Kerala flood: Heavy rainfall wreaks havoc; 24-hour control room opened 6 Photos . Updated: 09 Aug 2019, 03:59 PM IST Staff Writer Kerala flood: 22 people were killed by the incessa... moreKerala flood: 22 people were killed by the incessant downpour while over 20,000 people have been evacuated from the rain-affected areas in Kerala. IMD predicted more rains in the next 24 hours, especially in the hilly areas of the state 1/6Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala even on Friday. Heavy to heavy rainfall to continue in the state for the next few days, says IMD. In pic: Submerged areas of Nilambur and Perinthalmanna of Malappuram district in Kerala. (ANI Photo) 2/6Two most popular tourist destinations in Kerala — Idukki and Wayanad are severely affected. Of the 22,165 people in 315 relief camps in the state, Wayanad has 9,563 people in 105 relief camps, the highest in the state. In pic: Floodwater rushes from under a bridge in Munnar town of Kerala’s Idukki district on Thursday. Photo: PTI 3/6India Meteorological Dept (IMD) issues 'red alert' for 9 districts in Kerala. Red alert has been issued for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod districts. Photo: ANI 4/6Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today assured the people that there is no need to panic. (ANI Photo) 5/6A 24-hour control room has been set up at the State Police headquarters to assist those affected by the rains. You can reach the emergency response centre by calling 112. (ANI Photo) 6/6Indian Navy opens naval air station INS Garuda for civil flights due to non-availability of Cochin International Airport there. Six NDRF teams have been deployed to rescue stranded people from the flood-hit areas.