Kerala Floods: PM Narendra Modi's aerial survey put-off due to bad weather

Due to extreme weather conditions, PM Narendra Modi’s aerial survey in Kerala has been put-off.

PM Narendra Modi Kerala Floods: PM Narendra Modi's aerial survey put-off due to bad weather Source : Press

As the monsoon season in India started in June, the massive side-effects of it are currently seen in the state of Kerala where the situation is almost out of control.

The massive floods in Kerala have killed over 324 people till now from past nine days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Kerala today to conduct an aerial survey but his flight returned to Kochi due to bad weather conditions.

"Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps," a Chief Miniter's tweet reads.

Over 82,000 people were rescued on Friday as multiple rescue agencies shifted people from flooded districts to relief camps. Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran's mother was also rescued and pictures have started flooding the internet.

Mallika Sukumaran is being rescued by volunteers from their ancestral house in Thiruvananthapuram which is partially submerged in flood water.

Chengannur and Chalakudy areas are the worst affected at the moment because of the heavy currents here, CM Vijayan said.

"Kerala is being ravaged by torrential rains since August 8, which have triggered landslides and floods. It has disrupted air, rail and road traffic in several places. Public transport has practically disappeared from most parts of the state. Around 2 lakh people have been housed in 1,568 relief camps" quoted a leading daily.