Rain in several parts of Kerala has taken a heavy toll of life and property.
Twenty six people have died due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala
Rainstorms continued overnight in many parts of the state with the army, the navy, the air force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) working on explusion and comfort for people living there.
A highest level of alert was issued for the Idukki water reservoir the gates of which was opened yesterday after 26 years.Three shutters of on the dams of the Idukki reservoir have been opened after the water level crossed 2,400 feet. The teams of the NDRF are involved in the relief operations.
Schools and colleges are closed today in Idukki, Wayanad, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta districts.