Life continues to be affected

There is no let-up in the difficulties of the people in the flood-ravaged upper Kuttanad. Prolonged flooding of houses and farm lands has made life utterly miserable for the people.

The district administration opened more relief camps in the district on Friday. As many as 8,059 people of 2,182 families have been camping in 98 relief camps in different parts of the district as on Friday evening.

A total of 7,300 people had been shifted to 87 relief camps in Thiruvalla taluk alone, official sources said.

The floodwaters have started receding, but at a slow pace, owing to the absence of sufficient flood escape routes, leaving many parts of upper Kuttand inundated for the fifth day.

Vehicular traffic at Peringara, Nedumpram, Kadapra, and Niranom still remain disrupted. Meanwhile, the administration has assessed the loss in the flood in the district at Rs. 2.97 crore.

Shutters opened

The Kerala State Electricity Board opened the shutters of the Moozhiyar dam of the Kakkad hydroelectric project in the Kakkattar river on Friday due to heavy inflow from its catchment areas.

District Collector P.B. Noohu has called upon the people residing on either banks of the Kakkattar to be cautious against a possible flood situation in the downstream reaches of the river due to release of water from the dam.

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