According to the India Meteorological Department, from June 1 to August 16, Kerala has received cumulative rainfall of 2227.26 mm, projecting an excess of 37.49% rainfall this monsoon. Since May 29, when the monsoon arrived in the state, a total of 264 people have been killed, the government said Thursday, adding that of them, 75 people have been killed in the last one week. Twelve out of 14 districts in the state are on high alert, with central and northern districts among the most affected. Particularly, the hilly districts of Idukki and Wayanad have contributed the most casualties due to multiple landslips.
A total of 37 out of the states 42 dams and reservoirs have been opened to drain out excess water from the catchment areas. Shutters of dams like Cheruthoni, one of the largest arch dams on the continent, were opened for the first time in 26 years, releasing lakhs of liters into the Periyar which continues to remain swollen. The donations will be submitted to the government of Kerala and through Paytm transactions, rest of the supplies will be given to people