In the last 3-4 years in Kerala, the disaster is not taking the name of stopping, sometimes deluge, sometimes corona and now rain. For the last few days, rains have made the situation in Kerala a mess. Due to the rains, the condition of many districts in Kerala remains very critical, in many districts cases of landslides and flash floods have also been reported, due to which 27 people have lost their lives in the state.
Due to incessant rains, the water level of rivers and ponds has suddenly increased significantly, due to which a red alert has been issued for a total of 11 dams across the state. Today, on the orders of the government, the gates of the Idukki dam will be opened, the water level of this dam has reached 2,396.96 feet at present. Let us tell you that this dam is one of the highest dam in Asia, the gate of Kakki Dam, which has been built over the Paba river, was also opened in view of the water level.
flood in 2018
In 2018, Kerala suffered a catastrophe, the worst floods in the last 100 years. The floods had engulfed hundreds of people, with Kerala’s Idukki, Wayanad, Trivandrum and Palakkad districts witnessing the worst of the tragedy. This flood had attracted the attention of the world, after which many countries came forward to help, former director of Kerala Forest Research Institute Dr. PS. Essa said that natural disasters have not always come from today, but humans have made the conditions so bad that whenever any kind of natural calamity comes, our problems increase.
Knowing everything, construction work is being done continuously on the mountains, we have shortened the paths of the rivers by building houses, houses and buildings on the slopes. Because of this, when there are floods, the building collapses because we have built it in the way of the river.
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In 2004, the Institute of Land and Disaster Management, in consultation with several states, proposed to divide the flood-prone districts and areas into zones, but the state governments ignored it and the result was the tragedy of Uttarakhand floods and Kerala floods. I showed up.
Nipah virus outbreak
In the year 2018, a virus was spreading inside Kerala named Nipah. Its first case was reported in Kozhikode, after which 19 people got infected with this virus, out of which 17 died. This scene was quite scary for the common people, but this virus did not spread as fast as the corona spread. Nipah virus was handled locally, this virus was definitely slower than corona but it was deadly. When its cases were reported in West Bengal, 66 people were infected with this virus, out of which 45 people lost their lives.
If you remember that the first case of corona in the country was reported inside Kerala. Where symptoms were seen in a student from Wuhan University in China. In no time, the corona epidemic spread all over India, lakhs of people lost their lives due to this. But now the situation is improving, the pace of corona seems to be slowing down, but in the last few days, thousands of cases of corona are coming to the fore in Kerala, that is, till now Kerala had not fully emerged from the corona itself due to this heavy rain. attacked.
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