Orange alert has been sounded in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur.
The two shutters of Idamalayar dam were opened 80 cm at 6 am today. The two shutters of Pamba dam were opened by 5 am today.
Shambhu Namboothiri of Kuravakkad Illam has been selected as the chief priest of the adjoining Malikappuram Devi temple.
It is estimated that heavy rains brought about by atmospheric low pressure and the accumulated sand deposits in the river contributed to the floods.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has advised people in the southern and central districts to exercise extreme caution.
He was enthroned during a holy mass conducted by senior Bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis.
By October 16 the two low-pressure areas are even expected to come together like twins, possibly changing the course of rains in central India.
He was formally installed as the Cathlicos after a meeting of the Malankara Syrian Christian Association.
The water level in some rivers in the Pathanamthitta district will remain high because of the prevailing situation in Idukki district where a yellow alert is in force.
Traffic was disrupted for nearly 30 minutes as the two sets of comrades clashed in broad daylight.