Kerala to open Idukki dam, 2 others today; evacuation on
The Indian Express Delhi|October 19, 2021
FLOOD TOLL 38; TWO BODIES FOUND IN LANDSLIDE DEBRIS
SHAJU PHILIP

KERALA government will open the shutters of the Idukki dam on Tuesday as the state's largest reservoir, which accounts for more than 93 per cent of its live storage capacity, is rapidly filling up after heavy rain. On Monday, the toll from rain-related incidents rose to 38 since October 12, according to the state disaster management authority.

The state government has sounded an alert in downstream areas of the Idukki dam, including suburban areas of Kochi, and begun evacuating families that could be affected by the likely flash floods.

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