Daily life in several districts of central and northern Kerala has been affected due to torrential rainfall and destructive floods since Wednesday. 

Kochi was flooded on Friday even after the fourth sluice gate of the Idukki dam was opened. Not only Idukki dam, 24 reservoirs opened their gates. 

The death toll has reached 27 and as many as 10,000 people have been evacuated from the inundated regions. 

In the northern districts of the state, five columns of Army have been deployed to carry out rescue operations. 

On Thursday, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) shut down its arrival operations and services were only resumed at 3.05 pm.

The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next three days in Kerala.