People of Thalavadi near Tiruvalla being shifted to a camp on Sunday (Photo | EPS) ALAPPUZHA: Just like 2018 and 2019, mass exodus of people began from Kuttanad again after the monsoon rain inundated the entire region, breaching outer bunds of five paddy polders and submerging several houses partially or fully. Most residents have shifted either to relief camps or to their relatives’ homes. As many as 350 houses have been submerged in Kainakari panchayat, while 150 and 200 houses have been partially flooded on the Valiyathuruth and Vavakkad paddy polders, respectively. Water level in the Upper Kuttanad area rose by over four feet on Sunday, said Thalavadi panchayat member Ajithkumar Pisharath. Residents of Kuttanadu are fleeing on heavy vehicles & boats after police stopped two-wheelers & small cars in many parts of Alappuzha-Changanacherry road. #KeralaRains #KeralaFloods @xpresskerala @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/o4OhrshQE7 — Bechu.S (@bechu_s) August 9, 2020 “Around 200 people have been shifted to relief camps. At least 30 houses have been partially submerged. People are being shifted on tractors and in other heavy vehicles,” […]