Operation of Kochi International Airport suspended until 18th August
Kochi international airport has suspended its operations for four days. It was informed by the airport authorities in a notification issued. The notification states, “Kochi airport operations temporarily suspended till 18th Saturday 2 PM since the inflow of water is still on a raising trend. We are working hard to drain out the storm water. All are requested to co-operate.”
All the suspended services of Kochi will be operated from Thiruvananthapuram Airport.
An Emergency control room has opened in the airport to assist the passengers. Control room contact numbers are – 0484 3053500, 2610094.
Red alert has been declared in the districts Vayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargod, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Eranakulam until 16th August.
Red alert is also declared for Alappuzha, Thrissur, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta until 15th August.
Meanwhile Orange alert is declared for Thiruvananthapuram, and Kollam until 16th August
The authorities also wan the public to abstain from adventurous activities in rain affected areas.
Kerala has been going through the worst time in his history due to incessant rain that caused flood and landslides in various parts of the state. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives were lost. Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged. For the first time in history, 27 dams in the State had to be opened.