Extremely heavy rain to lash Kerala; Red alert sounded in 4 districts
Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department forecast extremely heavy rains in Kerala in coming hours. A red alert was issued in four districts - Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Wayanad and Idukki on Friday. At the same time, an orange alert was sounded in other districts in the state.
Meanwhile, a red alert was also issued in Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Wayanad on Saturday.
Districts where red alert was issued, are likely to receive rainfall above 204.5 mm within 24 hours, informed IMD. Extremely heavy rainfall will trigger dangerous situation in the state. In the warning issued by IMD, people in districts placed under red alert are advised to stay vigilant.
Districts placed under Orange Alert
August 7- Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
August 8- Pathanamthitta,Alappuzha, Kottayam,Ernakulam,Malappuram,
Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod
August 9 - Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
IMD forecast extremely heavy rain or very heavy rain in these districts. 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm rainfall is expected here.
Districts placed under Yellow Alert
August 7 - Thiruvananthapuram
August 8 - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
August 9 -Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad
August 10 - Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
August 11- Kannur, Kasaragod
Isolated places in these districts are expected to receive 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm rainfall within 24 hours.
'Excercise extreme caution', KSDMA alerts public
People living in low lying areas, river banks, areas prone to landslide and mudflow are advised to exercise extreme caution. Travelling to hilly regions must be avoided completely. Vehicular traffic in hilly regions should be banned from 7 pm to 7 am.
The Kerala Disaster Management Authority issued a set of guidelines to the public for avoiding danger during heavy rain and related natural calamities.