerns that he has fallen out with Jose Mourinho . United said they were happy to be kept informed. "I asked for five players and they did not bring me any".
Thankfully, this hidden Battle Star is really easy to find and get too, especially if you are playing a big mode like 50 vs 50. This zoomed-in map by Redditor "Qpaniic" will help you track down chests in Junk Junction.
House of Fraser calls in administrators
However, the chain announced earlier today that it was calling in the administrators in a further bid to try and save the company. The announcement continued: "Significant progress has been made towards completing a sale of the group's business and assets".
The first IKEA store opened in India and it was intense
It also has a 1,000-seater restaurant, which is the biggest for IKEA in its global network, offering Swedish and Indian cuisine. Furniture store IKEA on Thursday opened its first store in Hyderabad and witnessed a huge response from the customers.
Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens
Hurricane Hector was formed far out in the Pacific Ocean on 2 August with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph). Hurricane force winds can extent up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 105 miles (165 km).
McDonald's mobile customers get chance to win food for life
Too good to be true? Since then, there have been various rumors of celebrities and businesspeople getting free food for life. At a ceremony introducing The Gateway Arch in 1965, McDonald's gave out the first McGold Card to the mayor of St.