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Rain situation still grim

india Updated: Jun 24, 2007 12:33 IST

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Rain-battered Kerala on Sunday experienced a let up in downpour but the state was yet to recover from the monsoon fury that claimed at least 30 lives and caused largescale devastation.

Reports from across the state said there was a lull in rains in most places this morning, but hundreds of families were still in relief camps with the coastal stretches, low-lying areas and hill districts remaining vulnerable.

Power supply and road traffic, disrupted by torrential rains and gusty winds, were yet to be restored in many places, especially in the rural areas of the northern districts.

Rivers and streams are in spate while water level in dams and reservoirs continued to rise as the catchment areas in the high-range Idukki district was experiencing good rainfall.

The Government has stepped up relief activity and ordered free rations to the people in the affected areas.

Revenue Minister KP Rajendran is visiting Wayanad district, which accounted for five casualties on Saturday, including four members of a family.

Control cells had been set up in all districts to monitor the situation closely.