Sources from Kerala reported that heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in Kerala. Accordingly the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha are reported to have received the most rainfall on Sunday and the states that many low-lying areas in Kochi city were flooded as a result of heavy rains, making it difficult for pedestrians and vehicles, especially two-wheelers to move through inundated roads.
Moreover the Kochi district administration has opened flood relief camps at Chellanam and Vypeen, where around 100 houses were reported to have been submerged in water. Reports added that many major roads in Kochi including South Railway Station road, Seaport Airport Road, MG road, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry were flooded.
Furthermore the district Disaster Management
Authority has directed control rooms be opened at Kanayannoor, Aluva,
Kothamangalam, Kochi, Paravur and Muvattupuzha and the district of Alappuzha
was also severely hit by rains on Sunday. Further many roads including the
Alappuzha-Changanassery state highway was flooded leading to heavy traffic and
inconvenience to the commuters. Hence with heavy rains being predicted in the
state till Tuesday, seven districts have declared holiday for all
educational institutions on Monday.
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