By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 17, Oct 2021, 12:22 pm IST | UPDATED: 17, Oct 2021, 12:24 pm IST
Kerala's Idduki and Kottayam districts bore the brunt of the heavy rains that has been battering the state since Friday with several people feared missing in landslides.
On Saturday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held a high-level meeting to intensify the rescue efforts and said that all means will be used to evacuate people stranded in areas FLUOODED Due To Rain.
Meanwhile, 11 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), two Army and two Defence Service Corps (DSC) teams have been deployed in the south and central parts of Kerala to help in flood rescue. "Army and Indian Air Force are on stand-by for assistance. We will provide all help to those in need," said Kerala Minister K Rajan in rain-hit Kottayam district.
The IMD has issued a Red alert for Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur districts. Whereas, Orange alert has been issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alapuzha, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts of the southern state.