Heavy rain accompanied by wind caused large-scale damage in the district on Sunday. Uprooted trees damaged many houses in Devikulam and Udumbanchola taluks.
Water level in the Idukki reservoir reached 60% of its total capacity and in the Mullaperiyar dam is rising steadily.
An official of the District Disaster Management Cell on Sunday said that the water level in the dam was 2,367.6 ft while in the Mullaperiyar dam it was 127.5 ft, 2 ft more than the previous day’s level.
The total capacity of the dam is 142 ft.
68.2 mm rainfall
Devikulam taluk received the highest rainfall of 68.2 mm, followed by Idukki taluk, 56.8 mm. Thodupuzha taluk received 53.3-mm rainfall, Peerumade 44 mm, and Udumbanchola 34.6 mm.
As water level continued to rise in the Kanniyar river in Munnar, search operations could not be carried out for three people — Manikandan, 30, his wife Sivaranjini, 26 and their son Darshan of Periyavara Factory — who jumped into the river on Saturday. Though, the Fire and Rescue Services team reached the spot on Saturday, the search operations were disrupted due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The search will continue once the water level started declining, a senior police officer said.
A Scuba team which reached the spot on Sunday from Muvattupuzha also returned due to the high water level. The Kanniyar river originating at Periyavara joins the Muthirapuzha river at Munnar.
Pallivasal resident Biji, 35, who jumped into the Attukadu waterfall on June 9 is still missing.
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