Thiruvanathapuram: The flood wreaking in the State claimed 90 lives and 52 people found to be missing. As per official records the death toll is 83. 16 people were recovered and around 40 persons are found to be missing from Kavalappara where an entire area was devastated as debris when a hill crunched down on it. Seven persons found to be missing and 10 dead in Puthumala landslide in Wayanad. 2.55 lakh people from 63,563 families sought shelter in relief camps. As rain receded relief camps are dispersed and the number of camps reduced to 1413.
IMD alerted heavy rain in the state on Wednesday onwards, due to the formation of low pressure area at Bay of Bengal. The low pressure would likely to be more intensified on Tuesday and heavy to heavy rain lash across the state. An orange alert declared in Malappuram, Wayanad, Alapuzha, Ernakulum and Idukki districts. From August 15, rain would likely to recede but heavy wind would lash at and fishermen are alerted to venture in to the sea. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alerted people in Alapuzha over heavy rain at the high level meeting mustered up to evaluate the flood situation. The search operations are undergoing in Puthumala and Kavalappara where landslide claimed over 20 lives and the rescue operations would be stopped till the last person trapped under the debris to be recovered.