- At least 15,000 villagers were evacuated after a freak tide caused a surge of seawater in the southern Indian state of Kerala, triggering memories of December´s devastating tsunami. Seawater crashed into fishing hamlets in Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kannur districts. Meteorologists did not say what caused the tide. District officials with the help of the police shifted people living in the coastal belt into 16 makeshift camps as seawater swept into their homes. The high tide has started receding, but people have been asked not to go out into the sea in their fishing boats.
- 15,000 Flee As Freak Sea Tide Hits - Southern India
http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/ May 22, 2005
- High tide and rising of sea waves caused panic in parts of Kerala coast on Friday, but no casualty or major damage to properties had been reported. On-shore surge of sea waves was reported from across the state - from Poovar near Thiruvanathapuram to Srayeekkal in neighbouring Kollam district and Peringana in Thrissur, some 300 km from the capital, official sources said. Similar waves had struck two coastal hamlets on the outskirts of the city two days back, submerging about 50 huts.
- High tide triggers panic in parts of Kerala
http://www.hindustantimes.com/ May 20, 2005