The arrival operations were suspended for two hours on August 9 in the view of a possible inundation in the airport area. All Air India express flights from Cochin will operate from Thiruvananthapuram, a spokesman of the national carrier said. Train services were disrupted at many places and rail service between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari was suspended after main bridges were swept away in the gushing waters. Railway officials said all trains in the state will run at a speed of 30kmph to avoid accidents. Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor who visited a temporary relief shelter for displaced people in the state capital said an 80-year-old lady, "whose daughter insists she's 85", told him says she has never seen so much rain in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala sought more relief and help from the army and the NDRF. The toll in the worst natural disaster in the state could rise further with several people missing since Tuesday night. Many areas were marooned and landslides reported in Kannur, Wayanad and Kozhikode districts. The state government asked visitors to avoid hilly areas as the popular hill station of Munnar was cut off from the rest of Kerala. People were also asked to avoid the Sabarimala hill shrine in Pathanamthitta district as the water level in the nearby rain-fed Pampa River was rising. The weather department has issued a red alert for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam districts till Thursday. The worst-affected Idukki and Wayanad districts received 80mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, a spokesperson of the regional office of the meteorological department said. Prime minister Modi mentioned the flood-hit state of Kerala in his address to the nation on the 72nd Independence Day. "Many parts of the nation witnessed a good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been affected by flooding. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives due to floods.