Since late April, the Kochuthara colony has been flooded several times intermittently. Every time, a flood occurs, the area remains submerged for days. In many other villages of Kuttanad, the story sounds similar.
The rainfall received so far this year has surpassed 3521 mm rainfall recorded in 2007 and 3519 mm in 2018 when floods wreaked havoc across the state.
The construction work of the A-C canal is yet to be completed, even 70 years after it was envisaged.
All educational institutions will remain shut in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Alappuzha districts on Tuesday.
The flood situation was made worse by those who did not know even the basics of dam management but instead of conducting a probe, the Left government tried to protect the accused, V D Satheesan said.
The authorities had failed to issue precautionary alerts or warning when the deluge had wreaked havoc in the southern state in 2018, it said in a latest report.
Devastated by natural calamities one after the another, an elderly man based in Rajakkad in Idukki district is seeking help to tide over these difficult times.
This October, Kerala received 589.9 millimetres, more than the previous high of 566 mm recorded in October 1999.
'There is no need to panic,' Minister for Water Resources Roshy Augustine said ahead of opening of shutters in Mullaperiyar Dam on Friday.
Since Tamil Nadu opens the shutters to release water without warning, those on the banks of Periyar live in perpetual fear of floods.