Life in flood-hit Kothamangalam is limping back to normality.

Many started leaving relief camps on Wednesday, hoping to re-build their lives without much delay. However, the floodwaters seemed to have left a trail of massive destruction in the region.

Revenue Department officials said that only 150 families were now left in relief camps. As many as 1,707 families had registered at various camps during the worst-hit days. Those continuing at the camps are from Neriamangalam, Manikantanchal, Pothanikad, Inchathotti, Thangalam, and Jawahar Colony.

The officials added that two bridges at Kanjiraveli near Neriamangalam had been destroyed in the flash floods. The destroyed structures are the concrete bridge over the Deviyar river and the hanging bridge over Maniyanpara. Around 350 families were isolated after the hanging bridge collapsed.

The residents of Kuttampuzha, Pooyamkutty, and Inchathotti remained isolated following the floods.

Meanwhile, an expert team comprising dam safety officials assessed the strength of the Bhoothathankettu dam. They pointed out that there was no cause for worry as the dam remained safe.

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