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.
No break in Darshans in Tirumala Tirupathi: Chairman Tirumala sources stated that Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Trust Board YV Subba Reddy has issued orders to cancel the L1, L2 and L3 break darshans in Tirumala. When speaking to press persons on Tuesday, he said that alternative arrangements would be implemented from Monday to replace the 'break darshan'. Furthermore he also said that the authorities have been asked
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