Rain Batters Kerala, Schools Shut Today, Kochi Airport Closed Till Sunday | Read

PUBLISHED ON: August 9, 2019 | Duration: 3 min, 23 sec

  
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Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala have been stopped till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rain, airport officials said today. The water level in Periyar river and a canal near the airport has been rising. The Kerala government said a red alert - likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall - has been issued for four districts: Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met with officials of the State Disaster Management Authority at their control room to oversee coordination of relief and rescue operations on Thursday.
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