River levels in the district drop after 4 days.

Ernakulam district was on yellow alert on Friday . Water levels in Periyar and Muvattupuzha rivers decreased .

Kochi: After four days of torrential rain, Ernakulam breathed a sigh of relief on Friday as the chances of heavy rain vanished.The water levels in Periyar and Muvattupuzha rivers decreased.Water level in all three stations in Ernakulam's Periyar river basin dropped.On the day, the district was on yellow alert, but the situation in Puthenvelikara and nearby areas remained fragile as the water level in Chalakudy River rose to its lowest level, according to Puthenvelikara panchayat vice-president Jose MP.More than 1,321 residents were rescued from 35 relief camps in Aluva, North Paravur, Kunnathunad, Kanayannur, Muvattupuz On Friday, the district received just light rains, but after the heavy rains that fell on August 1, the district saw crop loss of Rs 18 crore.

According to the preliminary inquiry findings prepared by various agriculture offices, a significant crop loss was recorded in the Muvattupuzha block, which consisted of 604 hectares.Officials said the district sustained heavy rains this month, causing significant loss of plantain, vegetables, paddy, and rubber crops.At Urulanthanni in Kuttampuzha village, a 65-year-old man died after a tree fell on him.The surface of MC Road in Muvattupuzha was caved in heavy rain the other day, and PWD officials restored traffic service on the stretch 20 hours after the incident.