Disaster Management

Seeking help on social media

Social media was flooded with distress calls from stranded people as well as videos of swirling waters taking over homesteads, roads and riverbanks. The personnel of the Army, the National Disaster Response Force, the State police and the Revenue Department had a tough time reaching out to the people marooned …

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Heavy rains, landslips cut off NH 75

Kodagu inundated; administration issues advisory to tourists against travel to district The arterial road connecting Bengaluru to the State’s coast will be barred for heavy traffic for the next 10 days following incessant rains and repeated landslides in the Shiradi Ghat stretch of National Highway 75. The Karnataka State Road …

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Inundated Kerala gets a break from rain

Toll touches 31; over 60,000 displaced Despite a respite from rain and falling water levels in major dams, Kerala remained on alert on Saturday, with over 60,000 persons displaced in four districts. The Met Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places in Idukki, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Wayanad, …

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Flooding puts Kerala in crisis

Red alert sounded in eight districts; heavy discharge from Idukki; toll rises to 27 Many parts of Kerala were grappling with a looming crisis on Friday as a heavy rainfall warning and tidal flooding alert looked set to compound the worsening flood situation in the State. The State Disaster Management …

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