- Half of Kerala declared flood-hit.
- 10,000 people evacuated.
- All 5 gates of Idukki-Cheruthoni dam opened.
- Kochupampa dam also opened.
- 80 Army personnel from Madras Regiment deployed for rescue and relief missions for tourists in Pallivasal, Idukki.
- Flood alerts in Kuttanad, Chengannur, Karthikappally Taluks.
- ATMs and banks closed in flood-hit areas.
- Navy and NDRF reached Ernakulam.
- Drinking water crisis in Kochi, as the supply from Aluva was down by 20%.
- Thiruvananthapuram airport geared up, as Cochin International airport shut down.
- Red Alert remained in place for all 8 districts.
- Number of houses destroyed reached 20,000.
- Low-pressure formation powerful over Odisha coast, and rain forecasted for 2 more days.
- Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, took an aerial survey of Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala, asserting that the situation is “very serious”.
- Taking to Twitter, the minister announced immediate release of Rs 100 crore.
- Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said preliminary assessments indicated that total loss due to flooding is worth Rs 8,316 crores.
- CM urged Indian government to sanction a special package within 4 weeks time.
- Following heavy rains, gates of 35 dams in the state opened. It is the first time in history where all five gates of Idukki dam opened.
- Government issued an alert before opening gates of Mullaperiyar dam when water levels reached 140-foot mark.
- Idukki district administration relocated over 4,000 people to relief camps.
- At least eight people killed in Malappuram owing to a house collapsing.
- Kochi airport shut until August 18.
- Temporary health centres opened in all affected areas.
- 150,000 homes abandoned in Kuttanad.
- 82,442 individuals rescued.
- 142,000 people were in 416 relief camps in Ernakulam district.
- 80,757 people placed in 500 relief camps in Alappuzha district.
- Kerala State Electricity Board switched off almost 4,000 transformers across the state, disrupting power supply over past 24 hours.
- Thousands left stranded in Thiruvalla, Chengannur, Chalakkudy, Kalady.
- Red Alert remained in Idukki and Kottayam districts.
- Kochi Naval Airport opened for civil aviation.
- 400 fishing boats from Thiruvananthapuram joined rescue ops.
- Chalakkudy river reached 16 feet.
- Indian Coast Guard rescued 1,342 stranded people, guiding a further 4,240 to safer areas. 18 rescue and relief teams deployed for rescue missions.
- 12 additional Army boats announced.
- 5 units of NDRF made their way to Thiruvananthapuram for rescue operations.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced he will take a tour of Kerala to assess situation.
- Red Alerts withdrawn from all districts where it was in place.
- Rainfall weakened across the state. However, IMD predicted strong winds by the coasts, and rough seas over the south, central and northwest Arabian Sea. Fishermen advised not to go out to sea in these areas.
- 8 deaths reported in Thrissur district.
- CM confirmed rescue missions are in the final stage, and seeks a change of priority to rehabilitation missions.
- People still stranded in Paravur.
- In Chengannur, situation eased.
- 90% of Kuttanad residents evacuated.
- Water receded in Ranni, Konni, Kozhancherry and parts of Pathanamthitta district.
- Road and rail transportation services resumed.
- For the first time since the 1924 floods, water level at Vembanadu lake touched 90cm.
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