IMD sounds 'Red Alert' in five districts of Kerala

Several roads were damaged in many places including in Kollam and Kottayam districts

Kerala is flooded with heavy rainfall on Saturday which lead the south and central regions of the state causing water-logging and sudden flood in many river.

 

Indian Meteorological Department already sounded 'red alert' and predicted extremely heavy rainfall in five districts of the state.The 'Red Alert' was sounded for Ernakulam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, and Thrissur districts while an orange alert, warning of very heavy rainfall was issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Palakkad, and Wayanad districts.

 

CM Pinarayi Vijayan has conveyed the message from IMD and has warned of heavy rains in the state due to the 'Low Pressure' area formed over the Arabian Sea. CM appealed to the people of the state and said to be alert in the next 24 hours. As per the weather forecast, the rains already hit the south and central districts and will intensify in the northern districts by the evening. In some of the rivers the water level is expected to rise and certain dams are likely to overflow. People living in those catchment areas should be ready to follow the instructions of authorities as per the situation.

 

District Collector Navjot Khosa warned people and told not to visit tourist places and near rivers or any other water bodies in view of heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram.Several roads were damaged in many places including in Kollam and Kottayam districts while severe waterlogging in Kuttanad region were also reported.

 

Revenue Minister K Rajan called an important online meeting of district collectors to coordinate with the disaster management programmes and take details of the damage caused by the rains.

 

 

 

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