Kerala on high alert as flash floods kill 37

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The state, however, is still on high alert as Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall for the next four days. Many lives were lost.

Official sources at the Kerala Disaster Management Authority said the districts of Idukki and Wayanad have sounded a red alert among the eight districts.

Besides the NDRF, adequate columns of army, navy and coast guard, helicopters of Indian Air Force, navy and coast guard are deployed in Kerala for assisting the state administration in lifting and dropping of essential commodities.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala, Chief Secretary Tom Jose and Kerala police chief Loknath Behera undertook an aerial survey of Idukki and other flood hit parts of Kerala. He said Kerala is in the midst of an "unprecedented flood havoc" and the calamity has caused "immeasurable misery and devastation".

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Two fishermen drowned yesterday when their boat capsized off Thiruvananthapuram coast.

At least 37 people were killed, almost 54,000 left homeless while dams and rivers overflowed, parts of highways collapsed, and homes were swept away in severe flooding across the state as the heavy downpour continued for the fourth day on Saturday. At least 36000 people have been evacuated and over 30000 relief camps have been set up by the Kerala govt. In the last three days, crops on over 1,430 hectares of land perished in the flood.

Singh, accompanied by tourism minister K J Alphons and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, will visit the floods and landslides affected areas, a home ministry statement said.

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