The CM announced that the death toll has reached 167.
At least eight people were killed when an irrigation dam burst and a landslide hit three houses in the town of Nenmara, Palakkad district, authorities said. Officials said at least 1.65 lakh people have been lodged in 1,155 relief camps across the state, including 1.12 lakh in Ernakulam district alone.
Vijayan said 80 dams had reached danger levels and appealed to the population not to ignore evacuation orders. More are due in coming days. He also reviewed the rescue operations that have been going on in the state. Food & dry ration has been distributed among them, rescue operation is underway. This is as per statistics provided by the Disaster Management State Control Room, released on Wednesday evening.
Kochi Metro suspended operations on Thursday morning after flood waters entered the Muttom yard near Aluva and train services have been affected in various parts of the state with cancellation of many passenger trains and partial cancellation of some long distance train.
Kerala families could be seen paddling boats provided by the military, while in some areas families commandeered local wooden boats to get to safety.
Hundreds of villages have been flooded, more than 10,000km of roads and thousands of homes have been destroyed or damaged across the state, officials said.
Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached risky levels.
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Indian television broadcast images of cars and livestock washed away in the floods while men and women waded through chest-high waters that flowed through village streets. Speaking to The Indian Express, Sobha Rajan, who was stranded in the area along with 25 people including six children, said they were "on the verge of drowning".
Greeta Mathew pleaded for help for her family in a Twitter message. All rescue control rooms' numbers busy.
RAINS AND flood water continued to cause extensive damage across Kerala, triggering a series of landslides that claimed the lives of 27 persons Thursday, taking the death toll to 94.
With Kerala reeling under the worst floods it has experienced this century, authorities of the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) have said that the airport will not be operational till August 26.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give additional relief to flood-ravaged Kerala.
"Today there are 52 different teams of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and NDRF present. Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala".