Kerala Rain: Locals in the mountainous Idukki district are being warned on public announcement system to stay safe.
Sixty nine tourists, including 20 foreigners, are stranded at a resort in the popular tea county of Munnar in Kerala’s Idukki district. The roads leading to the resort are blocked due to landslides as rain continued to pound the state. The army has been called in to help the tourists get out.
26 people have been killed so far in Kerala, including 11 in high-range Idukki in landslides.
On Thursday, the United States consulate in Chennai had issued a travel alert and advised the US citizens to avoid visiting areas affected by landslides and flashfloods.
Locals in the mountainous Idukki district are being warned on public announcement system to stay safe. There are, however, no fresh reports of flooding and landslides in the district.
Five shutters of the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki water reservoir have been opened since Thursday.