Flood danger in the Chalakudy River decreases

The water level in the Chalakudy river had risen just below the 7.1-metre threshold late Thursday night . The water level dropped to 6.9 meters in the evening .

Thrissur: Following the rain on Friday, the flood threat in Chalakudy has decreased.Despite the fact that the water level in the Chalakudy river had risen just below the 7.1-metre threshold late Thursday night, it stood more or less stagnant at 7.21 meters for several hours until Friday.In the evening, the river's water level dropped to 6.9 meters.However, in many low-lying areas such as Meloor, Pariyaram, Annamanada, Poyya, and Mala, waterlogging is also prevalent.

The water level in the Peringalkuthu, Peechi, and Chimony dams was also below the maximum storage capacity, though it was still below the warning threshold.By lowering the shutters, water is being drawn from these dams.According to district officials, up to 4,204 residents from 1,618 households have been relocated to the 93 camps in the district.Since the rain fury hasn't completely dissipated, the authorities have urged the people not to be in hurry to return home from the relief camps.