20 people died. Kochi Airport closed. The school was closed due to heavy rain.

Heavy rain continued to smash Kerala and the death toll increased by 20 people, reportedly missing due to logging, forcing Kochi International Airport to close until Sunday. All educational institutions were closed today and the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked for help from the Army and the Air Force because the prophets predicted that there would be more rain in the next two days.

A few days ago, heavy rainfall was recorded by Wayanad as the most affected, while many areas were still cut off from broken roads and many people feared being trapped in landslides. In Meppady, seven people died on Friday. There were four people at Wayanad, two at Idukki and one in Malappuram.

Officials have advised tourists to avoid the Wayanad and Idukki districts until 15 August. "Some areas, such as Nilambur, Iritty, Kottiyur and Munnar hill destinations, receive 18-20 cm of rainfall in the past 24 hours," the Met office said.

From all 44 rivers in the state, more than half are in floods and many dams have been added to the river. Over 20,000 people have been evacuated to safer places due to overflowing rivers and dams in many areas amid heavy rain. He said

The Kerala Disaster Management Agency issued a red alert in the Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts for two days. Red alert means the notification area will receive heavy to very heavy rain. Yellow alerts will remain in six other regions. The regional metrology center says

This severe rain of spells occurred almost a year after the devastating floods. The state killed over 450 people and caused hundreds of millions of damage. Millions of people have been affected by the floods, causing severe damage to agriculture, houses and other infrastructure. Last year, the situation deteriorated after authorities released water from many dams simultaneously in mid-August.

Last year, more than one million people were moved to relief camps, due to 13 red alert officials from 14 districts. It was a level 3 disaster that was in line with the nearly catastrophic situation or large-scale disaster that dominated district-level agencies. And the state The state government has set one percent in the week before building the infrastructure that is affected by the flood.

Despite the rain that has not stopped in the past few days, the state still has heavy rain - the amount of rainfall this year until 8 August is 1147.4 mm and the normal fall during this period is 1497 1 Mm, but the prophet said More than usual when the monsoon season comes near

"The monsoon is a four-month season during Kerala. July - August will have the most rain. But today some days have heavy rain due to external reasons So we can't speak monsoon in complete change, "said K Santosh, director of IMD's regional center.