Kerala receives record 164% surplus rainfall in the last 19 days

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New Delhi: Kerala, the south Indian state witnessing the devastating flood situation, has received record 42% surplus rainfall till 19th of August. While the normal rainfall is 1649.5 mm, the state has received 2346.6 mm rainfall, mainly due to record 164% surplus rainfall in August, according to the data released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The rainfall over Kerala during June and July (1-19 August) has been 15% and 18%.
Meanwhile, the state continues to battle with flood conditions even after rains do reduce to some extent. Rainfall activity has eased out to an extent, but the state continues to battle with floods and thousands remain stranded.
According to reports, more than 3.5 lakh people are even now in over 3,000 relief camps across the state. In the past ten days, the death toll has crossed 200 and since Southwest Monsoon hit the state, Kerala saw more than 300 deaths.
The Defence Forces have contributed enough and until now have saved 23,213 lives, provided medical aid to more than 2000 people, restored connectivity at 42 locations, cleared 22 landslides and built 15 temporary bridges.
As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, rainfall intensity will reduce as compared to previous days. Hence, rains will be moderate in nature for the next few days due to this trough.

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