Tauktae: Rain Abates, But Misery Continues In KL; 4,712 In Relief Camps
The New Indian Express Chennai|May 17, 2021
Fishing ban to be in effect till further notice as squally weather set to continue till Tuesday

After two days of incessant rainfall triggered by Cyclone Tauktae, the showers abated in Kerala on Sunday. However, rough sea continued to batter the State’s coastline, damaging several houses.

Though the cyclone has moved away from the Kerala region, the State will continue to witness moderate rainfall on Monday. India Meteorological Department has sounded a yellow alert for all districts, except Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Wayanad, on Monday. Meanwhile, several people were forced to take shelter in relief camps after the sea flooded and destroyed their homes. So far, 141 relief camps have been opened across the state, sheltering 4,712 people from 1,300 families.

As the squally weather prevailing in the Arabian Sea is set to continue till Tuesday, the ban enforced on fishing activities will be in effect till further notice. Meanwhile, the northern parts of the state witnessed extreme rainfall till Sunday morning. However, the rain subsided later in the day.

A woman died when a coconut tree fell on her following strong winds in Koyilandy. The deceased is Kandal Mithal Yashoda, 71, of Arikkulam in Koyilandy.

Till 8.30 am on Sunday, Mahe recorded the highest rainfall of 24cm, followed by Vadakara (23 cm), Vythiri, 21 cm and Taliparamba and Thalassery (17cm each). The highest rainfall in the day time (till 5.30pm) was recorded in Kozhikode (5cm).

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